St Peter’s 0-12 Clan na Gael 1-10
Clan na Gael claimed a one-point win over St Peter’s in tonight’s all-Lurgan match up as both sides opened their account for the season.
A first half goal from Cian France proved to be the vital score, although Clans needed a late point to claim victory.
That responsibility fell upon the shoulders of youngster Callum O’Neill, who split the posts in added time.
It was score for score early on in the game, with James Moore seeing his point matched by Diarmuid Loney.
St Peter’s shot ahead through Paddy McGibbon, who reeled off three on the trot to make it 0-4 to 0-1.
Michael Toland broke the St Peter’s scoring spree, but McGibbon replied with his fourth to restore their three-point advantage.
Clans got back on level terms with three of their own. James Austin, France and Loney all raised white flags.
Then came the Clans goal, from France, that shot the visiting side ahead of the first time in the game.
McGibbon tagged on one more score before the break to see the hosts trail by two at half time. St Peter’s 0-6 Clan na Gael 1-5.
Scores inside the opening ten minutes of the second half from Barry Creaney and Ryan Kelly got St Peter’s back all square.
Creaney grabbed a second to see St Peter’s go in front once again before Andrew McAlinden doubled their lead.
O’Neill traded scores with Aaron Findon while Austin and Sean Mackle levelled the game. Emmet Haughian popped up for a point to edge St Peter’s ahead once again.
Loney split the posts for his second score of the evening to tie the game with only a few minutes remaining.
O’Neill fired over another and it proved to be the winning score, with Clans edging through by the minimum.