Belleek 2-7 Whitecross 0-7
Two goals from Sean McCreesh and Callum O’Neill helped Belleek hand Whitecross their first defeat of the Division 2B league campaign.
Saturday’s clash saw the two clubs cross paths for the first time in over two decades, with their last meeting way back in 2001.
Belleek’s form has been fairly mixed in the early part of the season, winning two of their four outings to date.
Shane Quinn’s side saw off Cross II and Middletown while suffering defeats to both Forkhill and Keady.
Whitecross on the other hand had been in flying form before Saturday’s showdown, recording an unbeaten run of five games.
Phelim McGuinness’ team drew with Derrynoose, the only blot on their record in the opening five games.
Whitecross overcame Keady, Annaghmore, Forkhill and Middletown to climb to the top of the team.
And the visitors started Saturday’s encounter fairly well, racing into a three-point lead after just ten minutes of action.
Niall Og Boyle opened the scoring while Cathal McSherry (free) and Aodhan Lynch also raise white flags.
Anthony McCann traded scores with the opposition before Liam Mackin extended the Whitecross advantage to three.
Belleek got back on level terms with the game’s only goal coming through McCreesh before a point moved them ahead.
Whitecross claimed the final score of the opening period to tie the encounter. 0-6 to 1-3 at the halfway stage.
Belleek made the brighter start to the second half, claiming the opening two scores before McSherry pointed from a free.
But Belleek pushed on in the final quarter, hitting 1-2, with O’Neill claiming the goal to confirm their victory.
Despite defeat, Whitecross remain at the top of the Division 2B table, two-points above nearest challengers Annaghmore.
The win sees Belleek move up to fourth position, tied on six points with both Keady and Derrynoose.