Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Round 2A
Scotstown 0-10 Ballybay 0-9 9/9/18
Scotstown progressed to the SFC semi-finals with a narrow win over Ballybay in Clontibret last Sunday. Dessie Ward and Paul Finlay were among the scorers as Ballybay built up a 0-6 to 0-2 lead, but points from Kieran Hughes and Rory Beggan (who had earlier saved a Christopher McGuinness penalty) kept Scotstown in touch. Ballybay scored just two points in the last 27 minutes and although a Thomas Kerr free brought them back on level terms entering added time, a Conor McCarthy free won it for Scotstown. Ballybay have a second chance to make the last four when they face Truagh this Saturday.
Scotstown: R Beggan (0-1f); J McDevitt, D McArdle, E Caulfield; J Turley, M Duffy, P Sherlock; F Caulfield, D Hughes (Capt.); J McCarey, S Carey (0-2f), R McKenna; C McCarthy (0-3, 1f), K Hughes (0-2), O Heaphey (0-1).
Subs: R O’Toole for Turley (H-T), J Hamill for McCarey (black card, 47 mins), F Maguire (0-1) for F Caulfield (53), B Boylan for Sherlock (55), M McCarville for Heaphey (60 + 3).
Ballybay: B McCabe; E McKearney, D Wylie, R Wylie; B Wylie, C Lennon, M Ward; C Galligan, T O’Neill; T Kerr (0-1f), S McGuinness (0-1), S McQuillan; P Finlay (Capt., 0-3, 2f), C McGuinness (0-2), D Ward (0-2).
Subs: A Toner for O’Neill (45), H Malone for S McGuinness (52), M McArdle for B Wylie (57), S Monaghan for McQuillan (60 + 3).
Referee: N McKenna (Emyvale).