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Accies end year on a high with derby win

Omagh Accies Mervyn Edgar grounds the ball to score a try during their clash with Dungannon.Jmac-15

THE good times are back at Omagh as the Accies finished a memorable year on a high.

A 22-15 Ulster Senior League win over Tyrone rivals Dungannon was possibly historic in its own right, but this is a club moving steadily forward.

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Currently third in Division 2C on their AIL League return tries from Scott Elliott, Mervyn Edgar and Peter Todd at the weekend sealed what is believed to be the club’s first senior win over Gannon at this level.

Coach Phil Marshall concurred that it was a successful year.

“It has been a great year but Saturday was all about preparing for the league next weekend. We have been idle for a few weeks and to get a win is a nice way to end the year,” he remarked.

Saturday’s game was won at the start of the second half when Omagh registered two tries in a minute period.

“It probably was won in those first ten minutes but overall I felt we were the better team. We outplayed them for long periods and scored two good tries. It was a good win but the pleasing thing was that the scoreline reflected the result.”

Omagh worked tirelessly on Saturday morning to make sure the game went ahead following overnight snow.

They had every reason for doing so because they were paying tribute to Dai Waterson, a founding member and first ever captain of the club.

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“Given the day that was in it the game had to go ahead and to win is just the icing on the cake. We took a few knocks, but Adam (Pollock) should be available next weekend against Bangor and we have a number of others due to return so we are in a good place,” he concluded.

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