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Town take on Tummery in Mulhern Final

Enniskillen Town's danger man Frank Wallace on the ball   SHFH01
Enniskillen Town and Tummery Athletic meet for the second straight season in the Mulhern Cup Final tonight at 7pm in Drumad, Lisbellaw.

Town triumphed last season 3-0 with goals from Gary Beckett (2) and Ryan Hanna and are favourites to do the same again here.

Enniskillen Town regained the Mercer League title last weekend ending Lisbellaw United’s quest for four straight league titles and are in great form coming into the Final, unbeaten in 2013 and only two defeats all season.

Tummery on the other hand secured a mid-table finish but again produced a sparkling run to the Mulhern Final.

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This game will be nothing new for the Dromore men who are known as Cup specialist in recent seasons although they will be looking a more positive outcome to their last two appearances in the showpiece final.

A penalty shootout defeat to Ballinamallard in 2011 was followed by the 2012 defeat to Enniskillen Town so those within the Tummery camp are hopeful it can be third time lucky this Friday night at Drumad.

In the two meeting to date this season Town have recorded 5-0 and 5-1 wins although both fixtures came before Christmas and there has been a lot of football since then.

Town have had a settled side in recent months with Pat Cadden in goals proving to be one of the best shot-stoppers in the league while Conor Tummon, Darren McQuade, Nicky Dunbar and Malcolm Crawford make up a strong back four.

Dunbar’s addition in January from Enniskillen Santos looks a masterstroke from Rory Judge following his man of the match display against Lisbellaw United in a tight semi final.

Ryan Hanna and Stephen Chambers in midfield have come up with several key goals in recent months while Matthew McAuley and Paul Crane are a solid centre midfield pairing.

Gary Beckett and Frank Wallace carry the chief goalscoring threat and again have racked up a large number of goals between them while youngster Conor Brough has emerged as a potential match winner in recent weeks.

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Tummery had goalkeeper James Colgan to thank for getting them to the decider as Fintona applied pressure in the Semi Final, a point black save proved crucial and if the Tyrone men are to lift the Mulhern Cup on Friday evening they will need Colgan at his best.

McCarney, McKernan, Hunter and Molloy make up a defence which will, like Colgan need to be on top form to keep Beckett and Wallace quiet.

In Midfield Gerry McCullagh remains the heartbeat of the side, tough tackling with an eye for an incisive through ball and the odd goal, it can be said if he is playing well, Tummery are playing well.

Paul McCusker alongside McCullagh will provide the legs as the strong athletic player in continuing to improve while Enda Ferris, Blaine Campbell and Ryan Cunningham will be tasked with getting the goals required to win the game.

All in all, Town are definitely firm favourites to complete the league and cup double but Tummery will not lie down and an intriguing contest awaits.

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