Tyrone on course for McKenna Cup title after another victory

Tyrone 1-11 Antrim 0-7

Holders Tyrone are on course for a fourth successive Dr McKenna Cup title, Kyle Coney’s goal enough to send them through to a semi-final clash with Armagh.

The Athletic Grounds will host the second clash this season of these fierce rivals on Wednesday evening. The Red Hands led 0-7 to 0-4 at the break, and Coney slotted home the only goal early in the second half, capitalising on a mistake by goalkeeper Chris Kerr, who saved his side from an even heavier defeat with three excellent saves.

Scorers for Tyrone: K Coney 1-1, S Cavanagh 0-4 (2f), C McAliskey, D McCurry (1f), 0-2 each, N Morgan (’45), P Kane 0-1 each.

Scorers for Antrim: O Gallagher, CJ McGourty (1f) 0-2 each, N O’Neill, S McVeigh, M Pollock 0-1 each.

TYRONE: N Morgan, A McCrory, J McMahon, D Quinn, T McCann, R McNabb, B Tierney, E McKenna, P McNulty, M Donnelly, S Cavanagh, P Kane, D McCurry, K Coney, C McAliskey.

Subs: R McKenna for Quinn (h-t), C McShane for E McKenna (52), PJ Lavery for Kane (52), S McGuigan for Donnelly (61), N McKenna for Coney (61), P Harte for Tierney (68)

ANTRIM: C Kerr, T Scullion, C Burke, J Carron, P McAleer, D Lynch, E Killough, B Hasson, S McVeigh, N O’Neill, O Gallagher, R Scott, CJ McGourty, M Pollock, C Fleming.

Subs: M Sweeney for McAleer (29), J Laverty for McVeigh (h-t), C Murray for Scott (47), T McCann for Pollock (49), J Crozier for Lynch (54)

Referee: P Faloon (Down).

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