Fermanagh juniors played back to back games over the weekend as their preparations for this year’s Super Cup reach their conclusion.

The games on Friday night and Sunday lunchtime, both played at the Ball Range, provided varied opposition.

On Friday evening they drew 3-3 with under 17 BKYL champions Enniskillen Athletic.

The juniors were behind three times in the game at 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2, but continued to play good football and came back each time to equalise.

Athletic included Junior Super Cup “old boys” Mark Landers, Conor Love and Darragh McBrien, and it was Landers who put them ahead with a well taken goal over the keeper and into the far top corner.

However, Fermanagh hit back with a great strike of their own, well hit from just outside the box by Adam Beckett.

Conor Love showed strength and quick reactions to score twice for Athletic, but Conor Courtney and Ryan Beatty pulled back equalisers each time.

It was a very useful exercise for Fermanagh, with a good number of players getting game time and a positive attitude being shown by the squad just two weeks away from the tournament.

On Sunday, with some players unavailable and no chances being taken with a couple of others with slight injuries, Fermanagh faced a very different and difficult challenge against an impressive Derry and District League outfit.

Although the visitors dominated possession, Fermanagh’s defence kept a good shape and restricted them to long range efforts. But before half- time Derry took a deserved lead.

Fermanagh improved after the break, pressing tighter in midfield and with captain Micheal Glynn pulling the strings in midfield they posed more of a threat. It was Glynn’s dangerous delivery from a free kick into the box was headed home by Eimhin Curran.

After a good spell by Fermanagh, Derry came back into things in the final quarter and grabbed a winner. Despite this, both games provided the squad with much-needed matches as they hone their final build-up for the North Coast.