There were a brace of away wins at Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham this afternoon as Fermanagh and Leitrim were victorious on their travels in the Lory Meagher Cup.
In the opening game of the double-header, Fermanagh worked hard to carve out a 2-16 to 3-10 win over Lancashire.
Lancashire, who were making their debut in this competition, didn’t make it easy for the Erne County.
The hosts began brightly and led by 1-01 to 0-02 after just 10 minutes, with Colm O'Callaghan netting their goal, but Fermanagh worked hard.
The Ulster side bounced back thanks to a Ciaran Corrigan goal, helping them move 1-11 to 1-04 ahead at the interval, and pushed further in front before Lancashire’s second goal cut the gap to five points after 50 minutes.
The sides traded goals as the 65th minute approached, with Barry Duffy netting Fermanagh’s second goal, and although Lancashire claimed another score, Fermanagh held out for their second win of the campaign.
Leitrim withstood a strong Warwickshire comeback to deliver a 1-18 to 1-15 win in the second game in Birmingham.
The Connacht side were in command in the first half and powered to a 1-10 to 0-07 interval lead, with Padraig O'Donnell netting their goal in the opening 10 minutes.
A Colin Moran goal cut the gap to five points with 10 minutes remaining, and although Warwickshire narrowed the gap to three points late on, Leitrim held out for the win.
Warwickshire now face Sligo in Markievicz Park next Saturday in a must-win game.