The under 16 team that was in action at the weekend.
Rathmullan had a convincing victory over the home side at the Screaban today. With the pitch wet from rain the ball was zipping off the surface and Rathmullan made the most of it with sharp passing and good movement.
Gweedore were consistently closed down early and often forced to go direct up to Thomas Diver and Colin Ferry. With both Rathmullan centre-halves very strong in the air this left the strikers surviving on scraps. Too often when the home side had possession the final ball was inaccurate. Despite this, Colin Ferry had the first real chance of the match on fifteen minutes when he bravely won a header which came off the the crossbar.
Midway through the first half the visitors fired home two goals. A break down the right allowed a ball to be played in low across the Gweedore box. Two Rathmullan players missed attempts before the ball rolled to Oisin McMenamin who tapped in at the far post. Three minutes later the lead was doubled, a good build up from Rathmullan was finished by Dara Patton who was unmarked eight yards out.
Gweedore Celtic youths played out a two all draw at home against an industrious bonagee side.Bonagee were the better team in the first half as the Celts lacked urgency and were second to every ball and little wonder as they trailed one nil at the interval.However after half time the Celts emerged a rejuvenated side and took the game by scruff of the neck and scored two goals from mark Harley and Eamonn mc Hugh,however bonagee managed to score late on to finish all square.
On a good day for football Gweedore Celtic had a comfortable win in the end but Cranford were well in the game until the latter stages. The visitors could have gone ahead as early as the third minute when Philip Buchanan got behind the Gweedore defence but Christopher Sweeney spread himself to block the shot. Cranford squandered another chance as the home team were slow to get up to speed.