Hustlers sent Dan's C packing back to Division 1 after only 1 season in the Premier Division. The great escape would have taken them to a play-off had Dan's won because Killeavy lost and they could have forced a relegation play-off. Dan's C joined the already relegated Windmill as both the promoted teams of last season slipped through the relegation trap door.
In Division 1 both the joint leaders TJ's D and Bears won their games to finish the league campaign on the same points and will now go into a play-off to see who are the champions.
It was starting to look like nobody wanted runner up spot in the Premier Division. In the run-in Sheepbridge lost to Whitecross, beat Hustlers then drew at home to Carrickcruppen before Windmill exited the league for 2 free points.
Whitecross beat Sheepbridge then lost to soon to be relegated - Dan's, got 2pts from the absent Windmill and finally got humbled in Carrickcruppen.
On Thursday night Alan Burke was drafted in by Whitecross in a bold move but it back fired when the sharper Barry McAllister put the hosts Carrickcruppen 1-0 up.
Shane Phelan couldn't get the better of Tommy Lavelle and it wasn't looking good for 'the Cross'. 2-0.
Surely Whitecross star play Cathal Phelan would drag his 2nd place side back into the match but the free potting Aaron O'Callaghan had other ideas and he put 'Cruppen 3-0 to the good. Michael Feenan v Jamie Lavelle was the pick of the match-ups on paper. Both super potters but Lavelle has been the more consistent this season and he made it 4-0.
That was the chance of winning 2nd place over and the slim chance of a play-off hung in the balance. Marty O'Callaghan who has been brilliant all season beat the experienced Martin McVeigh in a tight frame and it was 4-1.
Gavin Malone was hot favourite against John Brannigan even if Brannigan was fresh from a sensational win over Sheepbridges' Harvey Lavelle. But Brannigan was at it again as he ended the Whitecross dream and secured the 2pts for an incredible 5-1 scoreline.
Joseph McTaggart came off the subs bench to play Stephen Lavelle but the luck didn't change and the 3rd Lavelle on the team sheet made it 6-1.
Mickey O'Hanlon has been having a tremendous season and he was playing Carrickcruppen captain Paul 'Gussy' Hughes. Hughes was no doubt delighted to have masterminded this huge win in this South Armagh derby match and couldn't concentrate on his game with O'Hanlon. The Whitecross anchorman made the scoreline a little more respectable but it was broken hearts all round as Whitecross handed 2nd place to Sheepbridge.