Midweek games where a plenty as the season reaches its climax. On Tuesday Maghera defeated Drummond 5-0 in a big week for their title hopes. Christopher O’Kane, Stefan O’Donnell 2, Mark O’Donnell and Ryan Winton all netting. Burndennett defeated Dungiven by the odd goal in seven with Paul McGettigan getting a hatrick and Mark Doherty the other. Eglinton and Ballykelly played what could be a promotion decider and Eglinton won 2-0 thanks to Johnny Hume and Petie Doherty.
Maghera continued their hunt for the title with a 3-1 win on Thursday. Jerome McKenna got 2 and an own goal was enough to see off Newbuildings 3-1 who had Matty Smyth on target. Dungiven defeated Greysteel 4-1 with Conor O’Kane, Sean Boyd 2 and Emmett Duffy doing the damage. Harkin with Greysteel’s reply. In the Second Division Dungiven Thirds had an impressive 5-1 away win at Glendermott with Eoighan Quigg scoring all 5!
Friday night was the City Cup final and the favourites Ardmore were defeated by Eglinton. Gareth Browne for Ardmore and Sean Whorskey, Petie Doherty and Johnny Hume the heroes for the Villagers.
Saturday saw the two Premier title contenders both win. Lincoln Courts won 2-1 away to City Colts. Gary Nutt and Mark Hamilton again with the vital Lincoln goals and Eoghan Moore for Colts. Maghera also won defeating Burndennett 3-1. Jerome McKenna with another 2 and Declan McErlean the other for the Strollers. Ryan Duddy for Burn. Newbuildings won 2-1 at home to Drummond. Gary Kelly and Craig Culbert for Newbuildings. Paul Love with a penalty for Drummond. Also in the Premier. Sion and Dungiven drew 3-3. In Division three Roe Rovers Reserves finished their season with a 5-2 win over a youthful Dungiven Thirds. Brendan “Foxy” McGonigle opened the scoring with his 100th goal for the club. Niall Deehan, Fergus Irwin, Paul Ferris and Matty Hamilton with Rovers other goals. Eoghan Quigg was again on target for Dungiven.
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