Armagh Harps 0-8 Silverbridge 3-14
Following a disappointing display in round one, Silverbridge bounced back with an impressive win over the Harps.
Colm Nally’s side lost to Madden on the opening night by five, and failed to score in the first half. But they righted those wrongs in Abbey Park on Friday evening.
Tiarnan Murphy proved the hero on the night, recording all three of his sides goals as they won by 15-points.
A first half penalty converted by Murphy, after Mark Rowland had been fouled, put the visiting side into the driving seat.
The Harps had opened the scoring moments earlier through Ryan McKeown, but his effort was matched by Rowland from a mark.
Then came the goal, with Murphy striking low to the right hand corner of the net. The hosts responded through Luke McKeever, who fired over a 45.
Aaron Duffy then split the posts, followed by two converted frees from Ronan Reel to open up a six point gap between the sides.
Oisin Hughes, the target man for much for the Harps attacks, got his name on the scoresheet, but the ‘Bridge cancelled it out through Paddy Reel.
McKeever (free) and Duffy exchanged efforts, as did Hughes and Ronan Reel to bring the half to a close. Silverbridge led 1-8 to 0-5 at the turnaround.
Reel and Murphy furthered their advantage at the start of the second half before Murphy claimed his second three-pointer of the night.
Hughes and Reel (free) swapped scores before Murphy completed the hat-trick. His initial penalty was saved by John Daly, but Murphy was on hand to hammer home the rebound.
Murphy (free) and James McCoy exchanged efforts, as did Conor Murphy and Oisin Martin. Aaron Duffy finished the scoring for the night with the last point to finish off a super showing from Silverbridge.