Donaldson’s delight as treble puts the Old Boys in control

Daniel Macartney.
Daniel Macartney.

William Donaldson finished as the hat-trick hero in a free-scoring Mid-Ulster League Division Two success on Saturday.

The Old Boys left Gilford Crusaders having wrapped up full points with a well-earned 4-1 triumph.

Donaldson kicked off the scoring with a clinical strike from the edge of the area.

Additional sights of goal arrived for Daniel Macartney and Matt Donaldson before Crusaders claimed a second-half equaliser.

Macartney managed to restore the Old Boys’ advantage with a close-range snapshot and the problems increased for Crusaders following a red card.

Donaldson was prevented from increasing his personal tally by a penalty save but eventually grabbed another goal from open play.

His treble finish arrived off the game’s second penalty.

Macartney and substitute David Jameson also came close to finding the net across the second half.

Seagoe suffered a 2-1 reverse away to Broomhedge in Mid-Ulster Intermediate League Section B.

Andy Gordon and Johnny Hanna tested the Broomhedge goalkeeper during the opening five minutes but Seagoe’s frustration increased with a penalty save off Dylan Byrne.

Ten-man Broomhedge proved determined but Seagoe grabbed the opening goal thanks to Gordon’s finish off clever approach play between the impressive Chris Megaw, Jonny Hanna and Stephen Duke.

Broomhedge got back on level terms but Seagoe managed to control possession thanks to captain Stuart Corkin and Kyle McMullan before the loss of the former to injury.

Seagoe pushed hard to regain the upper hand but Broomhedge claimed the next goal during a lapse in concentration by the visitors.