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Warwickshire down Ernemen as Watson racks up 3-9 tally

 

By Declan Bogue

It was a resounding defeat for Fermanagh's hurlers in their third Lory Meagher Cup game of the season, as they went down heavily to visiting Warwickshire, 6-16 to 3-9 in Brewster Park on Saturday.

With twelve minutes remaining the Erne men had put themselves in a great position, trailing by just two points, but a late scoring splurge from the Warwickshire men yielded an astonishing 3-6.

Top of their scoring charts, as he has been this season, was former Antrim All-Star nominee Liam Watson, who landed a personal tally of 3-9 over the course of the game.

The Fermanagh defence found him too much of a handball despite rotating markers. What will surprise many is the level of physical fitness of the Warwickshire team that allowed their late flourish.

Leitrim are next up for Warwickshire, with that game hosted in Birmingham, while Fermanagh will take on Sligo in Markievicz Park, with both games on May 13.

The first year back of competitive hurling action is proving testing for Cavan and they fell to their third defeat in a row against Sligo at Kingspan Breffni Park, on a scoreline of 0-9 to 1-20.

The Connacht side picked up a goal through Cormac Behan midway through the first half and Cavan's cause was not helped by a red card to Sean Keating.

Cavan's next outing is against Lancashire at Old Bedians Sports Ground in Manchester next weekend.

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