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Published: 20:55 | 27/2/16

AFL round-up: Dubs edge Farney

Late Brogan score defeats Monaghan

Dublin beat Monaghan by a single point in Division 1 of the Allianz National Football League on Saturday night, while Armagh narrowly bettered Fermanagh in the second tier.

At Croke Park, Dublin secured a thrilling 1-14 to 0-16 victory that, with three wins from three outings, leaves Jim Gavin’s men at the top of the table.

Thanks largely to the accuracy of Conor McManus, the visitors led by seven points at one stage of the opening period.

Inspired by the scoring of Dean Rock, though, the Dubs fought back to hold a narrow 0-10 to 0-9 advantage at the interval.

A foul on Paul Flynn early in the second period allowed Diarmuid Connolly to beat Rory Beggan with a penalty kick.

A deflected Barry Mulrone strike would have regained the lead for the Ulstermen, only for his effort to come back off the foot of Stephen Cluxton’s left-hand post.

The clash remained nip-and-tuck, and a skilful McManus score left matters level with seven minutes remaining, before the excellent corner-forward sent Monaghan ahead with a calmly taken free.

However, Cormac Costello took a fine feed from Paddy Andrews to restore parity, with a fantastic effort from substitute Bernard Brogan securing the lead for the home side in injury time.

Monaghan were unable to work a decent scoring chance in the four minutes that remained, ensuring the loss of their hitherto 100 percent record, although the Farney troops will still be confident of booking a spot in the league semi-finals.

In Division 2, Armagh edged Fermanagh by 1-10 to 0-12 in an encounter that rivalled the Croke Park affair for drama.

Stefan Campbell fired in a 16th-minute goal to leave the hosts five points ahead, but Armagh were soon hit by injuries to Ciaran O'Hanlon and Andrew Murnin.

Scores from Tomas Corrigan, Ruairi Corrigan, Sean Quigley and Paddy Rehill saw the visitors recover to within two points at the interval.

With efforts from Aidan Breen and Quigley, Fermanagh led at the three-quarter mark, but it was to be the one and only time that the Ernesiders would have the advantage.

Two points from Campbell and a Miceal McKenna strike edged the Orchard towards victory, only for Tomas Corrigan's injury-time free to level the encounter.

However, Campbell dramatic score in the 74th minute secured the two points for the home side.

Armagh climb off the foot of the table with their first win of the campaign, alongside Fermanagh on two points apiece.

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