Double Hattrick Duke Sets Up Hill Street 1/4 Final

DFC made the trip on a very wet day to second division Newmills in the Marshall Cup and progressed to the next round with a comfortable 8-1 score line with Aaron Duke getting 6 of the goals.

Richy Thompson settled any nerves in first couple of minutes when he followed up on a blocked shot from Duke to open the scoring and Andy McMath who has been on a recent run of goals tried his luck but his effort was cleared off the line and Ryan Gourley should have added the second but shot wide.

Duke headed in his first from a Glenn Hand corner and his second followed good pass by Josh Norton and same players combined for his hat trick before Newmills got a goal back which they deserved for hard work right on half time.

Any chance of a comeback were denied at the start of the second half when Thompson turned provider again for Duke to tap in his fourth and same player scored soon afterwards after quick taken free kick.

Then Duke completed his second hat trick of the day with a cheeky lob over the keeper and substitute Mary Hughes wrapped up the victory in final few minutes after himself and Nathan Lavery and Cathel DeBrun replaced Hand , McMath and Gourley.


Dollingstown will now take on Hill Street in a local derby 1/4 Final in April.