St.Patricks Academy Dungannon 4-9 St.Marys Magherafelt 2-12
St.Patricks Academy Dungannon produced an amazing comeback at Stewartstown on Friday afternoon to get their Danske Bank MacRory Cup campaign off to a winning start at the expense of St.Marys Magherafelt.
The Academy were five points down as well as a man with only four minutes left on the clock but they hit 2-2 without reply to take the spoils in dramatic circumstances. Fiacra Nelis and Sean Hughes both scored first half goals for the Academy but they trailed 2-5 to 2-2 at the break with Patrick Birt and Rory Small both finding the net for Magherafelt.
Pearse O’Neill and Small increased that advantage on the restart before Hughes and Liam McGeary responded for Dungannon. An O’Neill free left it 2-12 to 2-7 but that’s when the drama really started. Conor Holmes began the comeback with a point before midfielder Hughes got his second goal of the game in the 58th minute. The same player then added a free to level matters but the drama wasn’t finished as we went into injury time with centre half forward Matthew Quinn proving to be the match winner with their fourth goal.