Wednesday 13 December 2017

Game at a glance

Man of the match

Owen Mulligan (Tyrone)

Led from the front when Tyrone were in difficulty in the first half and picked off some great points.

Turning point

Peter Harte's penalty three minutes after the restart killed off Roscommon.

Talking point

Has Darren McCurry done enough after 17 minutes of senior inter-county football to merit a starting berth?

Ref watch

Both sides could find fault with Rory Hickey, who seemed to let too much go at times.

Magic moment

All of McCurry's points were excellent scores but his third, from an acute angle on the left, was special.

What they said

Mickey Harte (Tyrone manager): "That penalty was a serious score for us -- if it had been saved or missed they would have risen to the challenge."

Des Newton (Roscommon manager):

"We need to get playing at a higher level in the league and that will be the first target for next year."

Match statistics

Wides: Tyrone 12 (6 first half); Roscommon 13 (5)

Frees: Tyrone 21 (13); Roscommon 25 (14)

Yellow cards: Tyrone 3 (D Carlin 32, C Cavanagh 55, O Mulligan 58); Roscommon 6 (S Purcell 22, K Mannion 26, C Cregg 26, N Carty 38, S McDermott 58, D Shine 70)

Attendance: 6,774

What next?

Roscommon are out, as Tyrone push for another long run in the qualifiers.

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