Last-minute goal earns point for Sligo

Sligo 1-7 Limerick 0-10

Sligo 1-7 Limerick 0-10

Limerick remain on top of Division 1B despite drawing with now second-from-bottom Sligo, after Yeats county substitute Brian Curran scored a dramatic last minute goal to end the game in a stalemate at a sodden Markievicz Park.

John McPartland fired in a dangerous ball for Tubbercurry midfielder Curran to net a leveller but Limerick’s point from the game sees them just one ahead of second-placed Wexford.

A low scoring opening half saw Maurice Horan put the visitors in front after 50 seconds before corner forward Eoin Keating’s 30-metre effort was cancelled out by a Sligo brace from Sean Davey and Adrian Marron levelled.

Sligo were missing the cutting edge of Dessie Sloyan in attack but hit the front on the half hour, 0-4 to 0-3 through scores from Marron and Mark Brehony (1f), with Keatin hitting his second, but also grabbing three of Limerick’s eight first half wides.

The second half was a largely listless affair with Brehony pointing two of Sligo’s three scores before normal time ended.

Muiris Gavin (0-2) got in on the scoring act for the visitors and Stephen Kelly looked to have given them a deserved win.

But just as the Shannonsiders had drawn level in the final seconds against Meath last Sunday, up popped Curran in stoppage time to claim what could be a vital point for Sligo.

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