Enniskillen 2-10 Belcoo 0-09

A Cal McAnespy goal late in the second half put an end to the challenge of Belcoo as Enniskillen picked up their third win of the Club Players Competition.

Whether he meant it or not after he went on a storming run, when the ball nestled into top corner of the net it put the Gaels seven to the good as the Belcoo challenge faltered.

The game was close for the most part, a first half goal from the Gaels keeping their noses in front.

And although Belcoo pulled level early in the second half, the winners showed their quality to kick on.

Gaels manager Simon Bradley felt that it was yet another beneficial workout for his players.

“We’re happy with the win and the opportunity to play players who might otherwise not get the chance to play senior football and we would feel that it is bringing those players on,” said Bradley.

On the game itself, he added: “There was a bit of bite to it which was great and it was a real test for our lads expecially in the second half. We definitely got a lot out of it.”

Belcoo manager Aidan Gilroy felt his side held their own for long spells in the game and will use it as a marker of where they need to get to.

“It was a game I thought we competed well in for long periods.

“We will use it as a guide to see the levels we need to aspire to to compete at this level,” he said.

Ronan Beattie opened the scoring for the home side after three minutes but it was cancelled out by a Jack O’Dolan point.

Enniskillen’s first goal of the game came shortly after as a Ross Bogue 45 came back of the post and Paddy Reihill was quickest to react to find the net.

Conor McAloon and Paul McGrath would cut the gap to one before Beresford knocked over a free, 1-02 to 0-03.

And over the remainder the half it was score for score.

Lawrence McKeown converted a mark while McGrath scored from play for Belcoo. These were responded to through a Bogue 45 and Conor Love from play as the half ended 1-04 to 0-05.

It took almost 10 minutes into the second half for the first score.

This came from Ciarán Flaherty and when Eoin Corrigan pointed under pressure shortly after the sides were level.

But it was the Gaels who kicked on from this juncture and would hit 1-04 over the rest of the half.

Belcoo would have two great scores from McKeown but with Love, Aaron Nolan and Paddy and John Reihill all pointing for the Gaels along with McAnespy’s goal they ran out 2-10 to 0-09 winners in the end.