Drumragh maintained their present run of good form with a hard fought but well deserved five point victory over Carrickmore Thirds in this evening’s game. Carrickmore had enjoyed the majority of the play in the opening half hour and led by a point 0-4 to 0-3 at the break with Martin Taggart responsible for all three of his team’s scores. The second half saw a transformed Sarsfields side however as they hit eight points in a row to put them into a winning position. Their second half scores came from Taggart again with 0-2, two points from Shane Cleary and scores from Gavin Quinn, Chris O’Doherty, Gareth Starrs and Sean Mc Namee.
High flyers Brockagh came from 0-6 to 0-5 down at half time to defeat a spirited Beragh side this evening. Martin Rogers played a huge role in Beragh’s fine first half but could do very little as Brockagh found their shooting boots after the break. Cathal and Ciaran Donnelly were on target for the winners and although they finished with fourteen men they were very deserving 0-12 to 0-8 winners on the day.
Glenelly defeated Drumquin 2-13 to 0-10 in a highly entertaining game this afternoon. Cathal Nicholas, Seamus Harkin and Ciaran Kearney did most of the scoring for the winners in the first half as they led at the break 0-8 to 0-5 with Ryan Mc Callion and Adrian Mc Canny on target for the Wolfe Tones. Nicholas continued his fine scoring form for Glenelly by adding two second half goals as he finished the game with 2-3 to his name. Barry Sheridan and Mc Callion got on the scoreboard for Drumquin but the victors were full value for their nine point win.
Marty Harvey got Castlederg off to a great star tin their game with Tattyreagh with a point after 2 minutes but the visitors popped over 3 unanswered points and after 10 minutes led by 2. Sean Harper pulled 1 back for the Derg on 11minutes, but once again Tattyreagh stretched their lead to 3 with two points inside four minutes. Castlederg finished the first half the stronger with two points from Paddy Lynch and one from John Gallagher. Tattyreagh responded with a late score to leave the sides level at the break at six points apiece.
Castlederg flew out of the blocks in the second half with Damien Leonard scoring a goal after 30 seconds. They added 2 points through Marty Harvey and Sean Harper. Tattyreagh responded with a goal and a point themselves but an Aiden Lynch point on 44mins for the home team put them two ahead. The Derg continued to enjoy a lot of possession but couldn’t convert their chances and another score from the visitors brought it back to a point on 51mins. For the next 8 minutes both teams battled hard for the victory. With a minute of normal time left Mark Corry scored a 45 to put the Derg ahead by 2. The Tatts then broke up the field and a low shot fired in from the right half forward was deflected off a Tattyreagh forward into the net. With time almost up and the game deep in injury time Castlederg launched one final attack and the ball broke to Damien Leonard who with the last kick of the game scored a great point to earn his side a deserved draw.
Castlederg Scorers :Damien Leonard 1-1, Paddy Lynch 0-2, Aiden Lynch 0-2, Sean Harper 0-2, Marty Harvey 0-2, John Gallagher 0-1, Mark Corry 0-1
Aghaloo travelled to Dregish and came away with a 2-12 to 2-5 victory to stay joint top of the table. Top scorer Stephen Donnelly notched 1-4 for the winners with Kevin O’Gorman getting their other goal and Sean Douglas and Brian McKenna featuring among the points. Chris O’Kane and Fergus McCrossan got the DRegish goals with Barry Deveney getting a few points for the hosts.