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Dungiven reel in Foreglen after sluggish start

Thursday, 6 April 2017

WHEN Foreglen hit the first five points of the game and then led by 1-5 to 0-5 after ten action packed minutes, a major shock looked in store.
Dungiven's mix of youth and experience then began to tell and by half time the winners had forged a point in front.
This game was in doubt right up to throw in time last Friday evening as torrential rain of monsoon ferocity a couple of hours previously swamped O'Cahan Park.
However the rain stopped and the pitch was deemed just playable and play started fifteen minutes after the scheduled throw in time of 6.45pm.
Within seven minutes of the throw-in the visitors had posted four unanswered points from the accurate boot of Kevin O'Connor, all from placed balls as Dungiven's conceded a succession of frees inside their own 45 meter line.
Indeed in the opening twenty minutes Foreglen dominated the midfield exchanges through Gavan McCormick and Eoghan Duffy, with Keelan O'Connor and Ruairi McFeely having the pace up front to unhinge Dungiven's last line of defence.
However in the eighth minute Dungiven centre-back Liam Óg Hinphey launched a high kick from near the half way line near the right side line and the ball hit the ground and bounced over the advancing keeper to the far corner of the net.

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