Jack Cassidy's second-half goal helped Slaughtneil on their way. (Pic: Brendan Monaghan)
Goals from Jack Cassidy and Brendan Rogers at the start of the second-half shot Slaughtneil into an 11-point lead and on their way to victory at Lavey.
SPERRIN GALVANISERS SHL
The margin of the defeat and that of Kevin Lynch's win at Ballinascreen leave Lavey behind the Lynch's on score difference at the top of the table.
The Emmet's started well, but failed to translate their play into scores. After going four points behind, Lavey notched their first score after seven minutes.
Both teams missed chances over the remainder of the half, with Slaughtneil leading 0-11 to 0-5 at the break.
Lavey scored an early goal from Ryan Mulholland but it was Slaughtneil who went on to dominate the second-half, with Rogers scoring his first goal in the 38th minute and substitute Jack Cassidy adding a second three minutes later.
Goals from Rogers and Shea Cassidy stretched Michael McShane's side's lead to 16 points. Lavey managed a goal from Fintan Bradley, but Slaughtneil pushed on with further scores.
Substitute Michael McEldowney scored a goal with six minutes to go before Rogers completed his hat-trick with the final score of the game.
SLAUGHTNEIL: Francis McEldowney; Sean Cassidy. Shane McGuigan, Sean Ó Caiside; Karl (0-2), James McCloskey, Meehaul McGrath (0-1); Brendan Rogers (3-2), Conor McKenna; Mark McGuigan (0-1), Cormac O'Doherty (0-6f), Proinsias Burke (0-1); Liam Cassidy, Brian Cassidy (0-4), Shea Cassidy (1-2, 1f)
SUBS: Peadar Kearney, Jack Cassidy (1-2), Michael McEldowney (1-0), Morgan McEldowney, Sean O’Doherty
LAVEY: Michael Taggart; Colm Dillon, James Crawford, Dara McPeake; Brendan Laverty, Ciaran Henry (0-1), Shane McGill; Oran Downey, Dermot O'Neill; Ryan Mulholland (1-4), Danny Shaw, Aidy Toner; Ryan McGill (0-1), Ryan Farren, Fintan Bradley (1-4, 3f)
SUBS: Cormac Collins, Odrán Waldron, Sean Toner, Jack Shaw, Liam Murphy
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