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Donaghmore Defeat Scotstown In Ulster Minor Quarter Final
Tyrone minor champions Donaghmore were pushed all the way by an impressive Scotstown team before emerging three point winners in their Ulster minor quarter final contest on a score line of 1-12 to 1-9.
Not having played competitively since September the Village lads looked leggy early on but still managed to establish a six point lead following an early goal from Cormac Drayne and points from Ronan Molloy, Noah Grimes, Aodhan Molloy and Rory Mc Cann.
Scotstown finally settled and scores from Sean Óg Mc Elwain (4) and Finlay Foy sent the teams off at the break with the Tyrone champions leading 1-5 to 0-5.
The Monaghan lads finished the first half on top and came out in competitive mood at the beginning of the second. Reuben Sheridan and Sahil Arya took control around the middle while Tommy Mullen and Adam Monahan were causing major problems for the Donaghmore defence. Scotstown were awarded a penalty four minutes into the second half but centre forward Mullen fired his shot wide spurning a great chance to put his team in front.
Mullen atoned somewhat for the missed spot kick with two fine points before a Finlay Foy pass found Adam Monahan in space and he fired to the net. Donaghmore found themselves reduced to fourteen men and a point behind with twelve minutes of the second half remaining.
With their backs to the wall Donaghmore were forced to dig deep and with Ben Hughes, Conor O’Neill and Joey Clarke showing the way they made light of being a man down and a point in arrears. Centre back Clarke burst through to tie the game before Noah Grimes converted three frees in a row to put his team three clear. A Finlay Foy point reduced the gap in injury time but Grimes hit his eighth point of the game to send Donaghmore through to the semi final on a final score of 1-12 to 1-9.