Peter Canavan's Fermanagh side defeated Sligo in impressive fashion. ©INPHO/Presseye/Jonathan Porter
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Division 3FL round up: Wins for Fermanagh, Cavan, and Roscommon

An unplayable pitch at Casement Park ensured Antrim’s clash with Meath was postponed. Fermanagh, Cavan, and Roscommon took advantage in the promotion race.

Division 3 FL round up
Fermanagh 0-15
Sligo 0-9

Peter Canavan’s Fermanagh kept their promotion push alive with a merited win over Sligo at Brewster Park.

Fermanagh worked diligently throughout the first half and were only one point behind at the break having played against the breeze.

That was significant, but so was the fact that Fermanagh reeled off seven points without reply early in the second period.

Adrian Marren’s sweet kicking style had been a feature of the game as Sligo led 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time.

Tomas Corrigan was in great shooting form for Fermanagh, who held out to record a morale boosting success ahead of their impending trip to Navan.

Scorers for Fermanagh: Tomas Corrigan 0-5 (2fs), Paul Ward 0-4 (1f), Declan McCusker 0-3, Daryl Keenan 0-1, Tommy McElroy 0-1, Martin O’Brien 0-1,
Scorers for Sligo: Adrian Marren 0-7 (6fs), Niall Murphy 0-1, Francis Quinn 0-1.

Cavan 0-14
Wicklow 0-11

Martin Dunne and Martin Reilly’s excellent opening period displays helped Cavan record a road success at Aughrim.

Cavan were 0-8 to 0-4 in front at the break with Dunne and Reilly punishing Wicklow mistakes with crisp finishing.

Wicklow did threaten comebacks on a couple of occasions when the action recommenced, but Carlow were determined throughout.

Dunne, though, and substitute Declan McKiernan lofted important scores for Cavan, who emerged three point winners which leaves them very much in the promotion reckoning.

Roscommon 0-8
Monaghan 0-7

Roscommon eked out a valuable victory at Dr Hyde Park seeing off Monaghan by the narrowest of margins.

It didn’t look good for John Evans’ side at half-time when they trailed by 0-5 to 0-2, but they were more clinical when they needed to be late on.

Eoin Duffy and Darren Hughes contributed handsomely for Monaghan initially, but the visitors were ailing in the closing stages as Roscommon seized the initiative hitting five points in a row.