Football League Division Four: Leitrim 1-13 1-18 Antrim

Antrim's CJ McGourty
CJ McGourty kicked eight points in Antrim's win over Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon

Antrim kept their Division 4 Football League promotion hopes alive as they earned a comprehensive win over Leitrim at Carrick-on-Shannon.

The goals came early as Alan McLoughlin's fifth-minute Leitrim strike was immediately followed by Michael Pollock's Antrim three-pointer.

As Antrim took control, five CJ McGourty points helped them lead 1-12 to 1-5 at half-time.

McGourty extended his haul to eight as Antrim remained in control thereafter.

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Frank Fitzsimons lauds Antrim display in win over Leitrim

St Gall's attackers McGourty and Pollock combined very effectively in the Antrim attack while the Murray brothers Ryan and Conor also impressed along with Justin Crozier and Paddy McBride.

Antrim's win moves them to three points from three games.

They remain three points behind leaders Offaly who maintained their 100% record by beating Wicklow on Sunday.

However, the Saffrons are only two points behind Longford who currently occupy the second promotion slot, with Carlow also currently on five points.

Frank Fitzsimons's side drew with Carlow in their opener before slipping to a one-point defeat against Longford.

TEAMS

Antrim: C Kerr; C Burke, S McVeigh, D Lynch; J Laverty, J Crozier, T Scullion; M McCann, O Gallagher; C Murray, T McCann, P McBride; R Murray, M Pollock, CJ McGourty. Subs: G Walls, M Kane, P McAleer, B Hasson, D McAleese, N O'Neill, E Killough, R McGrady, M Fitzpatrick, R Wilson, R Johnston.

Allianz Football League results

Saturday

Division One

Tyrone 0-11 1-08 Derry

Division Two

Cavan 0-08 1-09 Down

Division Four

London 0-06 1-18 Longford

Waterford 0-09 0-11 Carlow

Sunday

Division One

Kerry 0-15 1-10 Dublin

Donegal 0-12 1-08 Cork

Mayo 3-15 0-11 Monaghan

Division Two

Roscommon P-P Meath

Kildare 0-12 0-15 Westmeath

Galway P-P Laois

Division Three

Limerick 1-06 2-16 Armagh

Louth 1-16 1-10 Wexford

Fermanagh 2-09 0-11 Tipperary

Clare 0-22 1-13 Sligo

Division Four

Wicklow 2-06 2-18 Offaly

Leitrim 1-13 1-18 Antrim

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