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Playing with a sizeable wind at their backs Fermanagh led 1-5 to 0-3 with Sean Cassidy scoring the key goal in the 31st minute. (stock photo)

Playing with a sizeable wind at their backs Fermanagh led 1-5 to 0-3 with Sean Cassidy scoring the key goal in the 31st minute. (stock photo)

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Playing with a sizeable wind at their backs Fermanagh led 1-5 to 0-3 with Sean Cassidy scoring the key goal in the 31st minute. (stock photo)

Derry progressed to an Ulster quarter-final meeting with Antrim next week after an extra-time victory over Fermanagh.

Played in atrocious conditions at Celtic Park, the visitors led for most of the game only for the Oak Leafers to reel them in.

Playing with a sizeable wind at their backs Fermanagh led 1-5 to 0-3 with Sean Cassidy scoring the key goal in the 31st minute.

Derry were the better team after the break, and impact sub Alex Doherty drew the sides level with a fine point in the 57th minute, and the scoreboard read 0-9 to 1-6 as normal time elapsed.

The home team had the bit between their teeth in extra-time, with Doherty - who would end up with 0-5 - proving the catalyst before Cormac Murphy's late goal confirmed the Derry victory with a well taken goal in extra-time.

"I can't emphasise enough what these boys have put in over the past four months," said Derry manager Mickey Donnelly. "I think they got their just rewards today.

Scorers - Derry: A Doherty 0-5 (f), C Murphy 1-1, J McAtamney 0-3 (2fs), E Mulholland 0-2, T McHugh, Keelan Friel 0-1 each. Fermanagh: S Cassidy 1-1, C Jones 0-3, M Glynn 0-2 (f), B Horan, G McGovern 0-1 each.

Derry - R Scullion; J Diamond, T Walsh, O McLarnon, E Mulholland, I Donaghy, A McCloskey, K Friel, C McShane, N Doyle, F Bradley, C McGuckian, C Murphy, J McAtamney, T McHugh. Subs: A Doherty for Bradley (40); O Downey for McGuckian (55); N Rafferty for McLarnon (61), F Bradley for McShane (e/t); McShane for McAtamney (e/t); N Doyle for McGuickian (e/t).

Fermanagh - S McNally, F Keenan, A McManus, L Flanagan, G Treacy, J Largo Ellis, A Ó Catahain, B Horan, P McKervey, C Jones, M Glynn, A Tierney, C Love, S Cassidy, G Quigley. Subs: G McGovern for Tierney (17); R McHugh for Quigley (ht); J Horan for Flanagan (47); A Keenan for McNally (49); R McGovern for Love (e/t).

Ref - E McFeely (Donegal).

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