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25/10/2021

Dungiven hit Castledawson with early goal blitz

Stephen O'Neill's side needed a late save from goalkeeper Sean McNicholl to help them over the line

Dungiven hit Castledawson with early goal blitz

Dungiven manager Stephen O'Neill during Sunday's win over Castledawson. (Pic: Mary K Burke)

H&A MECHANICAL SERVICES DIVISION 1B

Dungiven 3-7
Castledawson 1-9

Three goals inside the opening 15 minutes shot Dungiven on their way to victory against Castledawson in an entertaining league opener on Sunday afternoon.

Goals from Niall O'Neill (penalty) and Conor Murphy had Dungiven ahead at the water break, with Ben Dillon hitting a third afterwards.

The visitors settled into the game, with points from Conor Scullion, Odhran Mullan and Niall McNicholl.

A Ronan Mullan goal shot Castledawson back into the game, but points from substitutes Marty Burke and Stiofan Tracey kept the home side in front.

They also needed a brilliant Sean McNicholl save at the feet of Jordan Shivers to ensure a winning start to the season.

Full coverage and photos in Tuesday's County Derry Post.

DUNGIVEN: Sean McNicholl; Ciaran Mackle, Niall McNicholl; Eoin McKeever; Darragh McGilligan, Thomas Brady, Paddy O'Kane; Shea McKeever, Daire McKeever; Frank Dillon (0-1 '45'), Cahir Higgins, Sean McKeever; Conor Murphy (1-2, 1f), Niall O'Neill (1-0 pen), Ben Dillon (1-1)
SUBS: Stiofan Tracey (0-1) for C Mackle (INJ 5), Marty Burke (0-2, 1f) for N O'Neill (42), Pauric McNicholl for F Dillon (45), Cormac McCartney for D McKeever (50), Thomas McClarey for N McNicholl (INJ 57)

CASTLEDAWSON: Aidan McLaughlin; Brian Ludlow, Niall Rafferty; Cathal Hughes; Niall Keenan, Joe Craig, Ronan Mullan (1-0); Niall McNicholl (0-1), Odhran Mullan (0-1); Rian Connery, Conor Scullion (0-4, 1f), Cormac Mullan; Aidy Bradley; Aidan Keenan (0-2), Shea McKenna (0-1)
SUBS: Dara O'Kane for B Ludlow (38), Ethan Johnston for C Scullion (45), Jordan Shivers for R Mullan (50)

REF: Gavin Hegarty (Sean Dolan's)

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