On Monday 18th Desertmartin played Moneymore at Longfield in their first league game of the season. In a highly competitive sixty minutes the visitors just edged out the home side by two points on a 5-7 to 4-8 scoreline. Desertmartin were totally on top in the opening half and were disappointed to lead by only five points at the break. The second period saw a revitalised McCrackens. Aided by a lively breeze they were clinical in front of goals. From ten attempts at scoring Moneymore recorded 3-6 while Desertmartin with one effort less registered 2-2. The Saffrons were disappointed at losing knowing that they had the greater amount of possession over the hour.
Desertmartin team: L McGuckin; Carmel Shaw, E McEldowney, N McCrory; P McElwee; N Browne, E Breen; S McCrystal, L Breen; N McGuckin, A Fullen(1-0), Ciara Shaw(1-3); L McGuigan(0-2), E O’Loane(0-1), T McGovern(2-2)
Subs used N Fullen