Derry SFC: Lavey bounce back in style to beat Slaughtneil

September 19, 2021

Lavey's Cailean O'Boyle in action for Derry.

Lavey bounced back from their shock opening round defeat to Swatragh in style by beating holders Slaughtneil in the Derry SFC.

Goals either side of half-time from Shea Downey and the impressive Cailean O'Boyle proved decisive as the Erin's Own outfit prevailed on a 2-7 to 0-10 scoreline at Owenbeg yesterday.

Downey's sixth minute strike after some good work by his brother Calum and cousin Matthew handed the underdogs a 1-6 to 0-6 lead at the break.

Shane McGuigan's 0-8 haul for Slaughtneil proved in vain as they were sucker-punched by a second major on the restart when O'Boyle  reacted quickest to bundle home a rebound from Niall Toner's shot.

Elsewhere, Cormac Murphy's early goal was the difference as O’Donovan Rossa defeated hosts Bellaghy (1-11 to 0-11), while Swatragh racked up an impressive tally of 4-23 against Claudy's 0-3 and Dungiven sqeezed past The Loup, 2-10 to 3-6.

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