Causeway Chronicle

Good win for Draperstown at Cahore Road

Draperstown Celtic 2 Ballycastle United 0

Draperstown Celtic welcomed Ballycastle United to a windy Cahore with the home side searching for a first win against formidable opponents.

In a match full of full-blooded challenges, it was the home side who opened the scoring. A searching ball from Caulfield towards Heron was parried wide by the keeper.

That corner led to a second which Bradley played short to Heron who fired it into the box, the ball eventually falling to Aaron McGlade who tapped home from a couple of yards out. 

The visitors, always dangerous, thought they had equalised via a searching free into the box, but the referee judged that Cassidy in the DC goal was fouled and gave a free out, much to the visitors’ frustrations.

The second half continued as the first ended, both sides trying to find holes in the others defence but both defences stood strong. In the 78th minutes, Cassidy pumped a ball up the pitch and despite the attention of several Ballycastle players, McGlade managed to get a touch and sent the ball trickling into the Ballycastle net do double the home sides advantage and give himself a well-earned brace of goals.

Towards the end both teams ended up with men needing treatment when a clash of heads left Hegarty and a Ballycastle player both in pools of blood. With both patched up, Hegarty had to leave the field, but hopefully neither injury is too bad.

Benny Heron in action for Draperstown Celtic in their win over

Aaron McGlade got both goals as Draperstown Celtic beat Ballycastle United 2-0 at Cahore

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