Work On Planters Park 3G Training Pitch is COMPLETE
Well this looks absolutely fantastic.
A massive well done to Hubert and the committee of Dollingstown FC for putting another one of their dreams into reality, YES we have a fantastic 3G training pitch at Planters Park.
DFC would like to thank ABC Council, for there assistance, both financial and practical in obtaining approval for the installation of new 3G training pitch at Planters Park. Thank you to Alex Clifford and Robert Stockley who guided us through the process from start to finish.
The main contractor Haffey Sports Grounds who were aided by Linton Solutions and what a great job everyone has done in such a short space of time.
DFC can start training on this new surface for pre-season as we look to hit the 2019/20 season on the front foot.
and this latest addition to Planters Park is COMPLETE. . . . . . . . . always improving . . . . . . . . . .
“BRACE BRACE” Has Dollingstown Off The Bottom Of The Table

Dollingstown gained revenge for there home defeat in December with there most comprehensive victory of the season so far plus an overall excellent team performance.

Richy Thompson who was very lively tested Devine from distance in the opening minutes and then on the quarter hour set up debutant striker Gary Liggett for his first goal for his new club and a minute later the roles were reversed when he set Thompson up for the second goal of the game.

Same two players then combined again this time with Liggett heading over the bar before Thompson scored a contender for goal of the season when he took the ball from an Armagh corner and ran full length of the pitch before superbly beating Devine from distance.

Veteran Shay Campbell then forced Croft into a great stop just before the break as DFC went in comfortable 3-0 up.

Armagh came more into the game in the second half but DFC continued to create many chances with the hard working Davy Richmond volleying over the bar before Thompson and Stephen Jones made way for Colin Cunningham and Ryan Lawless and then Andy McMath made way for Adam Patterson.

With 5 minutes remaining Glen Hand made great break down the left and Liggett fired home his second goal on his debut before Campbell pulled one back for the home side with a shot from distance.

Next week DFC are on the road again away to local neighbours Lurgan Celtic who had an excellent away win themselves and this will be another severe test for DFC.

Dollingstown Pass Tricky Orangefield Test To Make 1/4 Final Stage For 1st Time

Dollingstown made there first ever visit to Orangefield OB in the last sixteen of the intermediate cup and despite going a goal down in the opening few minutes they responded magnificently to run out comfortable 4-1 winners in the end after a strong second half performance.

The January signings of 3 new strikers has helped strengthen the overall squad with a strong run of positive results over the last month.

One of these new signings Keith Johnston was very lively on his debut and on 20 minutes he out foxed the home defence but lifted his shot over the bar and on the half hour mark he had another chance but great double save by the young home keeper.

Minutes later as DFC kept growing into the game another young January signing Adam Patterson was was upended in the box but the home keeper saved low down from the resulting Richy Thompson penalty.

Finally on the stroke of half time DFC did get the equaliser that had been coming when Jake Redpath shot was defected past the home keeper.

The second half was largely played in the home teams final third and again Johnston was unlucky when on 52 minutes his shot was blocked on the line but Ryan Gourley followed up to hammer DFC in front.

Then on the hour mark the referee harshly awarded the home side a penalty after the returning Neil king from another long term injury was adjudged to have upended the striker but Craig Robinson pulled a superb save.

Young Patterson was then replaced by Ryan Lawless and shortly afterwards Thompson set up Johnston for his deserved debut goal.

King and Thompson then made way for new signings Elliott Rae and the returning Colin Cunningham to get some much needed match time and it was Cunningham who rounded the keeper to tap in number 4 and put DFC into the quarter final for the first time in clubs history.

Match Intermediate Cup Draw Pits Dollybirds against Banbridge Rangers

The Draw for the 1/4 Final’s of the Match Intermediate Cup was mad e on Monday 11th February 2019 and Dollingstown will play Banbridge Rangers.

Matches to be played on Saturday 9th March 2019 with a 1.30pm KO.

The Full Draw:

Banbridge Rangers vs DOLLINGSTOWN
Crumlin Star vs Annagh Utd
Newbuildings United vs Portstewart
Queens University vs Lurgan Town