Conor Classon and Brendan McNelis produced a storming second half of power packed football to give Ardara a lifeline to remain in Division One.
Termon . . . 1-9
Ardara . . . 2-13
The win lifs Ardara level with Glenswilly at the bottom and just a point adrift of Termon.
Termon had the upper hand early on thanks to a James McSherry goal, but Ardara responded with Gareth Concarr (2), McNelis and Peter McHugh to leave it Termon 1-4, Ardara 0-6 at the break.
With the breeze at their backs, Ardara hit a purpole patch with two goals from Gareth Concarr and CJ Molloy to take control.
This result leaves Termon clinging by the finger tips to the low water mark while Ardara will be buoyed by this result away from home. On this showing neither team should be engaged in a survival battle if the same level of intensity is shown in the remaining fixtures .
Termon: M Boyle; J O'Donnell, K McDaid, S Callaghan; J McSharry, K McIlwaine, N McIlwaine; B Friel, A Sweeney; J McCafferty, S McIlwaine, F O'Flynn; D McDaid, K McDaid, P McDaid. Subs., P McDadid, S O'Donnell.
Ardara: G McHugh; N Maguire, D Gavigan, K Breslin; J Herron, P McGrath, K Breen; C Classon, B McNelis; P McHugh, R Malley, J Breen; CJ Molloy, G Concarr, L O'Donnell.
Referee: M McShane (Kilcar).