Fermanagh 0-15 Cavan 0-14


Fermanagh got their Division Three North campaign off to the ideal start as they claimed the derby spoils with a one point victory over Cavan in an entertaining encounter at Brewster Park tonight.

Sean Quigley was in fine form for Ryan McMenamin's side as he landed nine points in total but the all round team performance will have pleased the manager most.

Cavan had midfielder Jason Smith dismissed in the first half but despite that the Breffnimen went in with a 0-06 to 0-05 lead at half time with Patrick Lynch registering four points.

Fermanagh's numerical advantage did not last long as James McMahon was shown a red card early in the second half for a second booking but the Ernemen went on to get their noses in front with Quigley, Ciaran Corrigan and Declan McCusker among the scores.

Fermanagh also saw captain Eoin Donnelly hit the post as they looked to put the game to bed.

Last year's Ulster champions though refused to go away and the game remained nip and tuck but Fermanagh were able to open up a two point cushion with 66 minutes on the clock through a monster free from Quigley to make it 0-13 to 0-11.

Cavan answered with two McKiernan frees but on each occasion Fermanagh replied with Quigley and Corrigan on target to put them into a 0-15 to 0-13 advantage deep in added on time.

McKiernan did notch another point from a free but Fermanagh were not to be denied and they hung on to claim a big opening win.