Armagh Harps 2-13 St Peter’s 2-7
Armagh Harps qualified for the quarter-finals of the Armagh Senior Championship with a deserved six-point win over St Peter’s.
A late goal from the Lurgan men closed the gap but in truth, the Harps never looked in any danger.
Oisin Hughes proved a real handful on the edge of the square for the Harps. St Peter’s also struggled to deal with Ryan McShane’s and Joe McElroy’s raiding runs from deep.
The Harps raced into a three-point lead after the opening six minutes. James McCoy (free) and Conor Murphy (2) both splitting the posts.
St Peter’s got off the mark through Niall McConville while Gavin McCormack chipped in with a score to cut the deficit.
Harps could have raised the first green flag of the afternoon, but Declan McKenna’s effort sailed over the crossbar.
McCoy added a point but two late scores for St Peter’s narrowed the gap at the break. Oisin Ginesi and Ethan Lavery pointed to leave it 0-5 to 0-4 at half time.
Any hopes of a St Peter’s revival were dashed at the start of the second. Hughes burst through the defence and drove the ball to the back of the net.
Tadgh Grimley followed it up with a point after a quick one-two with Joe McElroy while Lavery and McShane cancelled each other out.
St Peter’s were handed a huge lifeline as Ruairi McDonald rattled the net, but two McElroy scores, followed by another from Hughes, restored the Harps five-point lead.
McShane swapped scores with McConville while McElory landed a long range free to bring his haul to 0-3.
Both side hit the net in the final quarter, with McShane grabbing one for the Harps while Ryan Kelly palmed home for St Peter’s, as the Harps saw out a comfortable six-point win.