Tommy Murphy held his nerve to convert an injury time penalty to send last season’s beaten finalists Drumragh through to the quarter finals of the LCC Tyrone Junior championship at the expense of Derrytresk.
Playing conditions were far from ideal but both sides gave it their all in a contest where scores proved difficult to come by. A brace from Niall Gavin coupled with an outstanding effort from play from Ronan O’Neill enabled Derrytresk to lead 0-4 to 0-2 at the break, Shane Devine and Kevin Marron the marksmen for the Sarsfields.
A Shane Cleary free coupled with a point from play from Ronan Maguire had Drumragh back on level terms within five minutes of the restart but despite having a number of scoring chances they couldn’t get their noses in front. Caolan Corr and Benny Drumm traded points as did Gavin and Drumragh keeper James Colgan before a Gavin free edged Derrytresk in front.
It looked like being the winning score but in the 62nd minute Murphy was fouled for a penalty and he took on the responsibility of the pressure kick himself to put his side into the last eight.