Lisnaskea 5-05 Newtownbutler 1-11

Lisnaskea picked up a satisfying victory over close rivals Newtownbutler as they hit five goals to bring their goal tally up to 20 in just five games so far this season.

Five different goalscorers will please manager John Reihill as despite the visitor's hitting more scores than his side, goals subjected Newtownbutler to a first defeat of the season after topping the Club Players' Competition Division 2A group.

"It was a close game," said manager Reihill. "We are very pleased with getting three points from the Club Players'. 

"The results are encouraging at this time and gives us some confidence going into the league proper."

Newtownbutler manager Frank Mulligan said after the game: "It wasn't good. Five goals, as you can read, isn't pretty.

"We were caught out a few times, it was one of them days. There were a few lucky goals, it felt like everything went against us and then when we got back on top, another goal went in.

"They hit us at bad times and then a black card for James Connolly came and they got on top of us again and got another goal, so, that sort of sealed the game from there."

Looking back on the Club Players' Competition as a whole, he added: "It was good that we won three, drew one and lost one.

"As I say, even against 'Skea, I thought we were on top for most of the game it was a sucker punch through the goals which killed us.

"You can't concede five goals and think you're going to win a game."

Lisnaskea led 3-01 to 1-04 at the break as goals from Dylan Tierney, Eoin McCabe and Sean Keenan saw them build an early advantage.

Jarlath Jackman, Kealan Fitzpatrick and Sean Conlon added scores for the visiting side with Fitzpatrick then finding the net after an interception in the Lisnaskea backline.

Fitzpatrick then opened the second half scoring but teammate Connolly was shown a black card early on in the half.

Sean Keenan and Fitzpatrick traded points for their sides until Lisnaskea found the net twice more via Niall Keenan and Ruairi Gribben.

Further points from Adam McDonald, Jason Flanagan and Jackman weren't enough as the Emmets held onto their lead and added points through Niall Keenan and Kai McGoldrick.