Crossmaglen 3-21 Mullaghbawn 1-7
Crossmaglen Rangers booked their place in the last eight of the Armagh SFC with a huge 20-point win over Mullaghbawn.
Cross finished the round robin series at the top of Group D, averaging a better score difference than Clan na Gael.
They claimed an opening day draw with the Clans before seeing off Sarsfields in round two with 13-points to spare.
Mullaghbawn had already been knocked out of the championship before round three, meaning they had nothing to play for.
But Anthony Cunningham’s Rangers made sure it was all in their own hands as they fired home three goals.
Rian O’Neill had the ball in the net inside the opening minute of the game, getting the hosts off to a flyer.
Eugene McVerry fired back for Mullaghbawn with a goal for the visitors to close the gap to two points.
But just as it looked as though Peter McDonnell’s side were back in contention, Cross claimed another goal.
This time around, it was Jamie Clarke who raised the green flag, his second of the campaign. That gave the Rangers a comfortable 2-8 to 1-4 lead at the end of the first half.
The second period was much of the same as the home side picked up where they left off and scored at will.
Cian McConville and Rian O’Neill continued to raise white flags for the Rangers, while Daniel Cumiskey and Odhran Kieran were also on target.
Oisin O’Neill added a third major to Crossmaglen’s growing tally as they continued to torment the Mullaghbawn defence.
Eddie English was the only outlet up front for Mullaghbawn, who split the posts just four times after the restart.
Clan na Gael picked up a six-point win over Sarsfields, coming from seven down with 20 minutes left.
That sees Clans finish second in the group while Sarsfields also take up a spot in the playoffs from third place.