The Junior Championship continued on Saturday evening with victories for Reds Hughs and Convoy in Group A.
Naomh Pádraig 0-7 Reds Hughs 0-9
Reds Hughs maintained their perfect start this weekend as they continued their streak of victories with another win against a gritty Naomh Pádraig outfit in Muff.
The game was a tight affair with Muff starting the better of the two sides, gaining an early advantage in the first 20 minutes with a score of 0-3 to 0-1.
However, it was the Killygordon side who had the edge during the interval. An impressive 15-minute spell saw Red Hughs hit three comprehensive scores – narrowly leading by 0-4 to 0-3.
In the second half, Red Hughs continued where they left off extending their lead in quick-fire ten minutes, extending the margin by 0-8 to 0-3.
Naomh Pádraig showed heart and were the stronger team in the final 20 minutes, but their profligacy cost them dear as they missed several free-kicks, which would have given them the lead.
Red Hughs goalkeeper Aiden McLaughlin made a crucial save in the dying minutes to deny Muff the victory – Red Hughs running out 0-9 – 0-7 winners.
The victory means Red Hughs still at the top of Group A, while Muff sits third with one victory from three.
St Mary’s, Convoy 1-18 Robert Emmett 1-02
St Mary’s, Convoy emphatically put Robert Emmets to the sword on Saturday evening, beating the Castlefinn side quite easily in Group A.
Convoy opened up a two-point advantage in the first five minutes, but Robert Emmets produced a goal after seven minutes to put an early marker down in the fixture.
However, the visitors struggled to take control of the game following their goal – scoring only once before the interval – compared to their competitors, who scored eight times in 20 minutes to lead 0-13 to 1-01 at half-time.
St Mary’s had the impetus in the second half and adding a well-worked goal to their tally after 41 minutes to put the game beyond Robert Emmets.
The East Donegal outfit took real charge after that gaining five more scores to win the game 1-18 to 1-02.
The defeat for Robert Emmets leaves them still yearning for their first victory in the JFC.Tags: