Campbell’s move into second spot after win over Harps

The Oxford goalkeeper gets the timing right to clear the ball from the inrushing Don Bosco's Martin Doherty during Sunday's Terry Kelly Memorial Cup semi-final at Brandywell. DER4615MC080

The Oxford goalkeeper gets the timing right to clear the ball from the inrushing Don Bosco's Martin Doherty during Sunday's Terry Kelly Memorial Cup semi-final at Brandywell. DER4615MC080

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Campbell’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Brandywell Harps . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Campbell’s took a while to get started in this game but when they did they never looked back.

And following a well worked build-up involving Jimmy Boyd, young Conal Gayle hammered home from inside the penalty box to give the Waterside men the lead.

Campbell’s continued to boss the possession but they couldn’t convert any further chances before the break. The second half was one-way traffic and Campbell’s doubled their lead when Patton calmly finished from the edge of the penalty area.

Carlin then set up Jimmy Boyd twice to make it 3-0. And the same two combined again with Boyd firing home at the back post after receiving the ball from Carlin. Boyd then set up Donaghy to complete the scoring and an easy day at the office for Campbell’s.

Phoenix Athletic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Culmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Culmore battled back twice in this game to claim all three points at Prehen as Phoenix’s recent poor run continued.

For long periods Phoenix were in control of the game and they took the lead early on when Mickey Meenan headed home from a corner.

Phoenix had chances to extend their lead, however, Christy Barnaby in the Culmore goal was having a fine game producing several fine saves throughout.

Early in the second half Phoenix missed the chance to go two goals in front when Conor McGeehan was brought down in the box.

However, from the resulting spot-kick the normally reliable, Gareth Doherty was denied by another fine save by Barnaby.

This gave Culmore a lift and with Emmett McDaid looking dangerous, he set up David Healey who equalised.

At this stage Culmore were beginning to look the better side but it was Phoenix who went back in front when their best player on the day, Mickey Meenan scored a stunning goal from 25 yards out.

With 10 minutes remaining Phoenix were incapable of seeing the game through as Culmore’s determined attitude once again got them on level terms when, from a cross, Noel McDaid fired home from close range.

And to make matters even worse for Phoenix in the remaining seconds they lost possession on the edge of their own area and John Mason punished them when evading some weak tackles and squeezing the ball home with the last kick of the game.

In the end, it was a deserved three points for Culmore.

Lisahally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Trojans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Trojans deservedly defeated Lisahally in what turned out to be a very open game.

Trojans made the breakthrough in the first half when Cooley finished well despite appearing to be a few yards offside.

Both teams missed chances in the first half with Joe Robb in particular making a few excellent saves for Lisahally.

Cooley made it 2-0 in the second half with another close range shot from inside the box.

Noel O’Donnell who caused Trojans problems throughout created a few chances which Lisahally failed to convert.

Barrow did finally score for Lisahally when he converted from close range after a left wing cross.

And Smith finished the game late on when he made it 3-1 when left one-on-one with the Lisahally keeper.