Armagh 0-13 Donegal 0-10
Armagh picked up two crucial league points on Saturday evening, defeating Donegal by three points on home turf.
It fends off some fears of relegation, although Kieran McGeeney’s men aren’t safe just yet. But the important thing is that it keeps Donegal below them.
As usual, the home support turned out in huge numbers to cheers on their team and help them over the line.
The scoring opened with a point apiece, with both goalkeepers slotting over dead ball efforts for their teams.
Armagh raced into a three-point lead, their eventual winning margin, with a trio of points in a row.
Aidan Forker shot up to raise a white flag while Andrew Murnin and Rian O’Neill followed up with scores.
Conor O’Donnell replied for the visiting side, but his effort was cancelled out by Armagh’s Stefan Campbell.
O’Neill and Oisin Gallen traded scores before Andrew Murnin punched over the final score of the half. Armagh ahead 0-7 to 0-3 at the break.
Donegal hit four of the first five points of the second period, with a Rian O’Neill effort splitting Donegal’s scores.
Andrew Murnin then settled Armagh’s nerves before Rory Grugan restored their three-point lead with a free.
O’Neill matched a Ciaran Thompson 45 while Jamie Brennan and Jason McGee left one the margin with minutes remaining.
O’Neill notched over another before Jarly Og Burns stormed forward to slot over the final point of the game.
It’s an important win for Armagh and one that will help keep them in the division. They have Galway and Tyrone in their final two games and two more huge tests await.