Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Football Championship : Monaghan 1-17 Fermanagh 2-7
Monaghan enjoyed a facile win over their neighbours Fermanagh in Saturday’s Preliminary Round of the Electric Ireland Ulster Minor Championship. The Farney lads ran up a total of sixteen wides as they dominated possession from early in the game. Mind you Fermanagh’s chances were not helped when they lost team captain Eoin Beacom to injury seven minutes into the first half.
Fermanagh led 0-3 to 0-1 midway through the opening half following some great defensive work and excellent points from Seamus Moane, Lorcan Mc Stravick and Paul Breen. However Monaghan finally found their range and hit 1-2 in the space of two minutes to take control of the game. Robert Mc Alister’s goal on sixteen minutes was indeed a thing of beauty.
Big midfielder Andrew Woods began to come into his own and landed three super scores in a row as the Farney lads began to pull away. By half time they led 1-8 to 0-5.
The second half saw Sean Burns and second half sub Conor Doyle impose themselves on the game as the favourites opened up a ten point lead. Fermanagh briefly threatened to make a game of it when they found the net twice through Calum Jones and Fearghal Mc Govern but it was a case of too little too late as Monaghan made it through to face another derby clash this time with Cavan.