Donegal News League Cup – Sunday 3rd Sept
Cockhill Celtic FC – 8 (M Coyle (2), R Doherty (2), G Friel (2), P Doherty & J Bradley)
Swilly Rovers FC – 1 (Boachie-Ansah)
Cockhill started the defence of the league cup with a facile win against willing but limited opponents. Cockhill were on top from the start and took the lead on 11mins when James Bradley played in Mark Coyle who slotted low past Jamie Blamey. Two nil on 20mins when Ryan Varma’s free kick from left was headed home by Peter Doherty at back post. Three nil on 24mins. Garbhan Friel converts penalty after Paul McDermott is fouled. Four nil on 25mins. Paul McDermott cross headed in by Mark Coyle. Five nil on 31mins. William O’Connor threads a through ball to Ronan Doherty who slots home. Six nil on 43mins. Ronan Doherty shot from edge of box. Six nil ht.
To their credit, Swilly regrouped and made it difficult for Cockhill in the second half with Conor Doogan, and Paul Clarke prominent. On 55mins, Friel converted from close range following a defensive mix-up to make it 7-0. On 61mins Swilly got the goal their second half performance deserved when Kennedy Boachie-Ansah coolly slotted past Cullen after being released by Marty McDaid. Cockhill had the final say on 81mins when James Bradley intercepted a pass in midfield before advancing and firing past Blaney.