Monday 22 January 2018

Two goals from Tony Forde manage to bring Monaghan level

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 2-10

Conor Grogan, Tyrone
Conor Grogan, Tyrone

Monaghan came from five points behind at half-time to draw with Tyrone in their opening NHL Division 3A tie at Healy Park.

Two Tony Forde goals sent the Farney men home with a point, after Damien Casey had led the Tyrone charge with a 1-7 haul.

Forde struck his first major in the 19th minute, but that was cancelled out by a Casey strike, netted direct from a free.

Points from Aidy Kelly and Sean Og Grogan helped the Red Hands to a 1-10 to 1-5 interval lead, but the visitors reeled off 1-3 in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, going ahead with a Niall Garland free.

The lead changed hands frequently, with Casey and Conor Grogan swapping scores with Garland and Stephen Lambe.

But it was Ronan Meegan, with his fourth point of the afternoon, who tied it up with seven minutes to play.

Man of the Match: Damien Casey

Scorers - Tyrone D Casey 1-7 (1-4f), A Kelly 0-3, C Grogan 0-2, S Grogan 0-1. Monaghan: T Forde 2-0, R Meegan 0-4 (3f), S Lambe 0-3, N Garland (f), R Curran, H Byrne (pen) 0-1 each.

Tyrone - J Devlin 6; C McNally 6, J Kelly 7, C Casey 5; P McHugh 7, D Begley 6, T Morgan 6, C Cross 6, A Kelly 8; C Grogan 7, S Og Grogan 7, G Gilmore 6; M Mulgrew 6, D Casey 9, C McCrudden 5.

Subs: M O'Gorman 5 for C Casey, R Kelly 4 for McCrudden, D Grogan 4 for Gilmore

Monaghan - H Byrne 7; K Crawley 5, P Finnegan 7, C McNally 6; A Kenny 5, P Treanor 8, C McKenna 7, E MacSuibhne 6, J Morgan 7; N Garland 6, R Meegan 7, S Lambe 8; T Forde 8, R Curran 7, M Murphy 6. Subs: D Crowe 6 for Crawley, A MacSuibhne 5 for Murphy, B Flanagan 5 for McNally.

Ref - J Clarke (Cavan)

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