Tyrone’s strong second-half performance scoring 1-8 proved decisive as they beat Cavan by 1-16 to 13 points writes Michael Cooke.
The opening 20 minutes were very tight as Cavan led Tyrone by five points to four. All bar two of those scores came from play.
Darren McCurry was to the fore in the next quarter as he contributed three points.
Tiernan McCann also got off the mark for the Red Hand County while Conor Madden got Cavan’s only other score of the half as they trailed Tyrone by eight points to six at the interval.
The next quarter would turn out to be the decisive period in the match. Tyrone outscored Cavan 1-4 to a point which was the final margin.
1-3 of this tally came from play including a goal from Conall McCann and a magnificent point by Daniel Kerr.
It took Cavan 14 second-half minutes to register a score, eventually did so thanks to Ryan Connolly.
This point revitalised Cavan who finished the second-half strongly, particularly Niall Murray with three points in this period.
It was too little too late however as Tyrone still won out by six, 1-16 to 0-13.