Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

St Mary's 1-05 Fermanagh 2-15

Fermanagh clinched their second win in the Power NI Dr McKenna Cup with victory over St Mary's at Brewster Park.

Peter Canavan's side took a grip on proceedings in the period just before half time, twice finding the back of the students’ net to be in control by half-time.

Fermanagh will face Monaghan on Wednesday night in Inniskeen to decide who will top the group.

The opening 25 minutes saw little between the sides and when St Mary's wing back Brian Doyle crashed the ball to the net in the 20th minute it put the visitors a point in front, 1-1 to 0-3.

However, Fermanagh responded by hitting 2-4 before half time.

Shane McCabe drilled a shot low to the net in the 30th minute after being put through by Ryan Jones and Paul Ward finished off a good move with his side's second goal four minutes later to leave it 2-7 to 1-2 at the break.

Fermanagh continued to push on at the start of the second half, Daryl Keenan and Ward tagging on points to stretch the advantage.

The home side continued to press, with Marty McGrath, Ryan Jones, Ward and Keenan all lofting over scores for Fermanagh, who ran out comfortable winners in the end.

Fermanagh: C Snow; R McCluskey, S Lyons, J Woods (0-1); D McCusker, B Cox, M O'Brien; J Sherry, R Jones (0-1); T McElroy, S McCabe (1-0), E Donnelly; P Ward (1-4, 2f), D Keenan (0-5, 2f), K Connor (0-2). Subs: N Bogue for R McCluskey, M McGrath (0-1) for J Sherry, S Quigley for K Connor, A Breen for D McCusker (0-1), N McElroy for E Donnelly.

St Mary's: D McAnenly; S Mullan, A Maguire, M Murray; R Loughran, C O'Hara, B Doyle (1-2); R O'Callaghan, B Hasson; R Sexton (0-1), B Herron, N Sludden; D McKinless (0-1, 1f), J Johnston, J Duffy. Subs: S O'Neill (0-1) for B Hasson, R Johnston for A Maguire, R Lynch for J Duffy, C McMahon for J Johnston, E McGee for R Loughran.

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