Top two sides in Division Three Brackaville and Dungannon maintain their good form and 100% records with convincing wins today. Dungannon hosted Errigal Ciaran Thirds and in a high scoring game came away with a 3-13 to 0-8 win. The home side began confidently and a first half goal from Walsh helped them establish a 1-7 to 0-5 lead at the break. Veterans Peter Loughran and Owen Gormley were among the point scorers for Errigal. Dungannon continued in confident manner in the second half with points from Walsh and Mc Nulty helping them establish a 1-10 to 0-5 lead before kiefer Morgan ended the game as a contest when he was awarded and converted a penalty midway through the second half to make it 2-10 to 0-6.
Brackaville travelled to Beragh and were made fight all the way for their 4-12 to 3-8 win against a resolute home side to remain top of the division. Brackaville started like a house on fire with scores from Ciaran Gerin and Ryan Mc Hugh(1-1) and with other goals from Sean Mc Nally, Gary Ferguson and Cahir Mc Guinness it looked as if they were going to run away with the game. However they took the foot off the gas and allowed Beragh back into the game with Martin Rodgers and Sean Mc Mahon leading the charge for the home side. The half time score was 4-3 to 2-6 in favour of the visitors. Martin Gervin top scored for the winners in the second half with five fine points and although Sean Mc Mahon hit a third goal for Beragh the table toppers continued their fine run to win 4-13 to 3-8.
However the game and story of the day in Division Three took place at Marius Mc Hugh Memorial Park where home side Castlederg battled back from 1-11 to 0-5 down to earn a draw on a final score of 3-9 to 1-15. This was a real cracker of a game where Castlederg were ten points down at one stage before battling back to lead by a point with three minutes left. Fintona grabbed a share of the spoils when Aaron Mc Carney converted a late free to draw the sides level again. Fintona appeared to be coasting before goals from Paddy Lynch and Tony Breen gave the home side hope and when Mark Corry added another goal and a point it was all square with ten minutes left. Both sides had chances to win it but overall a draw was a fair and fitting result to what was a high quality game of Junior Football.
Aghaloo had to come from behind to defeat a hard working Glenelly side which led 1-7 to 1-6 at the break thanks to 1-1 from Seamus Harkin, and points from Cathal and Michael Nicholas. As usual Stevie Donnelly featured prominently in the scoring stakes for his team getting a goal in each half. Indeed his second half goal turned the game very much in Aghaloo’s favour as they went on to win a high scoring encounter 4-11 to 1-14. Gerard Mc Caughey and Kevin O’Gorman were among the other scorers for the winners.
Dregish put up a spirited display against Brockagh but found the home side difficult to crack. The Emmets were in a strong position ten minutes into the second half as they led 1-10 to 2-2 but they held the home team scoreless for the remainder of the game as they added a further three points themselves and caused a moment or two of worry for the winners late in the game. Dregish scorers on the day were Mark Catterson 2-1 and a point each from Peter and Fergus Mc Crossan.