Following their opening round defeat to Omagh CBS, St Michael’s produced a much more accomplished performance on this occasion. Despite trailing 0-3 to 0-0 early on, they steadied themselves to lead by three at the break, with three points each from Diarmuid King and Conor McGovern.
Both sides traded scores early in the second half, and it looked like Enniskillen would hold out for victory until Favor Shehu jinxed his way through the St Michael’s defence and finish left footed to the net to tie the game. McGovern pushed Enniskillen ahead by one with time running out, until Lovett claimed a mark from 30 metres late on.
St Patrick’s Cavan 1-08
St Michael’s Enniskillen 0-11
St Patrick’s: F Shehu 1-0, D Lovett 0-4, E Shehu, O McCrystal, C Casey and J McBreen 0-1 each
St Michael’s: C McGovern and D King 0-5 each, F O’Brien 0-1