The introduction of Wolves trainee goalkeeper Aaron McCarry was the ace card played by Scotstown at Shaw’s Road, as last year’s beaten finalists progressed to the semi-finals following a 2-11, 0-13 victory over Creggan (Antrim).
McCarry was gifted the decisive goal in extra-time.
Scotstown went ahead with a Paul Sherlock goal. Damian McLarnon levelled and at the break Creggan were 0-7 to 1-3 ahead.
Points by McLarnon stretched the Saffrons’ lead. Three points levelled the game at 1-8 to 0-11. In extra-time, Creggan scored one point as Scotstown chalked up 1-3 with McCarry netting. Hugh McNulty grabbed a point for the losers.
Meanwhile, the Armagh Harps 2-13 Killann Gaels 2-4 scoreline in the Ulster MF Tournament preliminary round game at Rossa Pitch doesn’t tell the tale of the action. The Harps had shot into a 2-7 to 0-0 lead with Patrick McCoy snatching both goals.
At half-time, Harps were 2-9 to 0-1 ahead and they added three more points in the second half. Gaels replied with goals by Stephen Donnery and Deono O’Reilly.