On a blustery morning at Ballysally it was Dungiven Celtic who started brightest and Jack Strange was forced into a smart save early on. With the wind behind them, Dungiven continued to pour forward but found Kenzie McMullan & Harvey Scott on top form. Carniny finally settled & good chasing by Jack Kennedy saw him dispose a Dungiven defender & cross for Cameron Moody who finished well to put his side in the lead. Further chances came & went for the same pairing but it was Dungiven who finished the half strongly & good work on the left from their No.10 saw him cut in & find the net with a best finish.
Carniny would have been confident starting the second half with the strong wind behind them but Dungiven took the lead almost immediately with a speculative shot from distance. Carniny were dealt a further blow when Adam Courtney withdrew with an injury. With no subs available the Wee Reds were up against it. Dungiven, as expected, poured forward but couldn't find a way past Strange in goal. Courtney made a brief re-appearance and Carniny now enjoyed their best spell of the game. Cormac McMullan blazed over from close range while Moody struck the post with a stunning long-range drive after both McMullans had combined well. With time running out & Moody unfortunately having to leave the field again, Dungiven finished strongly & made it 3-1 late on after a mix up in the Carniny defence
Panel – Strange, Courtney, McMullan K, Scott, Murray, Moody, Kennedy, McMullan C.