McGrath returns as Ardara win

McGrath returns as Ardara win
Termon are still searching for their first points in Division One after suffering going down to Ardara at the Burn Road yesterday.

Termon are still searching for their first points in Division One after suffering going down to Ardara at the Burn Road yesterday.

An Termon 2-10

Ardara 3-13

A pair of quick-fire points from Gareth Concarr, Brendan McNelis and Paddy McGrath saw Ardara go four up before Daire McDaid got Termon off the mark. A Brendan Boyle free restored the visitors’ four point advantage before Austin Marron hit the Ardara net to reduce the margin to a point. Brendan McNelis and Conor Classon extended Ardara’s lead before Brendan Boyle landed an Ardara goal to send the visitors in 1-7 to 1-2 in front at half-time.

Daire McDaid, who scored Termon’s second point before half-time, picked up where he left off by converting a free from 45 metres to cancel out an early Brendan McNelis score at the start of the second half.

Ardara had moved into a 1-10 to 1-4 lead before C J Molloy and Thomas Boyle found the Termon net twice in a matter of minutes to stretch their team’s lead out to 12 points with 20 minutes still on the clock.

Trevor Alcorn and Christy Connaghan responded with points for the locals and when Daire McDaid converted from the penalty spot it was a seven point game and gave the locals some impetus.

Brendan McNelis and Thomas Boyle traded scores with Austin Marron and Daire McDaid (2) to leave Ardara ahead by six when Mickey Mulhern called proceedings to a halt.

Best for Ardara were CJ Molloy, Brendan Boyle, Thomas Boyle and Jimmy O’Connell, while Joe O’Donnell, Aidan Sweeney, Austin Marron, Trevor Alcorn, Daire McDaid and especially Michael Boyle who pulled off several point blank saves were the standout Termon players.

Termon: M Boyle; J O’Donnell, S O’Donnell, D Connaghan; A Sweeney, J English, K McElwaine; B Alcorn, J McCafferty; K McDaid, C Connaghan (0-1), R Gallagher; A Marron (1-1), T Alcorn (0-3, 1f), D McDaid (1-5, 4f, 1 pen). Subs: O Doherty for R Gallagher, P McDaid for K McElwaine, C McDaid for J McCafferty, B Friel for B Alcorn, A Dugera for D Connaghan.

Ardara: D Gallagher, P McGrath (0-1), K Breslin; P Gallagher, K Doherty (0-1),K Breslin; J O’Connell (0-1), B McNelis (0-5); B Boyle (1-0), C Classon (0-1), K Herron; T Boyle (1-1), C J Molloy (1-1), G Concarr (0-2). Subs:K Byrne for P Gallagher; S McHugh for B Boyle; M Shovlin for T Boyle.