Late drama as Bonagee come from behind to beat Letterkenny Rovers in USL League Cup Final

Super-sub Garbhan Grant is the two goal hero

Late drama as Bonagee come from behind to beat Letterkenny Rovers in USL League Cup Final

Cup joy for Bonagee. Photo: Stephen Doherty

Bonagee United defeated their arch-rivals Letterkenny Rovers to capture the Donegal News USL League Cup title in dramatic fashion at Ballyare as they came from behind with two goals inside stoppage time to win 3-2.

Ryan Rainey fired in the opener for Bonagee before Rovers equalised through BJ Banda before the interval.

Rovers were reduced to ten men early in the second half when Zac Gorman was sent off.

But it was Rovers who took the lead on 81 minutes with Johnny Bonner found Banda who was fouled in the box. He stepped up to convert the penalty and make it 2-1.

Bonagee were then awarded a penalty when substitute Garbhan Grant was fouled inside the penalty area on 83 minutes. However, Rory Kelly saved Rainey's spot-kick and Rovers appeared to be on the way to victory.

But Grant - a former Rovers player - crashed home a 91st minute equaliser from the edge of the box and then grabbed a superb winner with a truly wonderful 20 yard striker.

See this week's Donegal Democrat for more.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email editorial@donegaldemocrat.ie To contact Donegal Post, email editor@donegalpost.com To contact Inish Times, email editor@inishtimes.com.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.