Mark McHugh . . . hits winner for Kilcar
Kilcar needed two injury time points from Mark Sweeney and Mark McHugh to keep their 100% record intact against St Michaels in Towney.
St Michaels 1-11
St Michaels led 1-11 to 0-13 with time up but up stepped Mark Sweeney to level matters in the 63rd minute and then Mark McHugh hit a fantastic winner from the sideline.
Ironically, the scoreline was exactly the same as the previous week when Kilcar prevailed by a point at the Bridge, Dunfanaghy.
St Michaels will be disappointed at not getting something from the game. They led early by 1-2 to 0-1, the goal from Edward O'Reilly. Mark Sweeney had the opening point for Kilcar, one of four he would record.
Kilcar with points from Mark McHugh, Mark Sweeney, Aodhan McGinley and Brian O'Donnell were back on level terms at the break, 0-7 to 1-4. Andrew Kelly and Christy Toye were the other St Michael's first half scorers.
Mark Sweeney and Andrew McClean had early second half points for Kilcar but then St Michaels took command again with points from Daniel McLaughlin, Edward O'Reilly, Colm McFadden and Christy Toye had them back in front by the 45 minute mark, leading 1-8 to 0=9.
Odhran McFadden and Mark McHugh traded scores but a point from Liam Paul Ferry had the visitors 1-10 to 0-10 ahead
Kilcar hit back with Conor Doherty rattling the crossbar as the ball went over. Mark McHugh (free) and Paddy McShane had Kilcar level with four minutes left.
When Michael McGinley put St Michaels ahead again with two minutes on the clock, they looked good but Kilcar had the final say with the Sweeney and McHugh points to sneak the win and remain top of the league in Division One.
KILCAR: Eamonn McGinley; Barry McGinley, Conor McShane, Stephen Shovlin; Barry Shovlin, Michael Hegarty, Brian O'Donnell (0-1); Mark McHugh (0-6,4f,s/line), Aodhán McGinley (0-1); Andrew McClean (0-1), Mark Sweeney (0-4), Paddy McShane (0-1); Darragh O'Donnell, Matthew McClean, Oran Doogan. Subs: Conor Doherty (0-1) for Doogan ht; Pauric McShane for A McGinley 44.
St Michaels scorers:
Edward O'Reilly 1-1 Colm McFadden, Christy Toye 0-2 each; Andrew Kelly, Daniel McLaughlin, Odhran McFadden, Michael Cannon, Liam Paul Ferry, Michael McGinley 0-1 each.