Ballymacnab 0-8 Armagh Harps 2-8
Two goals from Tom O’Kane and James Walsh were the key scores for the Harps as they picked up their third win on the trot.
They travelled to Ballymacnab on Saturday and pulled away in the second half to claim maximum points.
The sides were fairly evenly matched at the beginning of the game, with O’Kane’s goal the difference at the break.
Luke McKeever opened the scoring with a pointed mark before turning provider and setting up O’Kane’s three-pointer.
McKeever raced along the end line and crossed the ball to O’Kane, who palmed the ball to the net.
Ballymacnab responded brilliantly, kicking the next three points on the trot to close the gap to one.
Pearse Hughes scored from a difficult angle while Kieran Hughes (mark) and Finnen Maguire also raised white flags.
O’Kane traded scores with Gavin McParland before the Nab stole ahead through Ciaran Connolly and Pearse Hughes.
Harps led at the break however, as O’Kane and Eoin Murtagh both splitting the posts. The visitors led 1-5 to 0-6 at the break.
Walsh’s goal was the first score of the second half, and it helped Pascal Canavan’s side stretch the lead to five.
The Nab pulled one back with Niall McKee firing the ball over the bar as the hosts tried for a goal of their own.
The Harps pulled further ahead however as they struck the next three points on the trot to go seven ahead.
Goalkeeper John Daly nailed a 45 while Ryan ‘Minnie’ McShane and Conor Lavery (free) tagged on scores.
Gavin McParland pointed a late free for Ballymacnab, but the result was beyond doubt at that stage.
The Harps now sit at the top of the league with three wins from three games against Granemore, Mullaghbawn and Ballymacnab.