’Cloney end disappointing run of games with a satisfying victory

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Donacloney Firsts played Armagh Blues at home on Saturday and ended a disappointing run of games without a win in April with a very satisfying 3-0 win.

Stand-in goalkeeper Gary Knox kept a clean sheet, in a game which saw the village side play some good football.

This season’s top Goalscorer Chris Shields scored directly from a corner kick, Tommy McElroy successfully converted a penalty, and David Acheson scored his first goal for the club to seal the win for the ‘Cloney.

Donacloney Reserves faced Tullyvallen Reserves at Dromore Leisure Centre after both Donacloney teams had been scheduled to play home fixtures.

Tullyvallen held a 1-0 lead at half-time having scored late in the first half. ‘Cloney Reserves were slow to start the second half and Tullyvallen doubled their lead within minutes of the restart.

Donacloney showed great character and fighting spirit to level the scores, and had most of the pressure in the second half.

All that pressure was undone however, when Tullyvallen took the lead again. 3-2 it finished to the Newtownhamilton side.

Donacloney Firsts play Moira Albion at The Holmes on Wednesday night (4th May) while the Reserves host Red Star Reserves at home on Saturday afternoon.