A goal from former Donegal star Brian McLaughlin helped turn the tide for St Michael’s as they recorded a good home win over Termon.
St Michael’s 2-10
Termon started brightly and they were three points to the good with scores from Daire McDaid, Steven McElwaine and Paddy McDaid, all from play after 15minutes.
Stephen Coyle put St Michael’s on the board after 17 minutes from a well worked run of play.
Paddy McDaid pointed again on 22 minutes and then St Michael’s began to claw back the deficit with Michael Cannon and sub Stephen Doak making it 0-3 to 0-4 at half time.
Points from Austin Marron, Daire McDaid and Paddy McDaid kept Termon ahead despite two replies from Oisin Langan and Cannon leaving it 0-5 to 0-7 in favour of Termon after 47 minutes.
Then the St Michael’s break through came when Brian McLaughlin superbly plucked a long ball out of the sky and turned a low shot past Tinney to give them a goal and the lead for the first time.
A Martin Breslin point pulled them ahead further before a Michael Cannon free-turned-shot, ended up in the net in the 53rd minute leaving it 2-7 to 0-7.
They added scores including a brace from Lee Carr and one from Michael Langan before McMenamin pointed a free in the last kick of the game to leave the final score 2-10 to 0-8.
St Michaels: Ciaran Gallagher; Brendan Rodden, Stephen Black, Antoin McFadden; James Alcorn, Michael McGinley, Michael Gallagher;Brian McLaughlin (1-0), Lorcan McDaid; Chris McElhinney (0-1), Michael Cannon (1-2), Martin Breslin (0-1); Lee Carr (0-2), Stephen Coyle (0-1), Oisin Langan (0-1). Subs: Stephen Doak (0-1)for S Black 22m, Peter Sweeny for J Alcron 32mins, Michael Langan (0-1) for O Langan (Black card) 40mins, Kieran Rock Gallagher for S Coyle 52mins, Caolan McGee for M Breslin 55min;Odran McGee for B McLaughlin 61mins.
Termon: Conor Tinney; Joe O’Donnell, Anthony McGrenra, Daniel McDaid; Sean O’Donnell, Kevin McDaid, Declan O’Donnell; Johnny McCafferty, Aidan Sweeney; Steve McElwaine(0-1), Paddy McDaid (0-2), Keelan McDaid; Austin Marron(0-1), Kevin ‘Wappa’ McMenamin(0-1), Daire McDaid(0-3, 2f). Subs: Nathan McElwaine for J O’Donnell 15min, Thomas Cullen for J McCafferty 39mins, Bernard Alcorn for S O’Donnell 58mins, Brendan Friel for S McElwaine 58mins.