Monaghan on top, while Meath record second win

Monaghan top Division 3 of the Allianz Football League after the weekends games after beating Ulster rivals Fermanagh, while Meath recorded their second win by overcoming Roscommon.

Monaghan top Division 3 of the Allianz Football League after the weekends games after beating Ulster rivals Fermanagh, while Meath recorded their second win by overcoming Roscommon.

Monaghan held out on Saturday night at Brewster Park in Enniskillen to claim a 0-14 to 0-12 win over Fermanagh.

The visitors ending Fermanagh's unbeaten league run under manager Peter Canavan which stretched back to February 2012.

The Farney men led by 0-9 to 0-6 at half-time and although Fermanagh bounced back to tie the game at 0-11 apiece with 12 minutes remaining, Monaghan dug deep for victory with Conor McManus, Paul Finlay (0-5 each) and Owen Duffy (0-4) impressive.

Monaghan had DIT's Sigerson Cup-winning captain Colin Walshe dismissed on a second yellow card late on, while Darren Hughes missed a late penalty.

A good start proved half the battle for Meath as they ran out 2-11 to 0-12 victors over Roscommon at Dr. Hyde Park this afternoon.

Goals from Kevin and Graham Reilly helped the visitors take a 2-6 to 0-3 interval lead, and although Roscommon fought back on the restart Mick O'Dowd's charges never looked like beight caught with Cian Ward catching the eye.

Four players were sent to the line as Wicklow and Antrim played out a fiercely-contested 2-7 to 1-10 draw at Aughrim.

The hosts finished with 12 men as Stephen Byrne, Darren Hayden and Dean Healy were all dismissed for their second bookable offences, but they still managed to hold out for a share of the spoils.

Michael Herron was the lone Antrim player to be dismissed after he was also flashed a second yellow card by busy referee Derek O'Mahoney.

The sides were level at 0-4 apiece at the end of a low-scoring first half, but Jack Dalton bagged a goal for Wicklow on the restart.

Antrim bounced back thanks to a Tomas McCann penalty goal, but Wicklow kept up the pressure and snatched a draw with Anthony McLoughlin netting their second goal.

Meanwhile, a late goal from Eugene Keating helped Cavan earn a 1-12 to 2-9 draw with Sligo at Markievicz Park.

Sligo let a five-point lead slip with Barry Reilly taking two points and Keating's goal guiding the visitors to a valuable league point.

Sligo led by 1-5 to 0-2 early on, with Shane McManus netting their goal. Stephen Gilmartin added a further goal on the restart, but Cavan kept their composure with Keating claiming a crucial three-pointer.

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