Monaghan made it two Lidl Ladies national football league division wins from two with a 2-15 to 1-10 win over Clare in Clones.
Goals from Cora Courtney and Ciara McAnespie secured an 11 point victory which on paper was more secure than it appeared.
Monaghan had led by a single point at half-time seven points to six and had to thank goalkeeper Edel Corrigan for two top saves either side of half-time.
Clare’s Grainne Nolan found the net four minutes into the second-half as Clare led 1-7 to eight points.
But four unanswered Monaghan points and Cora Courtney’s goal restored the host’s advantage.
Courtney, Muireann Atkinson combined with a Ciara McAnespie for a well worked second Monaghan goal.
Clare fought back but late points from Casey Traynor and Cora Courtney’s from the penalty spot secured the 11 point win for Monaghan.
Listen to Sean McCaffrey’s match report.