St Patrick’s 1-8 Culloville 2-9
Two goals in as many minutes saw Culloville overcome Cullyhanna by four-points in tonight’s top of the table clash.
The away side were two-points down at half time but stormed ahead after the turnaround to earn the win.
That victory sees Culloville trail St Patrick’s by one-point at the top of the table, with a game in hand.
That extra outing is on Sunday as Culloville travel to Tullysaran, with the chance to jump to the top of the table.
The horrible weather conditions left it impossible for any free-flowing football on Friday evening. But the sides served up an enjoyable encounter.
The Hoey brothers Shea and Kieran got the home team off to a perfect start with two points in the opening ten minutes.
Culloville responded through Shane Carragher, who landed a superb score with the outside of his boot.
Midfielders Pearse Casey and Ryan Garvey traded scores for their respective sides before Ross McQuillan stretched Cullyhanna’s lead.
Cullyhanna could have been further ahead, but Kieran Hoey’s effort was cleared off the line by full back Darren Luckie.
Dara Quinn then pointed two frees, which were matched by Gavan Duffy and McQuillan. That saw the hosts ahead 6-4 at the break.
Aidan Nugent swapped scores with Quinn at the start of the second period before Gavin McVerry narrowed the gap to one.
Quinn fired over another as Culloville took the lead for the first time and stormed further ahead with a Niall Rowland goal.
Moments later the Blues had the ball in the net again, with Taidgh O’Neill the man raising the green flag this time.
Rowland knocked over a huge point from close to the sideline to extend their lead. Caolan Reavey then grabbed Cullyhanna’s first score in 20 minutes.
They followed that up with a soccer style goal from Ross McQuillan, but it wasn’t enough for Cullyhanna to get something from the game. Culloville head into Sunday’s encounter with their eyes on that top spot.