Football League: Cavan 0-14 2-13 Kildare

Niall McDermott scored six points for Cavan against Kildare
Niall McDermott scored six points for Cavan against Kildare

Cavan's hopes of promotion from Division Two have suffered a blow after this five-point defeat by Kildare.

Eoghan O'Flaherty scored Kildare's opening goal at Breffni Park before Cavan defender Damien O'Reilly was sent-off on 19 minutes.

Cavan led 0-8 to 1-4 at the break but the Lilywhites edged ahead, although David Hyland was dismissed to reduce the visitors to 14 men.

Daniel Flynn's late goal sealed victory for the Leinster side.

O'Flaherty hit the Cavan net seconds after Conor Gilsenan saved a penalty from Fionn Dowling after a foul on Eamon Callaghan.

O'Reilly's dismissal, after an off-the-ball incident, was a blow to the hosts but the game remained close with Niall McDermott and Martin Reilly among the Cavan scorers.

Kildare's Padraig O'Neill was black-carded before Dara McVeety popped up with the final point of the first half to give Cavan a narrow advantage at the interval.

Kildare moved in front early in the second half although points from McDermott and Gearoid McKiernan kept Cavan in touch.

Hyland was sent-off, also after an off-the-ball incident, and Cavan were just two back with five minutes to go.

But their hopes of a comeback were dashed when Flynn hit the net with two minutes remaining.

It's a second straight loss for Terry Hyland's team, who lie sixth after playing four games.

Saturday 7 March

Football League Division One

Dublin 1-9 0-12 Tyrone

Division Two

Cavan 0-14 2-13 Kildare

Meath 4-10 0-11 Westmeath

Division Three

Armagh 1-10 1-10 Fermanagh

Tipperary 2-11 1-8 Clare

Sunday 8 March

Football League Division One

Cork 3-17 2-9 Kerry

Derry 1-13 2-12 Mayo

Donegal 1-4 0-9 Monaghan

Division Two

Down 1-17 1-16 Galway

Laois 2-17 0-16 Roscommon

Division Three

Sligo 2-26 2-9 Louth

Wexford 1-16 2-12 Limerick

Division Four

Antrim 1-12 1-8 London

Offaly 2-13 1-16 Leitrim

Longford 1-12 1-10 Waterford

Carlow 0-9 0-9 Wicklow