Football League Division 2: Down defeat Westmeath at Mullingar

Donal O'Hare
Donal O'Hare scored a goal and five points for Down

Down are three points clear at the top of Football League Division Two after comfortably beating Westmeath 2-17 to 0-10 at Mullingar.

Down led 0-9 to 0-2 at half-time and goals from Arthur McConville and Donal O'Hare within a two-minute period early in the second half increased the lead.

McConville had earlier smashed the ball against the crossbar with his fist.

O'Hare top-scored for the Mournemen with 1-5, with McConville contributing 1-2 for Jim McCorry's outfit.

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Jim McCorry was enthusiastic about his side's display at Mullingar

The visitors, who saw off Galway by a point last week, began the game brightly and built up a sizeable half-time advantage thanks to points from Mark Poland (3), McConville (2), Conor Laverty, Darragh O'Hanlon, Donal O'Hare and Kevin McKernan.

McConville's goal two minutes after the break was followed by one from O'Hare two minutes later.

Down manager Jim McCorry: "It was a very good performance, a real team effort which was delightful to watch from a coaching point of view.

"We put over some good scores and were determined not to stand off the opposition and give them space to play."

WEEKEND RESULTS

SATURDAY

Football League Division 1

Mayo 0-10 2-18 Dublin

Division 2

Meath 0-13 0-13 Laois

Hurling League Division 1A

Clare 2-22 2-20 Dublin

Division 1B

Limerick 0-21 1-21 Offaly

Division 2B

Kildare 3-20 1-14 Mayo

Division 3B

Longford 2-16 2-11 Warwickshire

SUNDAY

Football League Division 1

Kerry 2-13 2-11 Donegal

Monaghan 0-15 0-10 Derry

Tyrone 2-10 0-17 Cork

Division 2

Galway 0-10 0-12 Cavan

Kildare 2-12 0-24 Roscommon

Westmeath 0-10 2-17 Down

Division 3

Clare 1-11 3-11 Armagh

Fermanagh 2-19 2-10 Limerick

Louth 3-11 4-16 Tipperary

Sligo 2-10 1-08 Wexford

Division 4

Offaly 0-14 1-10 Carlow

Wicklow 1-10 1-16 Longford

Waterford 0-13 0-15 Antrim

Hurling League Division 1A

Tipperary 2-22 1-13 Kilkenny

Galway 0-20 2-17 Cork

Division 1B

Waterford 4-30 0-10 Antrim

Laois 0-25 5-22 Wexford

Division 2A

Carlow 3-17 1-24 Kerry

Westmeath 1-22 2-10 Wicklow

Division 2B

Down 4-17 2-11 Donegal

Meath 1-15 1-17 Armagh

Division 3A

Tyrone 1-20 2-07 Louth

Monaghan 0-18 2-12 Fingal

Roscommon 0-16 0-06 Fermanagh

Division 3B

Sligo 2-10 1-15 Leitrim

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