finish to the opening half put Down on the road
to a comfortable 17 point victory in Portaferry.
An Adrian Coyle goal for Roscommon shocked Down
into action and points flowed from Simon Wilson,
Brendan McGourty, Johnny McGrattan, Gerard Adair,
Paul and Mick Braniff as Down led by 0-15 to 1-7
have two home games in the second phase of the
Allianz NHL after this result. The Mournemen finish
top of the table ahead of Westmeath as a result
of their superior points difference (+22 to +18).
NHL Div 2A League Table
P Braniff 1-6, G Johnson 1-1, S Wilson 0-5, B
McGourty, J McGrattan 0-3 each, G McGrattan, M
Coulter, M Braniff, A Savage, G Adair 0-1 each.
A Coyne 1-2, C Kelly 0-4, M Connaughton, B Hanley,
T Lennon 0-1 each.
Graham Clarke; L Clarke, S Murray, E Dorrian;
Gabriel Clarke, G Savage, S Wilson; A Savage,
G Adair; G McGrattan, P Braniff, B McGourty; M
Coulter, J McGrattan, M Braniff.
G Johnson for Coulter, S Clarke for M Braniff,
M Pucci for Gabriel Clarke, J Convery for J McGrattan.
D Connell; C O'Brien, M Healy, O Brown; L Murray,
A Loughnane, T Reddington; M Connaughton, C Kelly;
D Hogan, A Coyne, B Hanley; T Lennon, F Quine,
E Kelly for O'Brien, M Keaveney for Loughnane,
B Mannion for Murray, A Kelly for Quine.
G Devlin (Armagh).