Ten times these sides were level, nine in the first half when the sides traded scores with regularity as they went in at the break all square at 1-09 each.
Greenlough took an early two point lead but the home side responded for 0-02 each by the 6th minute. Lynn scored his sixth point of the half to give Greenlough a 0-07 to 0-06 lead in the 22nd minute but Donal McGilligan levelled from a free.
Five minutes from the interval Cathal McNicholl timed his run to perfection to meet a Sean O’Neill cross and fist the ball to the net. Greenlough’s response was immediate as Lynn pounced on a loose ball to blast it powerfully home for 1-07 each. He also scored Greenlough’s last two points of the half to tie the scores at 1-09 each.
Lynn then provided the pass for Niall Bradley to drive over the lead point on the restart but that was the last time the visitors led. Darrell O’Kane, who scored 0-03 from frees in the first half, scored two more in the second as Dungiven had a productive spell between the 32nd and 55th minute when they outscored Greenlough 0-08 to 0-02 for victory.
Dungiven scorers: Darrel l O’Kane 0-07 (5f), Kevin Johnston 0-03, Cathal McNicholl 1-01, Donal McGilligan 0-03f, Ryan McElhinney 0-02, Stephen McGuigan0-01
Greenlough scorers: Enda Lynn 1-07, Cormac O’Neill 0-03f, Damian McTeague and Niall Bradley 0-01 each
There was a huge crowd at Fr. McNally Park for the first league game between these close rivals for quite a few years.
Banagher went into this game with P.J. McCloskey and Peter O’Kane both suspended and Paul Carton and Padhraic Murphy both out injured but they were well in contention until the last nine minutes when they conceded 1-05 without replay and had Oisin McCloskey red carded.
Mark Lynch opened up a two point gap but Lee Moore and Blain Gormley levelled. That was the last score until the 16th minute when Niall McCullagh edged Banagher in front, Gavan Conwell tied the scores from a free and Banagher just edged the scoring in the last five minutes of the half for a 0-05 to 0-04 lead.
On the restart Rory Gormley and Lee Moore put Craigbane 0-06 to 0-05 in front but Mark Lynch and Gavan O’Neill restored Banagher’s lead with a brace of points. Conwell pointed a free but Lynch made the score 0-08 to 0-07 ten minutes from full time.
Then came the scoring deluge, with Lee Moore from a free and from play on target either side of a Cathal O’Kane point. A second point from Gormley was followed by a Lee Moore goal, the final minutes punctuated with two points from Conwell frees.
Banagher scorers: Mark Lynch 0-04 2f, Shane Farren 0-02, Gavan O’Neill and Niall McCullagh 0-01 each
Craigbane scorers: Lee Moore 1-04, 0-02 frees, Gavan Conwell 0-03 frees, Rory Gormley 0-02, Blaine Gormley 0-02, 0-01 ‘45’ and Cathal O’Kane 0-01 each
A first half goal from pacy forward Anthony McGurk put Lavey on course for a 1-05 to 0-04 interval lead and an eventual six point win.
This victory lifted the Gulladuff side out of the bottom two.
Shane Devlin weighed in with 0-04 for Lavey, Daniel Jackson with 0-03 the main scoring contributor for the city side.
Lavey scorers: Anthony McGurk 1-01, Shane Devlin 0-04, Ben Dodds 0-02, Kevin O’Neill 0-02 and Kevin Rafferty 0-01
Steelstown scorers: James Jackson 0-04, Michael Moore, Darren McDaid and Daniel Jackson 0-01 each
Other results: Magherafelt 2-10, Ballinderry 0-15; Glen 1-09, Coleraine 3-13; Loup 1-14, Ballinascreen 1-14;