Madden 1-18 Armagh Harps 2-11
Madden climbed to joint-top of the Division 1A table on Thursday evening with a four-point win over Armagh Harps.
The hosts, led by Conor Grimley, made a final quarter surge to get over the line and claim their fourth win of the campaign.
Long range scores from Ryan McShane, Tom O’Kane and Luke McKeever gave the reigning league champions a 5-2 lead after ten minutes.
Grimley and Paddy Carr narrowed the margin before O’Kane raised the first green flag of the evening.
That goal was the difference between the sides at the half time break, with Harps ahead 1-7 to 0-7.
Aron McKenna opened the scoring for the second period, before scores from Ryan McKeown and McKeever put the visitors four in front.
Madden then hit a purple patch. Grimley (4) and Ciaran Rafferty pointed while McKenna rattled the net to put the Raparees three up.
But the Harps soon got back on level terms, with McShane firing home a super goal to tie things up, 1-13 to 2-10.
Madden dominated the final quarter, scoring five of the last six scores. Caolan Vallely, McKenna (2) and Grimley (2) all split the posts as Madden ran out four-point winners.
Madden Scorers: Conor Grimley 0-9 (4f), Aron McKenna 1-4, Ciaran Rafferty 0-2, Paddy Carr 0-1, Donal Rafferty 0-1, Caolan Vallely 0-1.
Armagh Harps Scorers: Ryan McShane 1-2, Tom O’Kane 1-2 (1f), Luke McKeever 0-3 (1f), Dara McCloskey 0-2 (2f), Ryan McKeown 0-1, Conor Murphy 0-1 (1f).
Ballymacnab 0-11 Crossmaglen 3-5
Three goals from Crossmaglen made all the difference against Ballymacnab on Thursday evening.
Paul Hughes, Caolan Finnegan and James Teelan all hit the net for the Rangers as they secured a three-point win.
Simon King and Ryan Watters got the game up and running before a Jamie Clarke point and Hughes’ goal put Cross ahead.
Two more from Watters (1f) and another from Pearse Hughes put the Nab ahead before Paul Hughes levelled.
King traded scores with Caolan Finnegan to see the two teams tied at the half time interval. 0-6 to 1-3.
Colin O’Connor traded scores with Gavin McParland at the start of the second half while Conor McGivern (45) and McParland put the Nab two up.
Clarke fired over a free before Caolan Finnegan slotted home Crossmaglen’s second three-pointer.
Watters tagged on another for Ballymacnab, but Teelan punched home a third goal to put Cross in the driving seat.
McParland knocked over a late score, but it wasn’t enough for the home side to get something from the game.