Friday 27 April 2018

McKenna drags Rangers over line

Crossmaglen Rangers booked their final place by seeing off a fiery St Patrick's in Saturday night's replay.

Despite Rangers leading 1-2 to 0-3 at half-time, thanks to David McKenna's early goal, St Patrick's stayed in touch and when they nosed ahead at 0-9 to 1-5, an upset looked likely. But McKenna's class in midfield provided the catalyst for a late Rangers flourish to seal victory.

SCORERS -- Crossmaglen Rangers: D McKenna 1-0, A Kernan (0-2f), S Kernan 0-2 each, F Hanratty, P McKeown, T Kernan (0-1f), M McNamee 0-1 each. St Patrick's: S Lennon 0-4 (0-4f), C McKeever 0-3 (0-2f), M Mackin, B McConville, R Tasker 0-1 each.

Crossmaglen Rangers -- P Hearty; P McKeown, P Kernan, J Morgan; A Kernan, D O'Callaghan, S Finnegan; D McKenna, J Hanratty; M Ahern, S Kernan, F Hanratty; T Kernan, A Cunningham, F Bellew. Subs: M McNamee for Cunningham, K Carragher for J Hanratty, K Brennan for Ahern.

St Patrick's -- C O'Neill; V Savage, S Reel, M Murray; M McCreesh, C McKeever, P McCreesh; M Mackin, B McConville; A Mackin, L O'Hare, S McCooey; E Casey, T Donnelly, R Tasker. Subs: S Lennon for Mackin, S McKeever for M Mackin.

Ref -- G Devlin (Armagh).

Irish Independent

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