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Allianz FL: Division 3 round-up

Updated: Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 17:22 | Comments

Fergal Flanagan's goal was decisive for Cavan
Fergal Flanagan's goal was decisive for Cavan

Wexford, Sligo, Roscommon and Cavan recorded wins in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League this afternoon.

At O'Kennedy Park, New Ross, Wexford recorded a 1-14 to 0-12 win over Offaly.

Offaly led by 0-01 to 0-00 after just 25 seconds thanks to a Niall McNamee point, but failed to score for a further 25 minutes, as the hosts got firmly on top.

Wexford led by 0-06 to 0-01 midway through the half, and moved eight points clear, following a 21st minute goal from Tiernan Rossiter.

Anton Sullivan broke the Offaly deadlock in the 25th minute, with the visitors finishing the half strongly as Niall Darby, Ciaran Hurley, Ken Casey and Nigel Dunne ensured a 1-06 to 0-06 interval score-line.

Wexford moved five points clear inside four minutes of the restart, and although Offaly worked hard, Ciaran Lyng, PJ Banville and Ben Brosnan kept the hosts on top.

Sligo finished strongly to claim a 0-15 to 0-13 win over Limerick at Markievicz Park.

Limerick led by 0-08 to 0-05 at half-time, with Seamus O'Carroll and Ian Ryan among their first-half scorers.

Sligo edged their way into contention thanks to the efforts of free taker Adrian Marren and Stephen Coen, with an Eoin McHugh point levelling the tie at 0-09 apiece.

The sides were again level at 0-12 apiece with seven minutes remaining, but Sligo scored three of the final four points, with Marren on target for all of these scores as they claimed a two-point win.

Longford were held scoreless in the closing 10 minutes, as Roscommon registered a 0-13 to 0-10 win over the hosts at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Longford led by 0-07 to 0-04 at half-time, with Paul McKeon and Francis McGee among the hosts first-half scorers.

Donal Shine worked hard for Roscommon early on the restart, with his side tieing the game in the 44th minute.

Longford moved 0-09 to 0-07 ahead midway through the half, but Roscommon worked hard with a trio of Senan Kilbride points handing his side the lead.

Cathal Cregg and Kevin Higgins were also on target for Roscommon late on to ensure a three-point win.

A day later than originally scheduled, Cavan claimed a 1-12 to 0-11 win over Fermanagh at Kingspan Breffni Park.

The hosts edged to a nervy victory, with Fergal Flanagan netting what proved to be a decisive goal eight minutes from the end.

Cavan led by 0-10 to 0-04 at half-time, with Eugene Keating (0-05), Martin Reilly (0-03) and David Givney (0-02) registering their first half points.

Tomas Corrigan scored all of Fermanagh's first half tally, and added their fifth point inside six minutes of the restart.

A Corrigan point ensured a 0-12 to 0-09 score-line at the end of the third quarter, and although Ryan Jones cut the gap to two points with 11 minutes remaining, Cavan finished strongly thanks to Flanagan's goal. 

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