Eire Og 1-11 St Michael’s 2-13
St Michael’s made their way through to the last eight of the Junior Championship as they overcame Eire Og.
Eire Og made the best start to the game with the opening two points coming from Liam Knox and Paul Creaney.
But St Michael’s took control with nine points on the trot firing them into a seven-point lead just before the break.
Emmet O’Malley got them up and running before Pearse Woods and Joe McClelland landed two massive scores from near the end line.
Aidan Davidson stretched their lead with his first before he set up his father Benny for his opening score.
Benny Davidson turned provider with the next attack as he played through Paddy McVerry for another score.
Brian Caherty, and the two Davidson’s raised further white flags to give Newtown a 0-9 to 0-2 lead.
But Eire Og got back into the game just before the half time whistle as Paul Creaney narrowed the gap with a pointed free.
The Craigavon men then rattled the net through full forward Eoin McCluskey to make the half time score 0-9 to 1-3.
Like the first half, Eire Og got off to a flying start after the turnaround with the first two scores from Ciaran Corey (free) and Creaney.
St Michael’s extended their lead however when Aidan Davidson moved into full forward and rattled off a quick fire 1-1.
Pearse Woods and Corey traded scores, while Benny Davidson and Aidan Davidson did likewise with Callan Doran and Creaney.
Creaney added to his tally before St Michael’s claimed their second goal with a powerful shot from McClelland putting them seven ahead.
Christopher McConville and Seamus Martin closed the gap for the Ogs but they couldn’t get the goal that would give them a real fighting chance.