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Winless Kildare and Laois prop up Division II as Roscommon and Cavan remain undefeated

Laois are also rooted to the bottom of the Division II table.

Diarmuid Murtagh celebrates scoring for Roscommon.
Diarmuid Murtagh celebrates scoring for Roscommon.
Image: Presseye/Russell Pritchard/INPHO

Meath 0-13

Kildare 0-11

JASON RYAN AND his selectors must be left scratching their heads as Kildare squandered a healthy second half lead for the second time in the space of as many weeks in their two-point loss to Meath at Páirc Tailteann this evening.

While not quite as dramatic and the 2-1 they conceded in the final 90 seconds of last week’s loss to Down, the Lilywhites held a four point lead on 41 minutes only to be outscored 0-8 to 0-2 by their hosts over the final half hour of the Allianz Division II clash.

The win, coupled with results elsewhere, means Kildare are in real danger of back-to-back relegations but will have to wait until March for their next game to put things right.

They remain rooted to the foot of the table with neighbours Laois after the Leinster outfit lost by five points to Cavan in Portlaoise, despite two goals from Donie Kingston.

The Arles/Killeen forward bagged his first on three minutes but Cavan would go on to dominate the half only to concede a second to Kingston on 31 minutes to ensure the sides went in level at the break, 2-3 to 0-9.

The Ulster side had much the better of the second half, however, and the win keeps them undefeated in the league’s second tier.

Roscommon are also yet to taste defeat in this year’s league campaign after a four point win over Down in Newry tonight.

Diarmuid Murtagh’s goal deep into first half injury time was enough to send the visitors into the break with a six point lead, 1-9 to 0-6

Despite a second half maximum from Arthur McConville, Down were unable to close the gap significanly and it’s the Rossies who move onto three points from a possible four.

Allianz Division II Football League Results

Meath 0-13 Kildare 0-11
Laois 2-6 Cavan 0-17
Down 1-11 Roscommon 1-15

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