Tuesday 16 January 2018

Henderson keeps Donegal on rise

Donegal 0-14 Tyrone 0-9

Donegal picked up a second win on the trot with a five-point victory over Tyrone at Healy Park.

Tyrone eased into an early lead with scores from Aidan Kelly and Damien Casey, but Donegal were in front by the sixth minute, with Lee Henderson and Danny Cullen converting frees.

Tyrone responded with a Kelly '65' and a Kiefer Morgan effort, but then Henderson got two more. Donegal went in at half-time 0-7 to 0-5 ahead.

They then pulled clear with a late flourish, scores coming from Paul Sheridan and Enda McDermott. Tyrone managed some good scores but, ultimately, lacked the penetration to trouble Donegal's defence.

Man of the match: L Henderson (Donegal)

Scorers – Donegal: L Henderson 0-7 (4f, 1 '65'), P Sheridan 0-3, D Cullen, R McDermott, M McGee, E McDermott 0-1 each. Tyrone: A Kelly 0-3 (2f, 1 '65'), D Casey 0-5 (3f), K Morgan 0-1.

Donegal – P Burns 6; M McGrath 6, J McGee 6, B Harigan 5; C McDermott 6, J Boyle 7, J Donnelly 7; P Sheridan 7, D Cullen 7; R McDermott 6, S McVeigh 6, L Henderson 8; M McGee 6, P Hannigan 6, E McDermott 6. Subs: K Campbell 5 for M McGee.

Tyrone – J Devlin 6; M Winters 6, C Cross , C McNally 6; P McHugh 5, S Donnelly 6, M Grogan 6; T Hughes 6, A Kelly 7; T Morgan 6, D Maguire 5, D Casey 7; M Mulgrew 6, K Morgan 6, G Fox 5. Subs: M Devine 5 for Maguire.

Ref – O Elliot (Antrim)

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