White City make it a dark day for the village as Cloney lose out to early goal

David Watterson shows his command in the air with Gary Knox watching on in awe. INBL1606-237PB
David Watterson shows his command in the air with Gary Knox watching on in awe. INBL1606-237PB

Donacloney Firsts pushed fourth placed White City all the way in Division Three on Saturday but succumbed to a 1-0 defeat.

City took an early lead with their forward getting free of the Cloney defence to strike past Derek Curran in goal. The visitors were on top throughout the first half but Donacloney managed to keep them at bay until half time.

Donacloney's Ben Nelson holds off his man. INBL1606-239PB

Donacloney's Ben Nelson holds off his man. INBL1606-239PB

And the Cloney started the second half well and looked like they were going to threaten but lacked the cutting edge required to level the scores.

DONACLONEY: Curran, Knox, Carson, Watterson, Higgins, Read, Brooker, Croft, Nelson, Johnston, Shields. Subs: Sterritt (Johnston), Cairns (Brooker), Wylie (Knox).

RESERVES

Donacloney Reserves trvavelled to second placed Rectory Rangers Reserves in Reserve Division Three, and with a number of players unavailable suffered a heavy 8-0 defeat.

Tim Carson beats his man to the ball. INBL1606-240PB

Tim Carson beats his man to the ball. INBL1606-240PB

Kane Croft gets in a challenge against White City. Pic: Paul Byrne Photography INBL1606-241PB

Kane Croft gets in a challenge against White City. Pic: Paul Byrne Photography INBL1606-241PB