Cockhill Celtic 8 Swilly Rovers 1 2017-09-03 17:56:00

Cockhill Celtic 8 Swilly Rovers 1

Cockhill started the defence of the league cup with a facile win against willing but limited opponents.

Cockhill were on top from the start and took the lead on 11 minutes when James Bradley played in Mark Coyle who slotted low past Jamie Blaney.

It was two-nil on 20 minutes when Ryan Varma's free kick from left was headed home by Peter Doherty at the back post.

Cockhill added a third four minutes later when Garbhan Friel converted from the spot after Paul McDermott was upended. 

McDermott created the fourth just a minute later as his cross was headed in by Coyle.

William O’Connor was the architect of the fifth as his through ball fed Ronan Doherty, who slotted home.

And it was six at the break when Doherty riffled in from the edge of the box.

To their credit, Swilly regrouped and made it difficult for Cockhill in the second half with Conor Doogan, and Paul Clarke prominent.

On 55 minutes, Friel converted from close range following a defensive mixup to make it 7-0.

On 61 minutes, Swilly got the goal their second half performance deserved when Kennedy Boachie-Ansah coolly slotted past Cullen after being released by Marty McDaid.

Cockhill had the final say on 81 minutes when James Bradley intercepted a pass in midfield before advancing and firing past Blaney.