Silverbridge were crowned Reserve Champions on Sunday afternoon with a six-point victory against Maghery.
An early red card hindered Maghery’s chances, but Silverbridge were the better team on show and deserved their win.
Maghery made the best possible start, rattling the net through Oran McAndrew inside the first three minutes.
The Bridge responded with two Ronan Reel points on the trot before a Tom Hamill goal shot them in front.
Silverbridge chipped over the next two scores, before Padraig O’Keefe raised Maghery’s first white flag.
It was soon cancelled out by centre half forward Michael Traynor as Eoin Hamill’s men finished the half strongly.
Two further scores widened the margin to six and the Bridge carried that lead into the half time break. 1-7 to 1-1 at the short whistle.
Reel extended the gap with the first score of the second half while an O’Keefe doubled offered Maghery some hope.
McAndrew followed it up with a score from play, but that was matched by Silverbridge sharpshooter Reel.
Reel added another two for the eventual winners as Sean Hackett got his name on the score sheet at the other end of the field.
Conall Burns added another for Silverbridge, while the dangerous O’Keefe added to his personal tally with two in a row.
Silverbridge had the final say and chipped over the last point of the game to lead by six-points when the final whistle sounded.
The success has added to an already terrific season for Silverbridge, who have been in fine form at reserve and senior level this year.
The reserves have a league semi-final to look forward to on Wednesday evening and will be eyeing up another decider.
Their senior side were recently crowned Division 1B winners and begin their SFC campaign next weekend. They host Madden in the first round on Friday evening.