Both teams went into this game pointless in what was expected to be a tight contest but early goals from Ruairi O’Kane and Conor Forrest gave Limavady a 2-0 to 0-1 lead and in the difficult scoring conditions there was no way back for the city side. At the interval a much improved Limavady led by 2-3 to 0-3.
Limavady looked a lot sharper than in their defeats by Slaughtmanus and Ogra Colmcille but for Paul Simpson’s Doire Trasna it looks o be a hard road ahead if they cannot reduced their lengthy injury list sooner rather than later.
Limavady scorers: Ruairi O’Kane 1-3, Conor Forrest 1-1, John Deighan 0-2f, Eoin McLaughlin, Paddy Higgins and Dessie Loughery 0-1 each.
Doire Trasna scorers: Kieran McKenna 0-2, Din McLaughlin, Colin Murray, Barry McKenna and Michael McNaught 0-1 each.
This game at The Broagh had a most dramatic finish, home keeper O’Kane deflected a penalty for a ’45. Aaron Kerrigan held his nerve to send over the resultant ’45 to give Claudy a most deserved draw with the last kick of the game.
Castledawson led by 0-5 to 0-3 at the interval but they were hard pushed to hold off the lively Claudy in the second period. Claudy have improved immensely from last year and with three points from as many games their young team will improve even further.
Castledawson scorers: Conor Scullion 0-4, Cairan O’Kane and Aidan McElhone 0-2 each.
Claudy scorers: Aaron Kerrigan 0-4, Paddy Hargan 0-2, Aidan McLaughlin and Shane McGahon 0-1 each.
In a thrilling game e the home team were fortunate to emerge with a one point victory after Drumsurn had two late goals ruled out. Ryan Mullan and Paul Butcher were the men who found the net to no avail.
Drumsurn led by 0-8 to 0-6 at the interval but lost Ciaran Mullan with a hamstring injury for the second half. The star for the ‘Bridge was Danny Mulholland who scored 1-5 to keep his team among the early league leaders.
Drumsurn looked fast and lively but they failed to tie down the elusive Mulholland and it was not a happy ending as those disallowed goals proved decisive.
Newbridge scorers: Danny Mulholland 1-5, Peter McGrogan 0-4, Kevin Sweeney 0-2, Ciaran Dougan and Paddy McGuigan 0-1 each.
Drumsurn scorers: Paul Butcher 1-2, Ciaran Mullan and Cahir Friel 0-3 each, Ciaran Ferris and Ryan Mullan 0-2 each.
At the half way mark Ballerin would have been happy enough, trailing by 1-4 to 1-1 playing against the breeze. It all went wrong for Ballerin in the second half, Cathal Faulkner sent a penalty over the bar and goalkeeper Paul Keane was carried off injured. Half back Anton Bradley was also injured to add to Ballerin’s growing injury list.
A second Desertmartin goal this time by Adie McGuigan put the home team in control and in the end they were comfortable four point winners.
Ballerin scorers: Cathal Faulkner 0-6, 0-5frees, 0-1pen, Shaun Mullan 1-0, Eugene Mullan 0-2 and Mark Ferris 0-1.
Desertmartin scorers: Enda McGuckin 1-4, Donal Murray 0-4, Adie McGuigan 1-0, Gregory McGovern and Cormac McGuckin 0-1 each.
Other results: Ballymaguigan 0-12, Lissan 1-11: Ogra Colmcille 2-5, Swatragh 0-15.