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Malin victorious in Burn Road thriller 03.06.14

Termon... 0-7

Malin... 1-13

Malins recent run of good form continued when they claimed their second successive victory in the Burn Road against bottom of the league Termon on Saturday evening.
Malin enjoyed the lion share of the possession but it was only in the final fifteen minutes of the game that they made their dominance count and rattled over six points without reply to claim the points
The opening quarter was a cagey affair as the home side went into an early 0-2 to 0-0 lead courtesy of points from Kevin McDaid and Stephen McElwaine but Malin soon levelled proceedings with Matthew Byrne and Brendan Mc Laughlin opening their accounts for the evening.
The first real goal scoring opportunity of the game fell to Termon corner forward Dara McDaid but Declan Lafferty pulled off a fantastic save and the home side had to settle with a point for their efforts. Michael Byrne tied the game for a second time and Malin were awarded a penalty soon after when county player Stephen McLaughlin was bundled down inside the box. Up stepped Michael Byrne and county panelist Michael Boyle was helpless as Byrne fired home to put Malin in front for the first time in the encounter and into a lead, which they would not relinquish until the final whistle. Brendan Mc Laughlin and Matthew Byrne stretched Malins advantage, while Coalan Mc Daid pointed for Termon. The home sides cause was not helped when Bernard Alcorn was shown the black card in the closing stages, leaving his side with it all do all in as they trailed 0-4 to 1-5 at the interval.

The second half began in much the same vein as the first, with Termon bringing it back to a 2-point game. Terence Colhouns chargers decided enough was enough was they upped the ante in the final quarter and soon put the result to bed. Jamie Doherty got his sides final score of the game in the 45th minute. Malin had a host of unanswered points from Paul McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne (2), Brendan McLaughlin (2), Paul McLaughlin and even second half substitute Daniel McDaid got into the act in the closing stages. The result ensures Malin put a little breathing space between themselves and Termon who are in the bottom spot.

Malin: D Lafferty; C McColgan, D Harkin, G Farren; P McLaughlin (0-1), D Walsh, C Byrne; A Kelly, G McLaughlin; B McLaughlin (0-3), Matthew Byrne (0-5,3f), M Lafferty; Michael Byrne (1-0), T Doherty (0-1), S McLaughlin (0-2).Subs: A Byrne for M Lafferty (ht); D McDaid (0-1) for A Kelly (55); C Farren for Michael Byrne (56); M McLaughlin for C McColgan (59).

Termon: M Boyle; J O’Donnell, A McGrenra, D Connaghan; J English, D O’Donnell, K McDaid (0-1); B Alcorn, A Sweeney; S McElwaine (0-1), K McMenamin, C McDaid (0-2,2f); J Doherty (0-1), T Alcorn, D McDaid (0-2). Subs: T Cullen for B Alcorn (black card, 23); A Friel for T Alcorn (h/t); N McElwaine for J English (45); P Hilferty for S McElwaine (51); J English for J Doherty (55).

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