Fermanagh always a tough test says Hughes

Blaine Hughes was delighted that Armagh came through the challenge of Fermanagh last Sunday with another two-points.

It keeps Armagh joint top of the Division Two league table, alongside Donegal, who are also unbeaten.

The unbeaten run leaves promotion very much in Armagh’s own hands with two rounds of fixtures remaining.

“It was a tough test coming down to Brewster Park,” said Armagh and Carrickcruppen shot stopper Hughes.

“They put us down to the edge until the last ten minutes or so. Then luckily enough we pulled away with a few scores that put us through for a victory.

“Fermanagh are a tough team and as you could see they are very well organised. Once we come down here in a few weeks it’ll be a tough test in the first round of the Ulster Championship.”

Hughes has yet to concede a goal in the entire league. In fact, including the McKenna Cup semi-final against Derry, that’s six clean sheets on the trot for Hughes.

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But he added scoring to his arsenal last weekend, coming up from his goal line to slot over two 45s.

“I missed two there as well,” laughed Hughes. “I’ll probably be sick looking at them on the video. It was good to get on the scoresheet but as long as we got the win that was the main thing.”

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There’s a big few weeks ahead now for Kieran McGeeney’s men. It’s a week off this week then they welcome Cavan to Armagh before heading south to Cork.

“Now we have to make sure we get at least one win out of two to hopefully get promoted,” added Hughes.

“Our eyes are on Cavan now and then we have Cork next after that. It’s just about keeping our heads tuned in and making sure we get two wins out of two if we can.