Johnston moves Cavan into promotion frame as Westmeath push Limerick towards the drop

There were pivotal games in Divisions 2 and 3 of the Allianz Football League tonight.

Seanie Johnston scored 1-1 for Cavan this evening.
Seanie Johnston scored 1-1 for Cavan this evening.
Image: James Crombie/INPHO

RESURGENT CAVAN HAVE moved firmly into the promotion picture in Division 2 of the Allianz Football League.

The Breffni men collected their third successive victory in the second tier tonight, seeing off hosts Fermanagh by 1-12 to 0-9 at Brewster Park.

That man Seanie Johnston continued his impressive form in 2016 with a crucial 1-1 haul.

Johnston’s 48th minute goal was crucial as Cavan moved second in the table behind pacesetters Tyrone as Fermanagh’s relegation worries increase.

Fermanagh managed just one point from play as Cavan had nine different players on target.

Gearoid McKiernan tackled by Paul Varley Gearoid McKiernan was excellent once again for Cavan. Source: Mike Shaughnessy/INPHO

And yet the sides were level at 0-4 with ten minutes of the first half remaining before a couple of Gearoid McKiernan points handed Cavan a 0-6 to 0-4 half-time lead.

Fermanagh cut the deficit to just a point with a Tomás Corrigan free early in the second half but Cavan stepped on the gas and Johnston’s goal gave them a real buffer.

In Division 3, meanwhile, Limerick are staring relegation in the face after slumping to a fourth defeat from five matches.

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John Brudair John Brudair's Limerick are deep in relegation trouble. Source: Presseye/Andrew Paton/INPHO

Westmeath travelled to the Gaelic Grounds and collected their first victory of the campaign, running out comprehensive 3-14 to 0-7 winners.

The Lake County did the damage in the first half as Jamie Dolan scored two goals and John Heslin collected 1-4 to help establish a 3-7 to 0-5 half-timelead.

Callum McCormack was another to impress for the visitors as he scored five points on the night against the basement team.

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