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Donemana return to winning ways in emphatic manner

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Donemana travelled to Eglinton on Saturday in the cup and came away with an emphatic 9-2 victory against the lower league opposition. It was a very clinical team performance and everyone played very well.

Eglinton...2
Donemana...9

Donemana dominated the early possession and took the lead inside the first 10 minutes when a good cross found Ricky Lee Dougherty in the box and he finished well at the near post.

It was 2-0 on 15 minutes when Timmy Dougherty scored, good play between Timmy and Ricky Lee with a one two saw Timmy find space in the box and he finished coolly.

Two became three only five minutes later when William McClintock burst through a couple of tackles on the edge of the box and played the ball to Grant Garden who finished well to make it 3-0 with 20 minutes played.

Alan McFaul made it 4-0 when the Eglinton defence failed to clear the ball and he found space in the box and scored well.

Good persistent work by McFaul led to the fifth goal when he put in a couple of blocks on the Eglinton players trying to clear the ball and the ball found its way to Kyle Dougherty who finished well by rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home.

Kyle got his second and Donemana's sixth five minutes later when he hit a good shot from the edge of the box which found the corner of the net.

Ricky Lee got his second when good interplay and passing between Ricky, Garden and McFaul created space for Dougherty and he finished well to leave the half-time score 7-0 to Donemana.

Donemana did not start the second half with the same intensity and they conceded a goal from an Eglinton corner to make it 7-1.

Ricky Lee Dougherty completed his hat-trick five minutes later as Kyle Dougherty released him well down the line and he drove in from the left wing and fired a good shot past the Eglinton keeper from a narrow angle to make it 8-1.

Dougherty completed a very good performance and scored his fourth five minutes later when Garden held the ball up well and was able to slip the ball to Ricky Lee who picked it up and his shot found the back of the net to make it 9-1.

Eglinton got a second consolation goal late on but the final score was 9-2 to a rampant Donemana who controlled most of the play with a very good team performance to book their name in the next round of the cup.

Congratulations to the reserves as well who had a convincing 6-1 home victory against Roe Rovers reserves with a Lee Gibson hat-trick and a goal each for James O'Donnell, Billy Dougherty and Levi Dougherty.

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