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Two late Ryan Lyons points see off Kildare as Fermanagh secure Brewster Park win

Fermanagh 0-08 Kildare 0-06

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9 February 2019; Fergal Conway of Kildare in action against Conal Jones of Fermanagh during the Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 3 match between Fermanagh and Kildare at Brewster Park in Enniskillen, Fermanagh. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

9 February 2019; Fergal Conway of Kildare in action against Conal Jones of Fermanagh during the Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 3 match between Fermanagh and Kildare at Brewster Park in Enniskillen, Fermanagh. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

9 February 2019; Fergal Conway of Kildare in action against Conal Jones of Fermanagh during the Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 3 match between Fermanagh and Kildare at Brewster Park in Enniskillen, Fermanagh. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Fermanagh were full value for their two point win with Ryan Lyons hitting the last two points of the game to secure a vital win against Kildare at Brewster Park.

In a low scoring game Fermamagh created far more chances than Kildare who failed to fire in any capacity in attack.

Leading by two points at the break Kildare had things tied up with Neill Flynn hitting two frees in the second half and Fergal Conway also scoring in reply to a Sean Quigley free.

But the home side were too good in defence as they consistently turned Kildaree over with some brilliant tackling.

The win gives Fermanagh four points from a possible six and leaves Kildare on three points after three played.

Ultan Kelm got in behind the Kildare defence to get on the end of a good Fermanagh move but as he bore down on goal Mark Donnellan as out smartly to smother his shot.

Fermanagh were dominant in terms of possession and chances created in the first half but only went in two points to the good. Sean Quigley started and finished the scoring in the opening 35 minutes with Conal Jones and Ryan Jones helping Fermanagh to a three point lead early on.

Adam Tyrell hit a brace of frees for Kildare with Fergal Conway finishing the only flowing Lilywhite move in the first half for a point. Eoin Donnelly boomed over a massive score from distance for Fermanagh but the Erne captain retired injured on twenty minutes.

Kildare were guilty of running in the Fermanagh massed defence with the Leinster men playing with little width in the opening half. The home side on the other hand created 13 chances in the opening 35 but converted just five.

Fermanagh: T Treacy: J Cassidy, L Cullen, K Connor; U Kelm, J McMahon, C Corrigan; E Donnelly, R Jones; R Lyons, D McCusker, A Breen; D Teague, C Jones, S Quigley: Subs T Clarke for Donnelly (20), P McCusker for Teague (39), E McHugh for Connor (41), S McGullion for Clarke (46), K McDonnell for P McCusker (60),

Scorers: S Quigley 0-03f, R Lyons 0-02, E Donnelly 0-01, R Jones 0-01, C Jones 0-01,

Yellow: C Corrigan (34), K Connor (36)

Kildare: M Donnellan; M Dempsey, M O’Grady, D Hyland; J Murray, E Doyle, K Cribbin; K Feely, A Masterson; D Slattery, F Conway, C Hartley; A Tyrell, B McCormack, N Flynn. Subs: J Hyland for Tyrrell (HT), C O’Donoghue for Hartley (HT), T Moolick for Cribbin (60), F Dowling for Conway (60), P Nash for Slattery (64)

Scorers: N Flynn 0-02f, A Tyrrell 0-02f, F Conway 0-02 (1m)

Yellow: A Masterson (20), K Feely (35), A Tyrrell (35), B McCormack (36 70), J Murray (70 +1)

Red: B McCormack (70)

Referee: M McNally (Monaghan)


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