Silverbridge sneak through to quarter-finals

Granemore 1-13 Silverbridge 3-9

Silverbridge made their way through to the last eight of the Armagh SFC after a titanic tussle with Granemore.

While the Bridge carried a ten-point lead into the break, Granemore turned the tables in a dramatic second half.

Tiarnan Murphy, the top goal scorer in the SFC, continued his outstanding form with two first half majors.

Murphy needed just 23 seconds to raise the first green flag while he followed it up with a second minutes later.

Aaron Duffy drove over a score before Granemore opened their account through an Odhran Doyle free.

Ronan Reel pointed before Silverbridge got a third goal. Kieran Doyle’s attempt to clear the ball from the defence was blocked down by Gavin Burns and the ball ricochet into the net.

Doyle added his second for Niall McAleenan’s men but that was cancelled out by a Michael Traynor score.

Murphy and Louis Hughes traded frees just before the half time whistle sounded. Silverbridge carried a 3-4 to 0-3 into the second half.

Second half

Doyle slotted over the first score of the second period which was matched at the other end by Reel.

Granemore fought back to make a real game of it. They rattled off four points in a row before the water break.

Reece Butter, Hughes (free), Doyle (free) and Pete Carr all split the posts to narrow the gap to six points.

They could have had a goal as well, but Karl McQuaid’s effort was blocked on the goal line by Paddy Reel.

Ronan Reel helped settle Colm Nally’s men with a pointed free, but Granemore rallied once again.

Pete Carr powered the ball to the back of the net while Hughes slotted over a free to make it a three-point game.

Carr followed it up with another which was matched by Sean Rock while Padraig Doyle and Murphy exchanged efforts.

Doyle then traded scores with Jamie Martin before Brendan Boylan split the posts, but Granemore couldn’t find the goal they needed.

In association with PB’s Bar Moy