Tir na nOg 2-7 Annaghmore 1-9
Following last weekends first round win, Tir na nOg made it two wins from two outings as they overcame Annaghmore.
That was a nine-point victory over Whitecross, but Sunday’s encounter, in Portadown, proved a much tighter affair.
The home side trailed by the minimum of margins at the halfway stage. But they turned things around in the second half.
Tom Weir was the hero on the evening as he fired over the final point inside the last few minutes of play.
Both sides raised green flags during the opening period, with Matthew McNiece grabbing a goal for the visitors.
That gave Annaghmore the initiative but Tir na nOg shot back with a major of their own coming through Marc Davidson to tie things up.
Oisin MacIomhair, who hit 0-4 on the day, regained Annaghmore’s one-point advantage with his third.
Jamie McAleenan saw his effort cancelled out by goal scorer McNiece, which gave Annaghmore a one-point lead at the interval. 1-5 to 1-4.
McAleenan was again on target two minutes after the turnaround to tie things up before the traveling side shot ahead again.
A trio of points from corner forward Connor Cullen, all from frees, put Annaghmore into the driving seat.
But Tir na nOg tied things up once again with their second goal of the game coming through full forward Leo Monterio.
Zion McKernan edged the home side ahead by a single score before MacIomhair got Annaghmore back on level terms.
Both sides went in search of a winner that would seal the deal and both side missed opportunities in front of the posts.
That chance finally fell to Weir who pointed in the final minute of normal time. That earned the win for Tir na nOg, with one point to spare in the end.