Division 2A & 2B Match Reports – Week Four

Division 2A – St Peter’s 0-13 Shane O’Neill’s 2-9

Shane O’Neill’s edged Sunday’s top of the table clash and left Lurgan with a two-point winning margin.

The sides traded scores and were tied 0-2 each after 11 minutes. St Peter’s nailed a brace before the game enter a scoreless ten-minute period.

Shane O’Neill’s hit two in a row to level before firing off a quickfire 1-1 to head into the break 1-5 to 0-4 ahead.

Shane O'Neill's are top of Division 2A
Photo Credit: John Merry

St Peter’s made the better start to the second period and fired over three points in the opening minutes to bring them back to within one.

The Shane’s increased their advantage to two before a free kick was flicked to the net to put the away side five ahead.

Three further points from the hosts got them back to within two again but two points in a row kept the scoreboard moving for the Camlough men.

St Peter’s narrowed the gap to the minimum, but a great long-range score sealed the win for the away team.

Annaghmore earned their first victory of 2022, beating Whitecross at home 2-10 to 1-11.

The full Division 2A table

Division 2B

Forkhill 1-7 Tir na nOg 3-9

Tir na nOg continued their eye-catching start to the season when they defeated Forkhill on Friday evening.

Two goals from full forward Leo Monteiro and Jamie McAleenan set the Portadown men on their way.

The hosts grabbed a three-pointer of their own when Oisin McClelland found Cormac Toner who palmed the ball into the net. 1-4 to 2-5 at the break.

Tir na nOg claimed another goal through Conor McCormac to earn their third win of the campaign.

Crossmaglen II 0-7 Culloville 0-11

Culloville carried on their brilliant early season form with a four-point win at home over neighbours Crossmaglen.

It was all one-way traffic during the opening period. The hosts built up a 9-1 lead by the short whistle.

Ronan Finnegan dragged the Rangers back into contention, with four points in a row at the start of the second half.

Steven McCreesh and Taidgh O’Neill settled the home side while Colm Watters converted two frees.

Caolan Dooley and Shane McConville cut the margin for Cross, but it was Culloville who earned the two points.

Culloville are top of Division 2B
Photo Credit: Sinead Snaps

Keady 2-15 Ballyhegan 0-5

Keady were 16-point winners on Sunday as Ballyhegan’s difficult start to the season continued.

It was Keady’s first win of the league campaign after suffering defeats to Belleek and Tir na nOg.

Dylan McKenna and Dean Nugent both raised green flags for the eventual victors.

Photo Credit: Keady

Belleek 1-12 Collegeland 0-11

Last years Junior champions Belleek extended their perfect start to the Division 2B league campaign with their third win in a row.

Collegeland, who defeated Forkhill last weekend in their first outing of the year, put it up to Garreth Thornton’s men.

A Mark McParland goal was the match-winning score for the home side, playing in their newly redeveloped pitch.

The full Division 2B table