Brady at the double as Cavan stage fightback
Cavan 3-8 Fermanagh 0-16
Cavan erased a 10-point deficit at Kingspan Breffni Park yesterday en route to bagging their first league points of the season.
The hosts looked destined for yet another defeat as they trailed by 0-12 to 0-4 at half-time playing against the breeze, as Shea Curran notched nine first-half points.
Cavan hit back, though, with Philip Brady's 49th-minute goal the springboard for what was to be a storming comeback.
In the 56th minute Fermanagh keeper Colum McPhillips batted out Kevin Conneely's penalty, but Brady netted the rebound, while Cavan sub Cormac Wall goaled in the 67th minute.
scorers - Cavan: P Brady 2-1, S Keating 0-5 (4f, '65), C Wall 1-0, A Sheridan 0-1, P Sheridan 0-1 (f).
Fermanagh: S Curran 0-11 (6f, 2 65s), J Duffy, C McShea, F McBrien, R Bogue (f), B McPhillips 0-1.
Cavan - D Sheridan 7 ; M Moffett 6, M Hayes 6, R O'Hagan 6; D Kelly 5, S Keating 7, M Hynes 7; K Conneely 8, P Sheridan 6; L McKenna 5, J Crowe 6, N Neary 5; M Sexton 5, A Sheridan 6, P Brady 8. Subs: E Hill 6 for L McKenna (29); C Wall 6 for M Sexton (h-t); D Crudden 5 for D Kelly (h-t); F Hughes 5 for A Sheridan (46).
Fermanagh - C McPhillips 6; D Russell 7, T Cleary 6, A Breslin 6; C Rafferty 7, M Teague 7, O Russell 5; J Duffy 7, R Bogue 6; C McShea 6, F McBrien 6, D Bannon 5; B McPhillips 7, S Curran 8, D Teague 6. Subs: L Harte 5 for O Russell (60); A McShea 5 for D Teague (69).
REF - T Gleeson (Dublin).