Football League Division 3 round-up

Football League Division 3 round-up

Monaghan and Cavan claimed wins in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League, while Antrim, Fermanagh, Roscommon and Wicklow shared the spoils in their respective matches.

Monaghan always looked in control in their 1-12 to 0-7 win over Sligo at St. Tiernach's Park in Clones this afternoon.

The Farney men led by 0-6 to 0-2 at the interval, with Kieran Hughes impressive for the hosts.

Monaghan continued to dominate on the restart, with Christopher McGuinness netting the lone goal.

Wicklow substitute Conor McGraynor was hugely influential as the Garden County snatched a 1-10 to 0-13 draw away to the Rossies at Dr. Hyde Park.

Roscommon led by 0-11 to 0-6 with 10 minutes to go, following a Donal Smith point.

However, DCU student McGraynor bagged a brace of points from placed balls, and cancelled out a David O'Gara fisted score with his third point as Wicklow fought back in determined fashion.

McGraynor also set up a John McGrath point and Darren Hayden's late goal to ensure a share of the league points.

Meanwhile, on Saturday night, Cavan impressed as they beat neighbours Meath by 0-15 to 1-6 at Pairc Tailteann in Navan.

The Breffni men were in control throughout and raced into a 0-10 to 0-1 interval lead, with scores from David Givney, Cian Mackey, Niall McDermott and Gearoid McKiernan.

Meath bounced back on the restart thanks to a Michael Newman goal and although the Royals cut the gap to five points, Cavan finished strongly with points from Martin Reilly and Jack Brady.

Elsewhere, Antrim and Fermanagh played out a 2-9 to 1-12 draw at Casement Park as the Ernesiders ost their 100% record in the division.

The sides were tied at 1-2 to 0-5 at the break, with Kevin Niblock netting the only goal of the opening half for Antrim after excellent work by Conor Murray.

Fermanagh took the lead on the restart thanks to a Daryl Keenan goal, but Murray and Tomás McCann kept the Saffrons in touch.

Scores from Conor and Seán Quigley pushed Fermanagh ahead, but despite the dismissal of Justin Crozier on a second yellow card, Antrim took the lead late on with a Murray score.

However, Fermanagh's Paul Ward snatched a late equaliser.

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