For the second time in four days Tyrone defeated Fermanagh in the McKenna Cup and Erne manager Peter Canavan believes that experience was a key factor in their eleven point defeat at the Athletic Grounds.
“It came down to us giving away possession very cheap and Tyrone counter-attacked very well…they’re excellent at it and they punished us every time we gave the ball away between the two ‘45s. We had two or three goal chances today and missed them and any they had they put them away, I’d like to think the scoreline doesn’t accurately reflect the difference.
Martin Penrose came on and I don’t think there’s a better tackler in the game at the minute. He won a lot of possession around the middle and used it well and then when you’ve someone like Stephen O’Neill to spring from the bench he’s always going to add something to your attack and they always had a spring in their step in the last fifteen minutes.”