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Fermanagh now up and running after seeing off Meath

Fermanagh 0-10 Meath 0-06

Published 08/02/2016

Tussle: Fermanagh’s Sean Quigley with Conor McGill
Tussle: Fermanagh’s Sean Quigley with Conor McGill

Fermanagh fought back to record their first win of this year's Division Two campaign as they defeated 14-man Meath by four points at Brewster Park yesterday.

The key moment arrived in the 23rd minute of the game when Meath had midfielder Andrew Tormey dismissed.

He received a black card for blocking Fermanagh's Barry Mulrone and having already been booked, he was shown a red by referee Sean Hurson.

At that stage the sides were level at 0-03 apiece but two Sean Quigley points before half-time put Fermanagh into a 0-05 to 0-03 advantage at the interval.

The 14 men responded well in the third quarter, however, and a Donal Lenihan point from play and a further two from Sean Tobin put Meath ahead in the 50th minute.

In heavy conditions, it took Fermanagh 23 minutes to score in the second-half, Tomas Corrigan clipping over a free to level matters at 0-06 each.

It was Peter McGrath's side who dominated the closing exchanges though and Corrigan landed another three frees while Mulrone chipped in with a point from play as Fermanagh finished up four-point winners.

Fermanagh: C. Snow; M. Jones, C. Cullen, N. Cassidy; P. Reihill, J. McMahon, A. Breen (0-01); E. Donnelly (0-01), D. Kelly; B. Mulrone (0-01), C. Flaherty, R. Hanna; R. Corrigan, S. Quigley (0-03, 1 45, 1f), T. Corrigan (0-04, 4f). Subs: P. McGovern for Reihill, R. Jones for Hanna, K. Connor for Kelly, E. McHugh for Breen.

Meath: P. O'Rourke; D. Keogan, C. McGill, M. Burke; B. Power, P. Harnan, C. Finn; H. Rooney, A. Tormey; G. Reilly, C. O'Sullivan (0-01, 1SL), J. McEntee; S. Tobin (0-03, 2f, 1 45), M. Newman (0-01, 1f), D. Lenihan (0-01).

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