14-man Roscommon needed more than 160 minutes to defeat Sligo 2-16 to 1-15 and claim their first Connacht SFC win since 2001, as goalkeeper Shane Curran's goal and point proved crucial in a rampaging replay at Markievicz Park.

Flame-haired Curran struck home a 48th minute penalty and a late sideline free in normal time after last Sunday's top scorer Frankie Dolan has been dismissed for a second yellow card by Kerry official Aidan Mangan.

However another Davey looked set to again haunt the Primrose and blue as Sean, who struck the injury time equaliser at Dr Hyde Park, watched namesake Jonathan send tonight's game into extra time with his only point with virtually the last kick in front of 15,400.

A first half which saw seven yellow cards and five to the visitors, including Curran, opened with Eamon O'Hara and Michael McNamara both wayward. Dolan clipped over the Ros opener with a third minute free, but was kept scoreless from the next 35 minutes.

Karol Mannion turned off his left to point over Noel McGuire soon after as the visitors impressed, but Sligo levelled by the ninth minute with scores from McNamara and Mark Brehony. A period of wasted frees from Dolan and Dessie Sloyan followed but the first of three penalties awarded by Mangan occurred on 22 minutes with Nigel Dineen impeded as he bore down on Philip Greene's goal.

Ger Heneghan, who made his championship debut last weekend, scooped home the spot kick for a goal lead. Sean Davey quickly steadied himself to reply from the right wing three minutes later and a Paul Taylor point had just a single point between them. Curran and Dolan both picking up cards for rough play on the half hour.

Mannion picked off a second point from play on 33 minutes but Sligo held the edge at the break thanks to a quick point and goal from Taylor. Brian Curran danced through the Ros backline to be felled and earn a penalty, which Taylor dispatched low to the right for a 1-05 to 1-03 lead.

Sean Davey pointed after the restart but five minutes in, Dolan (free) and Paul Noone had the visitors back within a point. Sloyan and midfielder Seamus O'Neill traded points before Dolan levelled the game for the second time, with a 35-metre free from the ground on 44 minutes.

Roscommon then hit the front as Curran crucially netted after Dineen had been fouled in the rebound of Mannion's blocked goal attempt. Dolan's sending off six minutes later stunted Tommy Carr's men for a while as Taylor, Brehony and Sloyan (2 frees) all pointing in between substitute Andy McPadden's solo effort as the game squared up again at 1-11 to 2-08 with Sloyan's second free on 65 minutes.

Gary Cox assumed the mantle and pointed off his left with three minutes remaining, but despite a forty metre free from Curran sailing over in injury time a brace from the Daveys - Sean and substitute Johnathan sent the game into extra time.

Johnathan Dunning offloaded for half back Francie Grehan to point Ros into an early lead in the added period. But eight minutes in Michael Ryan gifted up a close-in free for Sloyan to point to level again. Roscommon went back 2-12 to 1-14 in front inside the first minute of the second half of extra time as Stephen Lohan played in substitute John Tiernan and they looked to have the extra leg as O'Neill pointed off his right boot.

Taylor clipped over a 13-metre free but late points from the busy Grehan, his second, and with the half back fouled, Heneghan engineered a short free out wide to point from the right wing. Dunning's first point proved the winner as Roscommon repeated their 1998 replay success over the Yeats men.

Filed by Barry J Whyte