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Corrigan steers Ferm to top

Corrigan steers Ferm' to top

FERMANAGH moved a step closer to Division 3 of the Allianz National Football League thanks to a convincing 0-16 to 0-9 win over struggling Sligo at Brewster Park yesterday.

Sligo forward Adrian Marren starred in a tight first half, firing over five points to help the Yeats county into a 0-6 to 0-5 lead at the break.

However, Peter Canavan's side powered past the Connacht men with the aid of a second-half breeze.

Seven unanswered points in the third quarter laid the foundations for the result, with Tomás Corrigan and Paul Ward grabbing nine points between them in the Ulster side's seven-point victory..

Fellow promotion chasers Monaghan suffered a set back however, as they lost out to Roscommon 0-8 to 0-7 at Dr Hyde Park after five unanswered points in the concluding 20 minutes saw the home side to a hard-earned win.

Elsewhere Cavan saw off Wicklow 0-14 to 0-11 to push the Leinster side closer to the drop.

It means Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon and Meath, whose scheduled fixture with Antrim in Belfast was postponed, remain in the hunt for promotion.

In Division 4, Limerick made in five wins from six and virtually assured their promotion despite a scare in Ruislip where they defeated London 1-9 to 1-8 after a strong second half from the Exiles.

Offaly and Tipperary are the most likely to join them in Divison 3 with comprehensive wins over Waterford and Leitrim respectively.

Barry Grogan was the star of the show for Tipp grabbing an impressive 2-3 in Semple Stadium while late goals from Graham Guilfoyle and Brian Connor confirmed victory for Offaly.

Also in Division 4, Clare accounted for Carlow in Dr Cullen Park, 1-12 to 0-9.