KANE Barrett’s late brace saw Milford come from behind to eke out a narrow win in Downings.
Downings 0-11 Milford 1-9
Milford led through Darragh Black’s seventh-minute goal, but they were indebted to Barrett’s late points.
Milford, spurred by three points by Barrett, were 1-5 to 0-7 in front a half-time.
Lorcan Connor led the way for Downings, but he was forced off with an injury in the second half.
Downings were on level terms midway through the second half and they hit the front with Oisin Boyce and John Byrne on the mark.
Barrett struck in the nick of time to secure the victory.
Downings: John McGroddy; Tiarnan McBride, David Hay, Hugo Davis; Ben McNutt, Danny McBride, James Lee McBride (0-4); Gary McClafferty, Keelan McGroddy; Oisin Boyce (0-2), Lorcan Connor (0-5, 1f), Padraig McGinty; Allen Pasoma, Shane Boyce, Dale McFadden. Subs: Kevin Doherty for McFadden (half-time), McFadden for Connor (49), Paul McGroddy for G McClafferty (55), G McClafferty for S Boyce (59),
Milford: Shaun Gallagher; Conor Coll, Peter Curran, Shay Durnin; Patrick Ferry, TJ Evesson, James Doyle; Eoin O’Donnell, Ronan Docherty; Matthew McLaughlin, Cathal McGettigan (0-2, 2f), Shane Black (0-1, 1f); Darragh Black (1-0), Kane Barrett (0-5), Gavin Grier. Sub: Pauric Curley (0-1) for S Black (39),
Referee: Sean McDaid (Urris).