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Late Jones double dents Harps’ title ambitions

Harps Caolan Mc Crossan and NFC Kesh’s Lee Walker battle for the ball.Jmac-04

Strathroy Harps…1

NFC Kesh…..3

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VETERAN striker Mark Jones grabbed a splendid late double as league leaders NFC Kesh put a dent in Strathroy Harps’ ambitions of retaining the Division One title at a chilly Omagh Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Jones struck twice in stoppage-time to kill off the challenge of the champions who finished the game with 10-men following the sending off of defender Ryan Sharkey for two cautions.

Sharkey received his first yellow for the foul on Jones which allowed Lee Walker to open the scoring from the penalty spot with just seven minutes remaining.

Jones’s first made it 2-0 and although Patrick Nugent immediately replied for the hosts, it was Kesh’s evergreen striker who had the final say to record a famous win for Nicky Noble’s men.

Kesh’s 12th victory of the season puts the Crevenish Road outfit seven points clear of second-placed Enniskillen Rangers who do have five games in hand while Shane Horisk’s Mercer League holders are third nine points off the top with four games in hand.

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