Ballymaguigan were mighty relieved to come away from Creggan with a point after the home side’s Kevin Nixon failed to convert from the penalty spot. Ballymaguigan were ten points above bottom club Dolans in the table but this second successive draw by Mark Quigley’s improving team gives them some hope of avoiding the automatic drop. They are on two points, Claudy on three and Limavady on four.
With Sean Brady outstanding up front, the game looked to be going to form when Ballymaguigan led at the break by 0-7 to 0-3. However Dolans are playing with a lot more freedom than they did early in the season and a brace of second half goals from Paul Loughery and a late effort from Kevin Nixon saw them grab a valuable point.
Dolans scorers; Paul Loughery 1-3 and Kevin Nixon 1-1.
Ballymaguigan scorers; Sean Brady 0-3, Packie Spiers and Pauric Scullion 0-2 each, Paddy Cassidy, Martin Walls and Kieran McIvor 0-1 each.
Ogra Colmcille 0-10
Ogra Colmcille’s slump in form continues as they finished 12 points in arrears after a good first half showing when they just trailed by 1-6 to 0-5. Second half goals from Mark Madden and Cormac McGuckin put the St. Martin’s in complete control and they had the points in the bag long before the finish.
Moneymore were missing Shane Barton and Claudy were missing Martin Donaghy. The gap between the teams in the league table was a yawning 14 points but on the day Moneymore were happy enough to get a point from the game.
A disputed first half penalty converted by the trusty left boot of Stephen O’Neill gave Moneymore a 2-3 to 0-7 lead, their other goal came from Barry O’Neill with a fisted effort. Claudy had the better of a lively second half and this valuable point keeps them one in front of Dolans at the bottom.
The Kerrigan brothers Aaron and Shea got most of the Claudy scores while the Moneymore marksmen were Stephen O’Neill 1-2, Barry O’Neill 1-0, Paudie O’Neill 0-4, Terry O’Neill and Gerard Diamond 0-1 each.
Lissan had their fourth draw of the league and Drumsurn their second third when the sides finished level at Drumsurn on 2-8 each. A Ciaran Mullan goal gave Drumsurn a 1-5 to 1-4 interval lead and they came within an ace of winning but a determined Lissan team battled until the final whistle to get a valuable point that looks good enough to ease any thoughts of being involved in the relegation dog fight.
Ciaran Mullan top scored for the home team with 1-3 while for Lissan big full forward Patrick Coey hit 1-4. The other scorers were Charlie McCann 1-1, Michael Quigley, Darren Donnelly and Eamon McElduff 0-1 each.