u20s can make it two from two versus Cavan

Following a first-round win over Fermanagh, the Armagh u20s can make it two from two against Cavan on Wednesday.

Barry O’Hagan’s side will have home advantage as they welcome the Breffni County to the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds.

That six-point win on the opening day means Armagh are currently top of their table above Donegal, Cavan and Fermanagh.

A strong first half showing was key against the Erne County, especially as Armagh were away from home.

Six different players got on the scoresheet that afternoon as Armagh ran out comfortable 1-10 to 0-7 winners.

Full forward James Austin grabbed the all-important goal which gave Armagh a 1-8 to 0-1 half time lead.

Brendan O’Hagan top scored with 0-4, all coming from frees while Emmet Magee chipped in with a score.

Fergal Boylan chipped in with 0-2 while both midfielders, Tadgh Grimley and Pierce Blessing, split the posts.

There’s plenty of talent in the youthful Armagh side, led by determined Killeavy defender Gareth Murphy.

Cavan have already tasted defeat having lost to Donegal by five-points in their opening round clash.

Two first half goals helped Donegal ease into the break with an eight-point cushion before Cavan battled back.

The Breffni Blues threw everything at Donegal and while it wasn’t enough, they should lots of encouraging signs.

They’re managed by former Cavan sharpshooter Larry Reilly, and they have plenty of firepower up front.

Following a first-round win over Fermanagh, the Armagh u20s can make it two from two against Cavan on Wednesday.

Captain Darragh Lovett claimed an incredible personal haul of 0-9 against Donegal. He’ll certainly need watched from an Armagh perspective.

Cian Kearney and Lorcan Reilly nailed two points apiece. Oliver McCrystal, Daire Madden and Ryan Tobin were the other three who scored, bringing their tally to 0-16.

While they’ll hope to bounce back, Cavan will target a quick start having given Donegal too much of a head start the last day out.

Armagh’s win over Fermanagh was their first championship victory at this grade since 2018, when they reached the Ulster final.

That’s the goal for the Orchard County youngsters on Wednesday, and they certainly have the talent to do it.