ST Nauls survived a late flurry of Termon pressure to take the points at the Burn Road this afternoon.
Termon 0-6 St Nauls 1-11
By James Trearty at The Burn Road
Despite finishing the match with only 14 men after Barry Griffin left the field of play following two yellow cards, the Mountcharles men took a comfortable win.
St Nauls opened the play with Stephen Griffin in fine form with two points and brother Barry with one within the opening five minutes, while Caolan McDaid got two and Christy Connaghan kicked one at the other end of the field to leave it all square at the water break.
After the resumption of play Stephen Griffin added to Termon’s demise with two points and another from Cathal Lowther.
All wasn’t lost however for Termon as Caolan McDaid got another point before half time to leave it Termon 0-4 St Nauls 0-7.
Stephen Griffin was again at the forefront of St Nauls scores with a point on the resumption of play, and then proceeded to place Cathal Lowther for a well taken goal.
Barry Griffin, who already had a yellow card, left referee Seamus McGonigle with no other option but to issue a second yellow after he was involved in an off the ball altercation with Nathan McElwaine.
A lifeline was thrown to Termon as Oisin Cassidy was taken down in the penalty area following on from a good approach, but Gavin Mulreany saved Christy Connaghan’s penalty shot.
After the final water break in the game, Stephen Griffin and Caolan McDaid exchanged points while Anthony Grant added to Termon’s tally.
Thomas white then sent a final two over the bar to leave it Temon 0-6 St Nauls 1-11 at the final whistle.
Termon’s best performers were Oisin Cassidy, Jamie Grant, Kevin McDaid and James McSharry while St Nauls were best served by Stephen Griffin, Brendan McCole and the outstanding Gavin Mulreany.
Termon: Emmet Maguire, Nathan McElwaine, Barry Gallagher, Oisin Cassidy, Jamie Grant, Caolan Gallagher, Kevin McDaid, Ryan McFadden, Ricky Gallagher, Shane Doherty, Christy Connaghan, Johnny McCafferty, James McSharry, Caolan McDaid, Steve McElwaine.
St Nauls: Gavin Mulreany, Conor McBrearty, Brendan McCole, Enda Lynch, Martin Breslin, Ian Campbell, John Rose, Stephen Griffin, Lee McBrearty, Shane Meehan, Barry Griffen, Thomas White, Shane Connelly, Daniel Brennan, Cathal Lowther.
Referee: Seamus McGonigle (Aodh Ruadh).