Hope that Sarsfields might end Maghery's unbeaten run in the Senior League began to fade as early as the first minute when Maghery hit Sarsfields with an early goal. The Maghery forward had shown a great turn of speed but most Highmoss supporters were not happy with the number of steps that he took before playing the ball. Paul McGeown was denied an early goal chance by the Maghery keeper and by half time two late points had Maghery leading by five points.
Sarsfields pulled it back to three points, but a second Maghery goal left a fair bit for them to do. Sarsfields reduced the deficit to four points but Maghery's defence held firm when Sarsfields needed to get the difference down to a single score and they added a point to end the Highmoss challenge.