Fermanagh 2-17 Armagh 2-18
Armagh came from behind to secure a one-point victory over Fermanagh and retain their position in the Nickey Rackard Cup.
Two first half goals from the home side saw them eight-points up after 20 minutes. But Karl McKeegan’s men produced the goods to win the game.
Tomas Galvin rattled the net twice for the Orchard County, with his goals split by the half time break.
Fermanagh’s first major came after nine-minutes, while Fionntan Donnelly traded scores with the hosts.
Caolan Duffy then tagged on a second Fermanagh goal and a brace from the Erne men sent them 2-7 to 0-5 ahead.
Galvin’s opening goal helped reduce the damage ahead of the half time break, with Fermanagh in front 2-11 to 1-7.
Straight after the turnaround, Galvin raised another green flag, but Fermanagh responded brilliantly with three-points on the bounce.
Connor Renaghan kick started Armagh’s comeback while substitute Danny Magee (2) and Cormac Jennings (2) followed his example.
Galvin claimed his second point on the halfway mark of the second half before Shea Harvey levelled matters, 2-14 apiece.
Harvey added another to edge Armagh ahead for the first time since the opening ten minutes, while Galvin doubled their lead.
Jennings knocked over a brace, which was cancelled out by two Fermanagh scores to narrow the gap to just one again.
Seven minutes of additional time pointed to a nervy finish for Armagh, but they held on to win by the minimum.
That eases fears of relegations but Armagh can’t reach the decider, having lost to the top two teams Wicklow and Donegal.