A 47th minute Tomás Beirne goal put Leitrim on level terms with the Yeats County men who had enjoyed a 2-7 to 0-7 interval lead thanks to Adrian Marren who scored a penalty before the break.
Scorers for Leitrim: E. Mulligan 0-7 (0-5f), T. Beirne 1-0, F. Clancy 0-2, A. Hickey, R. Cox, D. Sweeney 0-1 each.
Scorers for Sligo: A. Marren 1-3 (0-3f), N. Murphy 1-0, D. O’Boyle, C. Harrison, C. Brennan, C. Burns, C, Griffin 0-1 each.
LEITRIM: C. McCrann; Gavin Reynolds, P. Maguire, B. Prior; P. Brennan, Garry Reynolds, S. Foley; A. Hickey, D. Moran; D. Beck, F. Clancy, G. Hickey; E. Mulligan, T. Beirne, R. Cox.
Subs: W. McKeon for Gavin Reynolds (14); D. Sweeney for Foley (Ht); J. Glancy for G. hickey (38); C. Reynolds for A. Hickey (38); S. McWeeney for Beck (52).
SLIGO: A. Devaney; B. Walsh, M. Quinn, G. Ryan; C. Harrison, N. Ewing, J. Kelly; J. Kilcullen, D. O’Boyle; P. Hughes, N. Murphy, C. Griffin; D. Kelly, A. Marren, C. Brennan.
Subs: B. O’Mahony for O’Boyle (42); J. Quinn for Brennan (45); C. McGee for D. Kelly (52); K. Sweeney for Murphy (53); K. McDonald for Griffin (55).
Referee: P. Neilan (Roscommon).