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Beragh dig deep for away win.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Beragh dig deep for away win. thumbnailMichael Brown got the only goal in Beragh Swifts 1-0 win over Lisbellaw United.

Lisbellaw United ...0
Beragh Swifts ...1



Beragh climbed into the top half of the table with a gutsy 1-0 win at Lisbellaw United at Drumad.

Michael Brown's goal 20 minutes into the game decided that the three points would be doing home with the Fountain Lane men.

Brown fired an effort over the bar early on before making the breakthrough with a free kick that beat William McFrederick in the bottom corner.

After the break, the home side applied the pressure in search of an equaliser, and they thought they'd found it through Chris Beacom, but the effort was deemed to have not crossed the line by the match official.

For Swifts, Kuruc, Laird and Brown threatened to double the visitors' lead, before Lisbellaw had their last throw of the dice in the final ten minutes. A period of pressure and a penalty appeal was withstood by Keith Hamilton's men, and they held on for the win.

 

Dunbreen Rovers ...2
Maguiresbridge ...1



Barry Campbell sealed the points for Dunbreen Rovers as they beat Maguiresbridge 2-1 at Youth Sport Omagh to move into mid table in Division Two .

Darren Finlay gave the hosts the lead when he turned and fired from the edge of the box into the back of the 'Bridge net.

Conor Murphy levelled matters after the restart when he picked up a loose ball in the Rovers defence to convert.

On 70 minutes though, the Rovers lead was restored when Campbell was in the right place at the right time following a rebound from a Niall McCaffrey shot to smash to the net.

 

Drumquin United ...2
Orchard Farm ...2



A heavily depleted Drumquin United began today came away with a point against a slick Orchard Farm team in their penultimate game in Division Three.

Farm came out of the blocks quickly and deservedly went 2-0 up with a fine header and strike from outside the box.

Underterred, Drumquin gradually came back into the game.

Shane Cassidy brought the home team back into contention with a fine shot from the edge of the box that arrowed into Orchard keeper Ian Carson's top left cor ner.

Shortly after, Dermot McGale quickly capitalised on an unfortunate defensive error to equalise before Damian Gormley, who was a constant thorn in the side of Orchard until he retired early in the second half, nearly gave DUFC the lead at the end of the first half. He unfortunately hit the post from a narrow angle with the away defence and keeper beaten.

The second half was epitomised by both teams pushing for the winner. Orchard Farm had a number of chances in the second half but the home defence kept them at bay.

Drumquin United with Luke Reid, Jamie Marshall and Dermot McGale often looked dangerous on the counter and perhaps with more luck may have scored the elusive match winning goal. Dessie Kerr brought the game to a close with honours even.

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