DESERTMARTIN 3 DUNLOY 1
Desertmartin produced a high quality performance to see off a well organised Dunloy side at Dromore Park last Saturday.
The home side were caught napping as Dunloy took the lead as early as the second minute. A wake up call for captain Stephen Milligan and his players.
However, the Desert were soon back on level terms, Ryan Glasgow put Danny McIlhatton through on goal to finish with great precision.
Soon after Robin Patton got in on the act to put the Desert ahead. Davy Nelson had to pull off two great saves to keep the Desertmartin lead intact at the half way stage.
In the second half the game held a knife edge with both teams going close to scoring.
On the 85th minute Robin Patton broke through the visitors defence to set up Conor Stewart who finished well to put the game beyond Dunloy reach.
Desertmartin welcomed back Chris Kerr, Paul Caulfield and Conor Stewart from long term injury and its encouraging to see Malcolm Watterson who was recently elevated from the Swifts adapting well to intermediate level.
This Saturday Desertmartin are at home to Ballynure Old Boys, kick off 2pm at Dromore Park.
DESERTMARTIN SWIFTS 3
With two goals down in the the first 10 minutes and the home side dictating the run of play the Swifts looked dead and buried.
A few words of advice from manager Trevor Junkin the Swifts soon realised they were in North Belfast playing football.
In the 20th minute John Smyth broke on to the scene to crack a wonder goal from the left wing. Kyle Hyndman headed home from a Gareth McMenemy corner to put the Swifts on equal terms at the interval.
The second half was evenly balanced until half ways through when John Smyth who was a thorn in the side of the home team all the game plundered his second goal to give the Swifts a hard fought but deserved victory.
Trevor Junkin was very happy with his teams performance after a shaky start. David McFaddin and Gareth McMenemy had outstanding games keeping their players on their toes and willing them on to achieve the maximum points.
At the time going to the press the Swifts have no game this Saturday.