BERAGH Red Knights will meet Killeeshil in the semi-finals of the Tyrone Junior Club Championship after a thrilling 1-15 to 0-16 victory over Eskra at Healy Park on Friday night.
The last eight clash was in the melting pot throughout until two late points sealed the deal for the Red Knights. Martin Rodgers topped scored for Beragh with a goal and five points while Ryan Gartland and Joe McCarroll registered four points apiece for the losers.
Beragh now face Killeeshil for a place in the showpiece final after the South Tyrone men powered past Drumragh. Goals by the two Shanes, Cleary and Devine, wasn’t enough for the Sarsfields as their opponents, helped by 1-6 from the boot of Pascal Donaghy, ensured their place in the last four.
Newtownstewart meanwhile won the battle of the St Eugenes on a 1-12 to 0-08 scoreline at Healy Park. The Derg men flew out of the traps to establish a 0-6 to 0-1 lead but the Newtown men, aided by the dismissal of three Derg players, slowly but surely took control with Kevin Gallagher netting the only goal of the game.
The North Tyrone men will now meet Clogher who were 1-13 to 0-13 victors over Rock. This game was always in the balance but an early second half strike by Conor Shields gave Clogher the edge and they duly held on to maintain their ambitions of a league and championship double.
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