League champions Slaughtneil hit three injury time points to snatch victory (1-12 to 1-10) from Bellaghy at a blustery Emmet Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Tones played with a stiff breeze but failed to make it count and it was Slaughtneil who went into a two point lead.
Ruairi McElwee and Frankie Donnelly (free) levelled matters before McElwee's penalty put Bellaghy 1-2 to 0-2 ahead at half-time.
With McShane to the fore, Bellaghy’s running game saw them into a 1-7 to 1-5 lead by the 44th minute, their seventh point a fine left-footed effort from Brown.
Christopher Bradley’s ‘45’ levelled the game, before a monster 53rd minute point from Sé McGuigan edged the Emmet’s ahead.
Conleth McShane, Declan Cassidy and Eoghan Brown helped Bellaghy into a 1-10 to 1-9 lead in the 60th minute.
Ronan Bradley won a vital breaking ball from the kick-out, Chrissy McKaigue went on the run and Christopher Bradley fired over a sweet equaliser, before adding the lead score.
Shane McGuigan landed the insurance point from a free.
For full coverage of the Derry Club Leagues, get Tuesday's County Derry Post.
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