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Mortimer and Moore find the net as Craigbane see off Magilligan

Ryan Moore made a first start in three seasons after his knee injury trouble

Mortimer and Moore find the net as Craigbane see off Magilligan

Fergal Mortimer scored one of Craigbane's win over Magilligan on Friday night (Pic: Mary K Burke)

DERRY JFC ROUND 1

Craigbane 2-16
Magilligan 1-10

Goals from Fergal Mortimer and Jude Óg Moore helped Craigbane to a nine-point win over Magilligan at Banagher on Friday night.

There was a return after three years and two cruciate injuries for Ryan Moore who led the attack from full forward.

Moore got the game's first score and they raced into a seven-point lead after 20 minutes before Jude Óg Moore bagged the game's first goal.

Magilligan boss Manager Shane Kealey rated Colly Mullan and Ciaran O'Hare as doubtful in mid-week but was handed a boost when both started. 

With James Payne a target in attack and Connor Canning on the scoreboard, Magilligan battled their way back into the game before Mortimer's 48th minute goal sealed Craigbane's win.

James McGrath's side have a bye next weekend before a Round 3 trip to Desertmartin, managed by Kevin O'Neill and Chrissy McKaigue, both of whom he coached at in the same Slaughtneil minor team.  Magilligan will entertain Desertmartin in Round 2.

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