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Sigersons up and running

Hayden McNamee breaks loose for Strabane.

Hayden McNamee breaks loose for Strabane.

Strabane ..1-09
Pomeroy..0-10

STRABANE secured their first win of the season at Páirc Mhic Sioghair on Saturday evening with a narrow yet deserved win over Pomeroy. 

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It was a must-win game for Sigersons and they were good value for their victory against a fine Pomeroy side who will reflect on several squandered scoring opportunities.

Strabane’s Warner Mullen (0-6) and Kieran McGeary (0-4) led the scoring for their respective sides however the game hinged on a pivotal period either side of the half-time break.

At the end of the first half Sigersons’ goalkeeper Shane McGonigle pulled off an excellent stop to prevent Ciaran McKenna extending Pomeroy’s slender interval lead.

And moments into the second period  Danny McBride, William McCauley and John McLaughlin all combined for Marc Devine to net the only goal of the game.

The outcome remained firmly in the proverbial melting pot until the dying moments when a Gavin Goodfellow point looked to have won it for the visitors.

Devine though quicklly levelled and right at the death Sean Doherty fired over the winning score.

Meanwhile, in stark contrast to Strabane picking up their first points, Urney suffered a heavy loss by going down  3-24 to 0-8 to Omagh at Healy Park.

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