first_imgDONEGAL 1-6 DUBLIN 0-6A cracking second half-encounter is in store as Donegal and Dublin do battle in Ballybofey in the Allianz League game.Donegal looked sharps early on and raced into a five point lead at one stage only for Dublin to chip back the lead to just two points at the break. The game had to be delayed for up to 15 minutes as a crowd of over 8,000 fans filed into MacCumhaill Park for the game.Ryan McHugh got Donegal off to the perfect start when he put the ball over for a point for Donegal after just 23 seconds.Donegal missed a couple of chances to go further ahead before Paul Mannion leveled from all of 35 yards for Dublin.Colm McFadden gave Donegal a great opportunity to put some early daylight between the sides when he latched onto Paddy McBrearty’s through ball to find the back of the net to make it 1-1 to 0-1. Paul Mannion tipped another long range effort over the Donegal crossbar to keep Dublin in touch and when Paddy Andrews added another for Dublin, there was just one point between them.Donegal then enjoyed a good passage of play as the forwards worked hard to find angles.Dublin tried to respond but used some cynical fouling to try to keep the Donegal forwards under control.Paddy McBrearty made up for an earlier miss to fist over for a point while Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden also added another couple of frees to make it 1-5 to 0-3 to Donegal after 25 minutes.Dublin are struggling up front and they look lost without target-man Bernard Brogan as Donegal looked the stronger team moving towards the interval. Dublin grabbed another point back through O’Sullivan who burst through from midfield and a minute later from Andrews again to leave three points between the sides.Andrews added another less than a minute later to leave just two points between the sides.Ryan Bradley added another point to give Donegal a three point lead just as the half-time whistle blew.DONEGAL LEAD THE WAY IN CRACKING LEAGUE BATTLE WITH DUBS IN BALLYBOFEY was last modified: April 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more