Fermanagh Super Cup Premiers scored a morale boosting win over Ballinamallard Under 20s as they continued their preparations for the Super Cup. In an entertaining game packed with chances, goals from Darragh McBrien, Jake Browne and two from Jake Smith earned them a 4-1 victory.

“It was a good game,” said Super Cup manager Darren Higginbotham.

“The most pleasing aspect was that we created a lot of chances. I felt that we could have scored more than the four we did score but I would be more concerned this stage if we were stuck with not creating chances.

“There is a lot of pace and creativity and when it came down to selecting the team we took a lot of that into consideration.

“Between the 2000 and 2001 age groups they are a very attacking group and we are not shy going forward.

“On Saturday we used that to our advantage.

“On the whole it was a pleasing performance but there is still bits to work on. We are by no means the finished article but we have half a dozen more sessions to get ourselves ready. We’ve plenty of work to do but we are in good fettle and we are going into the tournament confident we can play some good football and score some good goals.”

Ballinamallard made the brighter start and took an early lead when a long ball over the top of Dean Corrigan in the Fermanagh defence was collected by Jack Kerr Reid, who controlled the pass before volleying past Josh Brownlee into the roof of the net.

The goal seemed to spark Fermanagh into life and hit back with a quick reply when Jake Smyth equalised. Three minutes later the turnaround was complete when Connor Love created space for himself and released Jake Browne with a well weighted pass, with Browne finding the bottom corner of the net.

In the second half Fermanagh added a third goal from Darragh McBrien when Seanie Mahon delivered a cross from the right and McBrien controlled the ball and fired past the keeper. The victory was completed with a fourth goal straight from the training ground. Niall Owens and McBrien combined at a short corner with Owens delivering a cross to the far post for Jake Smyth to head in his second goal of the match.