McKenna Cup - Down v Antrim
AFTER a brilliant first half in which they led by nine points, Down struggled in the second period as Antrim fought back in Newry last night. Down they raced into a 0-6 to 0-1 lead after just 10 minutes and were ahead by 0-13 to 0-4 at half-time.
Antrim produced their best football in the third quarter with a goal from substitute Neil O'Connell. However, they failed to maintain their momentum and Down finished with three unanswered points.
Scorers -- Down: C Laverty, M Clark 0-4 each, B Coulter, P Fitzpatrick 0-3 each, D Hughes, P McComiskey 0-2 each, J McGovern 0-1
Antrim: N O'Connell 1-0, P Cunningham 0-8, G O'Boyle, M Magill, E O'Neill 0-1 each
REF -- M McErlane (Derry)