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Allianz FL: Division 3 round-up

Updated: Sunday, 09 Feb 2014 19:00 | Comments

Roscommon top of the league after two games
Roscommon top of the league after two games

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Roscommon ended the second round of fixtures in Allianz League Division 3 on top of the table after a routine victory over Wexford in Kiltoom.

With the attention of many in the county focused on Fuerty in the Junior club final in Croke Park, the fixture clash did not distract the Rossies, who were never in trouble and already 1-06 to 0-01 up after 15 minutes. Wexford looked unable to reproduce the performance that gave them their opening league win over Offaly.

The result was never in doubt and Roscommon had a seven point margin of victory in the end, easing to victory by 1-16 to 1-09. 

The win makes it two-from-two for Roscommon, who now lead the division from Cavan on points difference.

The Breffni county maintained their 100% record against Offaly in Tullamore – running out winners by 1-11 to 0-08. Cavan were never in trouble against a poor Offaly side – who were already seven points down before they managed to register their first point.

It was a routine outing for Cavan from that point, who confirmed the win with a Eugene Keating goal early in the second half. They now stand level with Roscommon on four points.

Another team still looking for their first point of the season, Longford remain at the wrong end of the Division 3 table after losing to Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on a 2-11 to 0-11 scoreline. A second defeat of this year’s league campaign for Longford was sealed by two second half goals for Limerick.

Ger Collins raised the green flag for the Treatymen in the 54th minute. Shortly after, Longford’s Shane Mulligan received a black card for a challenge in the square. The resulting penalty was put away by Seanie Buckley. The goal put the game beyond Longford, who remain without a point in this year’s league campaign.

On Saturday night, Fermanagh made amends for their opening round defeat to Cavan with a comprehensive 2-13 to 1-10 victory over Sligo.

Goals from Sean Quigley (1-08) and Ryan Jones put Fermanagh in command but Mark Breheny replied with a major for the visitors and the Yeats County went into the break with a narrow lead, 1-07 to 2-03. 

However, Sligo were reduced to 13 men in the second half when James Kilcullen and Keelan Cawley were sent off, and Pete McGrath's side surged on to run out six-point winners.

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