Kildare enjoyed a goal feast as they kept their promotion bid very much on track against a helpless Roscommon side in Athleague.
Goals from Tony Murphy and Paul Divilly gave the visitors a comfortable 2-8 to 0-6 cushion at the interval. The second half was a mismatch as Kildare added three further goals from the sticks of David Harney, substitute Gerry Keegan and Martin Fitzgerald.
Roscommon did grab a consolation score when sub Cillian Egan goaled in injury-time.
KILDARE: P Dermody; P Reidy, F Ó’Muineacháin, J Doran; J O’Malley, R Hoban (0-2, 2f); N Ó’Muineacháin; K Divilly (0-2), M Maloney (0-1); C Kenny (0-3), D Harney (1-3), P Divilly (1-3, 2f); M Fitzgerald (1-0), T Murphy (1-2), L Quinn (0-2).
Subs: E O’Neill for O’Malley (h-t), G Keegan (1-1) for Murphy (47), D Kennedy for Kenny (53), P Curtin for F Ó’Muineacháin (60), D Smith for Harney (65).
ROSCOMMON: D Dowd; S Curley (0-1, ’65), P Kelly, D Fallon; N Keenan, M Kelly (0-1, 1f), D Flaherty; T Seale, A Moore; D Nolan (0-2), J Coyne (0-2), E Mulry; D Dolan (0-7, 6f), G Fallon, E Kenny.
Subs: J Lawlor for Kenny (30), K Conneely for Seale (h-t), C Egan (1-0) for Flaherty (39), B Kelly for Fallon (39), D Dowling for Keenan (65).
Referee: S Hourigan (Limerick).
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