Tyrone outfox Roscommon

Tyrone 1-16

Roscommon 1-12

Tyrone registered a four point victory Omagh, as Roscommon’s division 3A title charge goes to the final day of the league campaign.

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Damien Casey got Tyrone off to the best possible start scoring a goal within the first minute and firing over the bar to give Tyrone a fourth minute 1-1 to 0-0 lead.

Cormac Kelly opened the scoring for Roscommon a minute later. Damien Casey fired over Tyrone’s second point three minutes later.

Daniel Glynn responded for Roscommon with two points from placed balls on the ninth and 11th minute to leave the scores 1-2 to 0-3.

Damien Casey sent over two free’s to put four points between the sides, with Daniel Glynn free and a point from play for Tyrone left the scores 1-5 to 0-4 after twenty minutes.

Robbie Fallon found the net for the Rossies on 20 minutes when a Daniel Glynn free dropped in around the square and was flicked to the net by full-forward Fallon.

A Daniel Glynn free then leveled proceedings on 24 minutes, with Tyrone then adding three unanswered points, one from play through Bryan McGurk, and two Damien Casey frees.

A Daniel Glynn free and two points from placed balls by Tyrone’s Damien Casey finished the scoring in the first half to leave the half-time score Tyrone 1-10 Roscommon 1-6.

Roscommon started the second half brightly. Gearoid Keenan got his first point of the day on 36 minutes.

Tyrone added a further point, before Daniel Glynn sent over a free. Gearoid Keenan added his second point after a great catch and turn, slotting the ball between the posts to leave two points between the sides.

Damien Casey sent a side-line ball over on 50 minutes. After five minutes of scrappy play, a Daniel Glynn point from a 65 gave Roscommon within three.

Cillian Egan was denied by the Tyrone goalkeeper on 60 minutes after flicking a long ball toward goal. Daniel Glynn pointed the resulting 65.

Tyrone then started to slow the game down and disrupt any rhythm that Roscommon might gain trying to get back into the game. Three points on the bounce from Tyrone left five points between the teams.

Two Daniel Glynn points and a free from Tyrone finished the scoring, as Tyrone won out by four points, 1-16 Roscommon 1-12.

Roscommon take on Warwickshire next Sunday in what is now a must win game for Roscommon if they wish to make the League final and have a chance of promotion.

Roscommon; Joe Keane (Padraig Dolan HT), Alan Moore, Pete Kellehan, Pat Nolan, Micheal Byrne, Paul Kenny, Jason Kilkenny, Shane Curley (Ronan Kilcline 65), Kerrill Hardiman (Joe Brennan 65), Daniel Glynn, Cormac Kelly, Gearoid Keenan, Eamon Flanagan, Robbie Fallon, John Murray (Cillian Egan HT).

Report by David Beirne