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Derry steal controversial win from Kildare, while Louth and Wexford maintain winning starts

We take you through all the action from the three lower tiers of the Allianz Football League.

Image: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

DERRY SNATCHED VICTORY from Kildare at the death in their Division 2 clash at Celtic Park.

Emmett McGuckin fisted in a controversial goal deep into stoppage-time, with the Lilywhites furious that referee Sean Hurson failed to award a free out for a foul on goalkeeper Mark Donnellan.

It was a first league defeat for Kildare in 2017, after opening their season with impressive victories over Meath and Cork.

Chris Healy bagged Kildare’s opening goal in their 1-18 to 1-17 defeat, while Jamies Kielt top-scored for the home side with nine points.

Division 2 results

Colin Kelly Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

In Division 3 Louth remain on course for promotion after picking up their third straight victory in the third tier.

Louth had five points to spare over Offaly in O’Connor Park, winning by 2-13 to 0-14, with young poacher Ryan Burns netting both of their goals in the opening half.

Armagh defeated Longford on a scoreline of 3-13 to 3-9 to pick up their first win of the campaign. Jamie Clarke, Oisin O’Neill and Stefan Campbell hit the net for the Orchard in an impressive victory.

Finally, Antrim also secured their first points in the division to move off the foot of the table. They ran out 0-11 to 1-7 winners over Sligo, who led by two at the break thanks to Niall Murphy’s goal.

Division 3 results

  • Antrim 0-11 Sligo 1-7
  • Longford 3-9 Armagh 3-11
  • Offaly 0-14 Louth 2-13

Seamus McEnaney Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Division 4 saw Wexford, Westmeath and Wicklow secure wins today.

Table-toppers Wexford maintained their 100 percent record with a narrow 1-9 to 0-10 victory against Waterford at Innovate Wexford Park.

Kevin O’Grady kicked 1-2 as they continued their winning start to the season.

Westmeath cantered to a 2-18 to 1-9 win over Leitrim, with John Heslin and Tommy McDaniels netting goals for the Lake County.

Ronan Kennedy’s goal for Leitrim on 48 minutes left just four points between the sides, but Westmeath scored six of the next seven points to race clear.

John Daly and Adrian Moyles scored goals for London, but they couldn’t prevent them from falling to a 0-17 to 2-4 defeat to 14-man Wicklow.

Division 4 results

  • Westmeath 2-18 Leitrim 1-9
  • Wicklow 0-17 London 2-4
  • Wexford 1-9 Waterford 0-10

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