Clogher Valley 1st XV 18 Dromore 1st XV 8

Clogher Valley made it two wins from their last three league games to edge closer to safety in their bid to avoid relegation from Ulster Championship Division One. 
At the halfway stage of the league, the Valley are now level on nine points at the bottom of the table and five adrift of Enniskillen. 
Having lost their opening six league games, the Valley have now defeated top four sides Carrick and Dromore in between which was a disappointing loss to local rivals Enniskillen. 
Defensive Coach Davy Black believes the team is moving in the right direction. 
“I think the wins against Carrick and Dromore show that on our day, we are match for anyone and definitely on Saturday we were delighted to get the win and the points.” 
Clogher had to fight hard for the win and trailed 8-0 despite a good start. 
Both teams were battling to get a foothold in the game through the forwards with the Wilson brothers, Barry John and Ryan very much to the fore throughout the game. 
However, it was Dromore who got the first points on the board and looked to have taken a stranglehold on the game. 
First they kicked a penalty and then, as a box kick from Neil Trotter was charged down, they plundered a try which was unconverted to leave the visitors 8-0 in the lead. 
Crucially though the Valley kept to their task and scored a converted try before the break to get themselves back into the game. 
Impressive centre Clive Donaldson bagged they try with a perfectly timed interception as he raced in unchallenged from 60 yards to touch down under the post. 
Trotter added the conversion and the Valley were back in the game at the break as they trailed by a point 8-7.
The second half saw Clogher rise to the occasion and they pretty much dominated matters and importantly got the scores to win the game. 
A Trotter penalty edged them in front at 10-8 for the first time in the game but they knew another score was needed if they were to make the game safe. 
This came after some good phases and as the ball was moved from the base of the ruck, right winger Fleming Agnew cut in at pace and broke the despairing Dromore tackles to cross for the Valley’s second try. 
The conversion was missed but Clogher now led by 15-7 and Trotter made the game safe with another penalty as the The Valley pressure again told on the opposition to leave it 18-8. 
Dromore missed a penalty with ten to go but the points were safe and the Valley deservedly secured the win to add good momentum to their relegation fight in the second half of the season.
Next up for Clogher is a home clash with CIYMS on Saturday and they will be hoping their recent good form at the Cran will garner more points.