Fermanagh 2-11 Offaly 1-06

Fermanagh made it two wins out of two in NFL Division Three with a 2-11 to 1-06 win over Offaly at Brewster Park today.

First half goals from Conall Jones and Aidan Breen were crucial in clinching the victory for Rory Gallagher's side as they went in at the break with a 2-06 to 0-04 advantage.

Offaly responded with 1-02 at the start of the second half but Fermanagh regained control of matters to hit the last five points of the game to secure the win.

Points from Declan McCusker and Sean Quigley had Fermanagh leading 0-02 to 0-01 early on but the game took a decisive swing in the home side's favour when they hit a quickfire 1-02 to move six ahead.

Barry Mulrone rattled over the two points and these sandwiched the first goal of the game as Sean Quigley capitialised on a poor kick out by goalkeeper Patrick Dunican to slip in Jones and he fired to the net to make it 1-04 to 0-01.

Sean Quigley then knocked over a free and although Offaly replied with points from Niall Darby and Anton Sullivan, Fermanagh tightened their grip on proceedings with their second goal.

Jones was put through by Mulrone and although his shot crashed off the crossbar, the rebound was picked up by Danny Teague who fed Breen and he slotted to the net.

Jones then banged over a point and although Nigel Dunne hit a late free for Offaly, Fermanagh lead by eight at the interval.

Fermanagh though were slow to get going in the second half and Joseph O'Connor fired over for the Faithful before they then bagged a goal as Michael Brazil palmed to the net after good work from Sean Pender.

When Darby added a point from a free it saw the Fermanagh lead cut back to three points, 2-06 to 1-06, but the home side were to regain the initiative as the half progressed to push on for the win.

A good point from Quigley, Fermanagh's first in the half after 54minutes, got the scoreboard ticking over again for the Ernemen and they were able to control the latter stages.

Paul McCusker and Quigley (free) increased the lead out to six and two good points from Kane Connor and Ryan Lyons wrapped up the victory for Fermanagh.