Belleek 1-8 Culloville 1-13
Culloville produced a second half comeback to see off Belleek and make their way through to the quarter-finals.
Belleek led by five points early in the second half, but only scored once in the final 27 minutes of the game.
In that time, Damian Feeney’s Blues reeled off an impressive 1-8 to overcome Belleek by five points in the end.
Niall Rowland’s impact off the bench was huge and it was his goal that proved to be the major turning point.
Belleek opened the scoring through Sean McCreesh in the early moments, before Culloville drew level through Colm Watters.
Callum O’Neill and Dara Quinn traded frees while Ryan Duffy and Taidgh O’Neill put Culloville in front.
But Belleek were back on top when Sean McCreesh fired a brilliant shot into the top corner of the Culloville net.
James McParland swapped scores with Watters as Belleek pushed on before half time with another two scores.
Conor McKevitt and O’Neill both split the posts to give their side three-point lead at the break. 1-5 to 0-5.
Belleek started as they finished with two points on the trot. O’Neill and Drew McVerry both raised white flags.
Two Dara Quinn points (one free and one 45) kept the Division 2A league champions in touch.
Three more followed for Culloville from Steven McCreesh, Quinn and Watters to tie things up, 1-7 apiece.
O’Neill edged Belleek in front again with his fourth pointed free of the evening, but then Culloville took control.
With the introduction of the Rowland brothers, Fergal and Niall, the Blues pushed on with 1-3 in quick succession.
Niall Rowland rattled the net with a fine finish before slotting one over the crossbar moments later.
In then fired a crossfield ball towards Watters, who tapped the ball over and Fergal Trainor finished proceedings with the last point of the day.