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Late goal for Quigley helps Fermanagh shock Derry


Sean Quigley, Fermanagh

Sean Quigley, Fermanagh


Sean Quigley, Fermanagh

A goal five minutes from time from Sean Quigley handed Fermanagh a surprise Dr McKenna Cup victory over Derry.

Despite playing two divisions higher than their hosts, Derry were poor in the second half and let a two-point lead slip late on at Brewster Park.

Fermanagh led 0-3 to 0-1 after ten minutes but three Mark Lynch points put Derry ahead 0-5 to 0-4 at the break.

Benny Heron stretched their lead further, jinking inside his marker and blasting the ball into the roof of the net for a Derry goal after 45 minutes, but they failed to score a second-half point until the 58th minute.

Sean Quigley was starved of possession for long spells but hit the all-important goal five minutes from time. He kept Barry Mulrone's shot in play before squeezing the ball home inside the near post.

scorers - Fermanagh: S Quigley 1-3 (3f), J McMahon, D McCusker, P McCusker, R Jones, E McHugh, A Breen 0-1 each. Derry: B Heron 1-1 (1f), M Lynch 0-3 (1f), M Craig 0-2, J O'Kane 0-1.

Fermanagh - C Snow; N Cassidy, J Allen, B Mulrone; D McCusker, J Duffy, J McMahon; R Jones, R O'Callaghan; E McHugh, R Corrigan, P McCusker; C Flaherty, S Quigley, T Corrigan. Subs: C Jones for Flaherty (h-t), C Quigley for McHugh (46), A Breen for Duffy (53), E McManus for T Corrigan (53), M O'Brien for D McCusker (56), D Kille for O'Callaghan (63).

Derry - T Mallon; O Duffy, N Holly, J O'Kane; K Johnston, L McGoldrick, B Og McAlary; M Lynch, M Craig; SL McGoldrick, S Brady, B Heron; N Loughlin, D McKinless, D Heavron. Subs: T O'Brien for McKinless (BC, 29), C McAtamney for Lynch (55), N Toner for Loughlin (55), C Murphy for Brady (56), D Brown for McAlary (68), J Kearney for L McGoldrick (70).

Ref - J McQuillan (Cavan)

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