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Cavan and Fermanagh share the spoils

Cavan and Fermanagh share the spoils


Suzuki National Football League Cavan: 1-8 Fermanagh: 2-5

On Sunday Fermanagh played neighbours Cavan in the National
League and came away with a draw. Both teams went into the
game without a defeat and a win would have left the winners
at the top of the table. However this was not to be the
case and both came away with valuable league points. Fermanagh
opened the scoring with a point from Terri Cassidy, however
the lead was short lived as Cavan scored a goal and point
from Pamela Crowe in quick succession to give them the lead.
The next score didn’t come until the twenty sixth minute
which was a point from Caroline Little. Cavan then scored
two points, Crowe and Grainne Smith which left them with
a healthy lead approaching the break. Fermanagh’s never
say die attitude paid of when a foul on Marcella Connolly
on the edge of the square was rewarded with a free.

Quick thinking from Caroline Little seen the ball rattle
the back of the net. This left Fermanagh going in at the
break four points down. Half Time: Cavan 1-6 Fermanagh 1-2
Fermanagh came out in the second half continuing where they
left of before the break, with a pointed free kick from
Sharon Little followed by a point from Aishling Moane. Cavan
notched over a point but one quickly followed from Eimir
Martin leaving only two points between the teams. There
were tough battles being contested all over the field with
this game going right down to the wire. Fermanagh now trailing
by two points and the clock against them turnover a ball
in defence, carried through mid-field by Aishling Moane
who dispatched a pass to the accelerating Sharon Little,
now deep into injury time, Little’s solo run and stunning
strike saw her shot crash to the back of the net and give
her team the lead. In the midst of the stand-in referee
allowing play to continue well into injury time this presented
Cavan with the opportunity to level scores and did so when
a shot from corner forward Grainne Smith went over the bar.

The end result was a draw with both teams battling hard
and in the knowledge that they will meet again. Fermanagh
will go away the happier of the two coming back from 6 points
down at one stage and fully deserved in securing at least
one point, their determined effort and upped performance
in the second half made sure of this.

Full Time: Cavan 1-8 Fermanagh 2-5

Fermanagh’s next game is at the weekend against Offaly away
from home.

Fermanagh: Francis Maguire, Claire Woods, Shauna Woods,
Edel McGovern, Kyla McManus, Glenda Fitzpatrick, Adel Gallagher,
Aishling Moane, Marcella Connolly, Aine McBrien, Caroline
Little, Sharon Little, Eimir Martin, Donna Maguire, Teri
Cassidy. Subs: Lynn Mc Fredrick, Louise Slevin

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