Football League Division Two: Donegal 1-12 1-12 Meath

Martin McElhinney of Donegal challenges Meath opponent Kevin Reilly

Donegal sit two points clear at the top of Division Two after Michael Murphy's late free rescued their unbeaten record against Meath at Ballybofey.

Jim McGuinness's men looked to be heading to a first league defeat until marksman Murphy snatched the draw.

Meath had lead 0-6 to 0-1 but Donegal were only a point behind after Frank McGlynn lobbed keeper Padraig O'Rourke for a 27th-minute goal.

Michael Newman hit back straight away with a goal for Meath.

Donegal were 1-7 to 1-5 down at half-time but scores from Colm McFadden (2) Murphy and Christy Toye saw them draw level.

The 2-12 All-Ireland champions lost Ryan McHugh to a black card, with Karl Lacey coming on as the replacement.

Donegal were ahead briefly but Meath edged ahead through a Graham Riley point with four minutes to go.

The Royals looked like they might hang on but in the end they were denied by free-taker Murphy.

Allianz Football League results

Saturday 8 March

Division One

Dublin 1-22 1-12 Kildare

Division Two

Armagh 2-18 1-12 Laois

Sunday 9 March

Division One

Cork 2-18 3-14 Derry

Kerry 3-15 0-9 Tyrone

Westmeath 3-9 2-17 Mayo

Division Two

Donegal 1-12 1-12 Meath

Galway 1-12 0-8 Down

Monaghan 2-14 0-12 Louth

Division Three

Cavan 1-12 0-10 Sligo

Fermanagh 4-10 3-17 Roscommon

Limerick 1-14 1-13 Wexford

Offaly 1-10 1-15 Longford

Division Four

Carlow 3-15 2-17 Antrim

Tipperary 3-9 0-14 Clare

Waterford 0-9 2-10 London

Wicklow 0-11 1-17 Leitrim

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