Rovers 1 Keadue Rovers 2

Wednesday 27th April 2022 6:45pm
Rovers goal from Oisin Duffy

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Keadue Rovers made it two wins from three in this seasons Donegal Youth League with a hard fought 2-1 win at Letterkenny on Wednesday evening.

The home side will feel they left this game behind them when failing to convert a number of decent first half chances while also having a huge penalty claim waved away.

It was Letterkenny who started the brightest with Oisin Duffy bringing a good save from Keadue goalkeeper James McEniff while a Ciaran Kelly header also went narrowly over.

Sam Harvey then forced a good stop from McEniff before Duffy screwed his effort just wide of the left hand post before the home side also had a goal ruled out when Faolan Gibson was adjudged to have been offside.

Luke Parke then had huge appeals for a penalty waved away by match referee Vincent McLoughlin before Keadue then came into the game with Oran Fallon forcing a fine save form home keeper Luke Kelly before Liam Boyles effort from distance also tested Kelly who was equal to the task when making yet another fine save.

The game was turned on its head in the space of a three minute period at the start of the second half.

Keadue took the lead on 50 minutes when a fine strike from distance from the impressive Liam Boyle gave Kelly no chance and the cheers hadnt even subsided when Keadue went two up when Ethan McCaffrey bundled the ball home with the aid of a deflection.

Keadue had a couple of chances to add to the lead before Rovers began to get a foothold to try and force their way back into proceedings and they did get one back on 77 minutes when Oisin Duffy weaved his way through the Keadue rearguard to fire home.

Rovers pushed hard for a leveller but the more experienced Keadue side saw the game out well for an important win for them on the road.