Monday 23 October 2017

Rafferty and Hall goals secure Orchard's path

Armagh 2-10 Fermanagh 0-9 Ulster U-21 FC

Second-half goals from Ethan Rafferty and Jemar Hall eased Armagh past Fermanagh at Brewster Park and through to the quarter-finals.

Five unanswered points in a 10-minute spell at the end of the first half put Armagh into a three-point lead at the break, 0-7 to 0-4. Early in the second half a long ball ran through to Rafferty and he finished to the net, with Hall's effort making the win a formality.

Scorers – Armagh: J Hall 1-3, E Rafferty 1-1 (0-1f), N McConville 0-3 (1f), S McCoy, A Forker, M McKenna 0-1 each. Fermanagh: C McAleer 0-3 (1f), E Courtney 0-2 (2f), C Jones, R Lyons (1f), J Feely, D Teague 0-1 each.

Armagh – C McKeown; R McCaughley, D Mullan, K McCooey; P Crilly, J King, P Burns; E Rafferty, P Carragher; S McCoy, N McConville, M ,McKenna; R Rafferty, A Forker, J Hall. Subs: R Finnegan for McCooey, A Findon for Carragher, P McGeown for Forker, N Grimley for R Rafferty, D O'Neill for McCaughley

Fermanagh – B McAleer; N Shannon, A Breen, L Cullen; B McCann, C Cullen, R Lyons; R Hyde, T Daly; J Duffy, K Connor, E Courtney; C McAleer, C Jones, R Corrigan. Subs: S Lynch for Courtney, J Feely for Lyons, D Teague for Corrigan, R McGrade for L Cullen.

Ref – S McLaughlin (Donegal)

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