Sands blitzes Donegal
Down 3-21 Donegal 2-10
Down outmuscled Donegal in the second half of this Minor B Championship clash in Letterkenny.
Down began the brighter and Daithi Sands kicked a goal past Donegal goalkeeper Ciaran Bradley with Colin McPolin landing three points.
Donegal stayed in touch and goals by Cian Randles and Caolan McDermott had the home side within two at the break. Down powered away in the second half.
Ruairi McCrickard batted home after Lorcan McCaughey hit the post and any hopes of a Donegal comeback were ended when McCrickard blasted home.
Stephen Anderson got Donegal's final two scores while Down added five late points with Sands and McCaughey both scoring twice.
Scorers - Donegal: S Anderson 0-7, K Kealy 0-2, R Hilferty 0-1, C Randles 1-0 , C McDermott 1-0.
Down - C McCrickard 0-6, D Sands 1-5, R McCrickard 2-0, C McPolin 0-3, L McCaughey 0-2, C Smyth 0-2, N Fitzsimmons 0-1, T Murray 0-1, P Miskimmon 0-1.
Donegal - C Bradley, S Halvey, C Gallagher, B Diver; C Doherty, F McLaughlin, J Monagle; K Kealy, R Hilferty; C McDermott, C Doherty, S Anderson; K Brady, C Randles, C Gallagher. Subs: S Gallagher for C.Gallagher (52), B McHenry for Monagle (55), P conaghan for McDermott (60).
Down - H Flynn; C Smyth, C Richie, M Napier; M McKey, E Coulton, D Rooney; N Fitzsimons, T Murray; C Hynes, D Sands, P Miskimmon; C McPolin, C McCrickard, R Coulter. Subs: R McCrickard for Hynes (h-t), L McCaughey for Coulter (38), D Magorrian for Miskimmon (52), D McCartan for McPolin (55), C McLarnan for R.McCrickard (55).
Ref - A Ferguson.