Moy are one step from a return to senior football following their Division 2 play off victory over Aghyaran, in Carrickmore.
In the process consigning Aghyaran to another season in Intermediate grade. Moy made light of the difficult conditions with a fast start. Michael Conroy opened the scoring in the fourth minute, from the resultant kick out Ryan Conroy intercepted a poor kick to flick the ball to Declan Conroy to bravely fist to the net. Following treatment he was fit to continue after colliding with the post. Moy continued to exert pressure with Michael Conroy extending the lead.
Ethan McHugh got Aghyaran on the scoreboard before Ronan McNamee reduced the deficit. With Michael Conroy to the fore, Moy completely dominated the remainder of the half. Points from Conroy, Cavanagh and Ryan Coleman coupled with seven first half half wides indicated Moy’ ascendancy. Benny Gallen brought some respite just before half time but his team trailed by seven at the break.
Diarmuid McKeown opened the second half scoring for Moy but Ronan McHugh found his range with a trio of points the third of which was a monster point from distance, as Aghyaran clawed their way back into the game as it entered it’s final quarter. Ronan McNamee maintained Aghyaran’s momentum with a fine score and when McHugh and McNamee scored again just two points separated the sides. With five minutes remaining Michael Conroy kicked an important score but Ronan McNamee kicked his fourth the Aghyaran supporters found their voices.
In a grandstand finish Moy were reduced to 14 when Ryan Coleman picked up a black card. But a mark converted by Michael Conroy ensured that Moy would face Coalisland to decide the final place in Senior football next season.