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Hunterstown survive major scare, but defeat Glen Emmets in intermediate relegation play-off

Hunterstown Rovers 2-7 Glen Emmets 1-9

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Hunterstown survive major scare, but defeat Glen Emmets in intermediate relegation play-off

Glen Emmets' Ronan Grufferty and Conor Matthews of Hunterstown Rovers in action at Darver on Friday night. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

CTI Business Solutions IFC relegation play-off

Hunterstown Rovers 2-7 Glen Emmets 1-9

Hunterstown Rovers secured Intermediate Championship football thanks to a narrow victory over Glen Emmets at Darver on Friday night.

A goal from Alan Landy followed by a Tony McKenna point looked to have made the game safe for Rovers entering the closing stages as they went 2-7 to 1-6 ahead. Although Emmets responded with scores from James Butler (2) and Ronan Grufferty to cut the gap to one, Hunterstown held out in a tense finale.

It was Glen Emmets who were leading at the break by 1-4 to 1-3 with Keith Lynch claiming their goal and Ryan Burns hitting the net for Rovers.

Hunterstown Rovers: Niall Carrie; Brian Matthews, Richard Taaffe, Martin Lennon; David Finn (0-1), Marc Ward, Paddy Mooney; Conor Matthews, Ryan Ward; Alan Landy (1-1), Glen Mathews (0-3), Muiris O Suilleabhain; Paul Carrie, Ryan Burns (1-1), Brendan Lennon

Subs: Tony McKenna (0-1) for O'Suilleabhain, Mark Brennan for Ward, Alan Matthews for Martin Lennon (BC), Ward for Landy (BC)

Glen Emmets: Conor Kelly; Keith Boylan, Tom Grimes, Keith Farnan; Sam Kenny, Andrew Mooney (0-1), Evan English; Seán Byrne, Mark Garvey; Keelan O’Neill (0-1), Ronan Grufferty (0-3), Stephen Healy; Keith Lynch (1-1), James Butler (0-3), Robbie Byrne

Subs: Jamie Farnan for Boylan, Niall Hackett for Farnan, Isaac Walsh for Seán Byrne, Ian Cusack for Robert Byrne, Evan Lynch, Mark Noone for Keith Lynch

Referee: Jonathan Conlon (O’Connell’s)