Tempo 1-09 Newtownbutler 2-11

A five-point win in Tempo saw Newtownbutler clinch first in 2A of the Club Players’ Competition after three wins and a draw in the group.

It sets up a derby affair with Lisnaskea in the first-place play-off game in Division Two this coming Friday evening which promises to be an exciting 60 minutes of action at Emmet Park.

“It was a good win, we were missing a right few men,” said Newtownbutler manager Frank Mulligan after Friday’s win.

“We had three away on holidays, so, we had a lot of young boys, a lot of young starters as well making debuts and came on and done very well.

"Weren’t really expecting a win with the amount of boys we had missing, so, we were happy with that.”

Looking ahead to this Friday, Mulligan added: “Yeah well Skea is Skea. It’s a derby match, so, it will always be fun no matter whose playing and whose not.”

Points from Adam McDonald, James Maguire, Lochlann King, Jason Flanagan, Conor Quinn and Jarlath Jackman saw the visiting storm into a 0-07 to 0-04 lead in the opening half as Darragh McCaffrey, Caolan Curry and Niall McElroy made up the points for the hosts.

Goals from Dylan Martin and McDonald gave the away side complete control with King and Donal McDade splitting the posts as well in the second half despite points coming from McElroy, Darragh McCaffrey and Rory McCaffrey for the Maguires.

A late goal from Ryan Ingram pulled back the score as he flicked the ball into the net from a high ball into the square but Newtown were deserved of their win.

After a third-place finish, Tempo will take on St Pat’s at home as they hope to pick up two league points.