Forkhill fight off Annaghmore challenge

Annaghmore 1-12 Forkhill 2-11

Forkhill picked up a huge two points in their battle to fend off relegation with a spirited performance against Annaghmore.

The home side were the better team in the early exchanges, but a second half goal from Oran Campbell put the visitors in the driving seat.

Annaghmore raced into a 2-0 lead after five minutes with Oisin MacIomhair on target twice. MacIomhair almost picked up the games first goal, but his effort just drifted wide of the post.

Jemar Hall got Forkhill up and running when he pointed a free but it was soon cancelled out by Matthew Willis.

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James Shannon swapped scores with MacIomhair, who nailed another, while Willis saw his effort at goal crash off the crossbar.

Forkhill closed the gap through Hall and a fine individual effort from Stephen Sheridan before the two combined for a three-pointer, while Hall tapping the ball to the net.

In the next attack, Annaghmore claimed their own major with Michael McNiece getting the final touch. The visitors knocked on teh final point of the half to leaves things tied, 1-5 apiece.

Connor Cullen and Cormac Toner exchanged efforts at the start of the second period before MacIomhair put the hosts ahead.

Campbell’s goal helped shift momentum Forkhill’s way and they followed it up with a Owen Donaghy point (free).

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Hall could have furthered their advantage but his spot kick forced a fine save from Annaghmore net minder John McConville.

MacIomahir saw two further efforts matched by Eoghan Roe O’Neill and Campbell while Cullen closed the margin to two.

An inspirational Sheridan score kept Forkhill’s noses ahead while Toner’s second of the day extended their lead to four.

MacIomhair and CUllen (free) both raised white flags, but it wasn’t enough for the home team to get something from the game.

Annaghmore are still in the hunt for promotion and it’ll all come down to the final day against Belleek.

Forkhill aren’t out of the woods just yet as they need to beat Middletown and hope Whitecross see off Cross IIs next weekend.

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