Armagh SFC final: Maghery goals floor Cross'

September 13, 2020

Maghery players celebrate with fans. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Maghery Sean McDermott's 4-9

Crossmaglen Rangers 0-17

Maghery Sean McDermott's scored a brace of goals in both halves to win only their second title ever Armagh SFC title, denying Crossmaglen Rangers a three-in-a-row in the process.

Brendan Haveron gave the eventual winners the perfect start with a goal in the fifth minute but they needed a second on the stroke of half-time from Brian Fox to keep them in touch at the break, trailing by 0-11 to 2-3.

Oisin O'Neill registered five points from play in the first-half for Stephen Kiernan's Crossmaglen who had opened up a 0-10 to 1-3 lead.

Crossmaglen’s Dara O’Callaghan and David Lavery of Maghery. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

However, the holders were caught napping in defence too often and another pair of goals in quick succession, through Aidan Forker and Ronan Lappin left them six points in arrears (0-13 to 4-7) ahead of the second water break.

It proved to be too much for Cross' to come back from. Maghery finished with 13 men after two late sending offs.

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