TYRONE manager, Mickey Harte, has hailed the cheeky goal bid attempted by his nephew Peter as Tyrone romped to a 1-16 to 0-12 victory over Monaghan in the National League at Omagh.
Victory has slightly eased the relegation worries of the Red Hands entering the closing stages of their campaign. But one of the big talking points was Peter Harte’s moment of brilliance in the second half.
The Errigal Ciaran clubman scored the only goal of the game early on, but came agonisingly close to grabbing a second. Noticing Rory Beggan off his line, he loobed him, only to see the audcious shot go frustratingly just wide of the post.
Speaking afterwards, the team manager praised the performance of Peter Harte and the rest of the Red Hand stars as they recorded a first win of their Division One campaign.
“That’s what some players do and an opportunity like that doesn’t always present itself that they can do that,” he said.
“But he (Peter) has that capability of creating a bit of magic here and there and I have known for a long time that he’s a very good player. I hope he keeps up that kind of form in the near and distant future.
“We needed a response because points were scarce before we came uin here tonight. If this one had been lost, then we were definitely in the”bargain basement area and it was going to be hard to get enough points to stay up.”
Tyrone’s remaining matches begin next Saturday night against Cavan back at Healy Park. They then travel to Croke Park to play Dublin before bringing their campaign to an end against Galway.
See the Tyrone Herald on Monday for full report and reaction from the game.