Maghery make amends for first round loss

Maghery 0-11 Killeavy 0-9

Maghery made up for a disappointing first round defeat to Ballymacnab as they bounced back to beat Killeavy.

The two-time championship winners had their noses ahead for the majority of the game and were worthy winners.

Killeavy, who beat Dromintee by six points in round one, drew level once early on but could only get to within a point.

Oisin Cushnahan opened the scoring for the Loughshore men, before Kevin Robinson doubled their lead moments later.

Miceal McNamee closed the gap with a pointed free whole midfielder Cathal Boylan tied things up after 16 minutes, 0-2 apiece.

A superb score from a difficult angle by Robinson edged Maghery back ahead once again a minute later.

Stefan Forker popped up with his first of the afternoon, but it was soon cancelled out by a long range free from Killeavy keeper Shea Magill.

Forker and McNamee both traded scores before the half time whistle sounded, with Maghery ahead by one. 0-5 to 0-4 at the halfway stage.

Second half

Robinson edged Maghery further in front with the first score of the second period, coming from a free.

McNamee kept Killeavy in touch with his accuracy from dead ball, but his score was matched by Sean Hackett.

Magill came forward once more to launch another long range free over the bar and that kept the margin at one.

But it grew again moments later, with Robinson raising another white flag before Forker added to his tally with a free.

Ronan McGuinness converted a free kick at the other end, but Aidan Forker drove over his first to regain their three-point advantage.

McNamee made it two, while Jamie Cosgrove dashed forward from defence to narrow the gap to one with a few minutes left.

Killeavy battled for an equaliser, but it was Maghery who split the posts, with Robinson confirming their win.

In association with PB’s Bar Moy