For the second game running holders Omagh CBS produced a fine second half display to make it two wins from two at the expense of a battling St.Ronans Lurgan side at Father Hackett Park in Augher on Friday afternoon.
It was point for point in a first half that saw the Lurgan side have their noses in front on six occasions. It was Omagh though who edged the first half 0-7 to 0-6 and when they hit five of the opening six scores in the second half they looked to be well on top. A James Austin goal left it game on again but the winners sensed the danger to dominate the final quarter to secure a deserved victory.
Wing back Jack Lavery had a brace of points with Austin and Maitiu McGibbon also on target as St.Ronans gave as good as they got in the opening period. Centre half forward Ruairi McCullagh led by example for Omagh with 0-4 with Mattie Howe and defender Sean McCann both registering as well.
It was McCullagh who opened the second half scoring before Omagh CBS midfielder Charlie Donnelly came into his own with a trio of points in a five minute spell. Austin and McGibbon responded for Lurgan either side of a Niall McCarney free before Tom Lavery placed Austin for a well taken 44th minute goal.
That left the scoreboard reading 0-12 to 1-8 but from there until the final whistle there was only one team in it as Omagh put their foot on the gas. Liam Og Mossey, Donnelly, McCullagh and McCarney all split the posts and while Austin and substitute Conan Moore responded for St.Ronans it was clear that the holders had the bit between their teeth.
In the last five minutes they closed the game out in style with McCullagh taking his personal haul to 0-8 either side of efforts from Howe and Conal Martin.
Omagh scorers: R McCullagh 0-8 (6F), C Donnelly 0-4, M Howe 0-2, L Mossey 0-2 (1M), N McCarney 0-2 (1F), E Donaghy 0-1, S McCann 0-1, C Martin 0-1
Lurgan scorers: J Austin 1-3 (2F), M McGibbon 0-3 (2F), J Lavery 0-2, J McCooey 0-1, C Moore 0-1