After an inspection of the pitch at Crommelin Park on Saturday deemed the ground unplayable after the heavy rain, this league fixture was moved to Londonderry Park in Newtownards. Donaghadee welcomed back several players from injury and other commitments, and the girls were keen to get the match underway, having played Newcastle away earlier in the season in a 5 goal thriller which they were unlucky to lose by the odd goal.
The added experience at the back really steadied the ship, and allowed Donaghadee to start playing a bit more controlled hockey than they had been doing of late. Right from the off, Donaghadee got stuck in, with a lot of the play going down the right hand side, where several good crosses were unlucky not to be finished off at the back post. Newcastle did have the odd good break from midfield, but Donagahdee were up to the task, and kept the pressure on. It eventually paid off when Carolyn Scott scored from a tight angle from the very edge of the circle just before half time. Ashley McCormack made it two after the turn around, but just to keep the Dee on their toes, Newcastle pulled one back.
The girls were however able to hold on for what was their second win of what has been a really tough season, and puts them in a great position to overtake a couple of teams, should they win their two games in hand. Next game is at home to Derg Valley, pass back 2pm. All players are reminded that fees are now due, and the club would like to remind footballers using the pitch at Crommelin Park not to wear studs when training there.