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Derry 0-10 Tyrone 0-10
Tyrone and Derry both made it into the McKenna Cup semi finals after they shared the spoils in a keenly contested clash at Owenbeg on Wednesday night.
With just over a quarter of an hour left to play Tyrone looked to be in control when they held a five point lead but they failed to score again as Derry came roaring back and deep into injury time they snatched a draw with the last kick of the game from Lachlan Murray.
Shane McGuigan opened the scoring for Derry but then Tyrone got on top. Cormac Munroe hit a great equaliser from distance and they tagged on points from Niall Sludden, Conor Meyler and Cathal McShane. Niall Toner and McGuigan helped close the deficit to the minimum but it was Tyrone who closed out the half on top. A brace from McShane either side of one from Richie Donnelly left it 0-7 to 0-3 at the interval.
Brian Kennedy and McShane pushed that advantage out to six on the restart but Derry were far from finished. McGuigan and Niall Toner both scored before McShane weighed in with his 6th of the night. That proved to be their last score however as Derry responded. Toner hit two frees and McGuigan got one before Brendan Rogers hit a great point from distance. Both sides were reduced to fourteen men when Padraig Hampsey and Padraig Cassidy were sent off before Murray rescued the hosts.
Derry: O Lynch, M Doherty, E McEvoy, C McCluskey, C Doherty (0-1), G McKinless, P McGrogan, P Cassidy, B Rogers (0-1), N Toner (0-4, 3F), P Cassidy, N Loughlin, B McCarron, S McGuigan (0-3, 2F), L Murray (0-1). Subs: O McWilliams for Loughlin, D Cassidy for M Doherty, A Tohill for McCarron, N O’Donnell for D Cassidy
Tyrone: B Gallen, N McCarron, C Munroe (0-1), P Hampsey, C Quinn, P Harte, N Devlin, B Kennedy (0-1), R Donnelly (0-1), C Meyler (0-1), C Kilpatrick, N Sludden (0-1, 1M), C McShane (0-5, 2F), M Donnelly, D Mulgrew. Subs: M McKernan for Quinn, K McGeary for Sludden, E McNabb for Mulgrew, D Canavan for M Donnelly, F Burns for R Donnelly
Referee: N Cullen, Fermanagh