Tyrone overcome rivals Antrim

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Updated: March 13, 2011

Tyrone eased their relegation worries and won their second straight game with a hard fought 5 point win over Antrim, in Healy Park on Sunday.

The home side had been slow out of the blocks this season but gained their first league points against Sligo last time and followed up here. However, in typical Tyrone fashion they had to come from behind, having trailed by 1-8 to 1-06 at half time. Tomas McCann scored the crucial goal for the Saffrons but as ever, Sean Cavanagh proved the Red Hands hero, taking a pass from brother, Colm and firing it to the net.

Tyrone stepped up a gear after the restart and hit seven points without reply. Sean Cavanagh hit a free and Davy Harte, Stephen O’Neill, Conor Gormley, Martin Penrose and Kevin Hughes added further scores. Antrim had to wait until the 20th minute of the second period before McCann added to his tally. Mark Sweeney and Paddy Cunningham narrowed the gap even further but Tyrone held on to take their second win in a row.

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