Football League: Leaders Tyrone beat Derry to remain unbeaten

Gareth McKinless and Mattie Donnelly in action as Tyrone beat Derry at Healy Park
Gareth McKinless and Mattie Donnelly in action as Tyrone beat Derry at Healy Park

Football League Divison Two leaders Tyrone beat Derry by nine points, 2-15 to 0-12, in the Ulster derby at Healy Park to remain unbeaten in 2016.

Trailing 0-4 to 0-2 early on, Tyrone bounced back to lead 0-10 to 0-6 after a first half which saw defences on top.

A Sean Cavanagh goal made it 1-13 to 0-9 to the hosts, then Derry had captain Chrissy McKaigue sent-off for a second yellow card offence late in the game.

Aidan McCrory found the net to complete a convincing success for the Red Hands.

For Derry, it was another disappointing defeat following their home loss at the hands of Galway last week.

O'Neill top-scored for Mickey Harte's side with six points, with Cavanagh contributing 1-3 and Richard Donnelly 0-4.

James Kielt landed three points for the Oak Leafers, who also lost to their Ulster rivals in the McKenna Cup final in January.


Saturday - Results

Division 1

Dublin 2-14 2-10 Cork

Division 2

Cavan 3-18 0-10 Armagh

Tyrone 2-15 0-12 Derry

Division 4

Waterford 0-11 0-12 Wexford

Sunday - 14:00 GMT unless stated

Division 1

Roscommon v Down, Pearse Park, Longford

Kerry v Donegal, Tralee, 14:30

Monaghan v Mayo, Clones, 14:30

Division 2

Fermanagh v Laois, Enniskillen

Galway v Meath, Pearse Stadium

Division 3

Tipperary v Offaly, Sean Treacy Park, 12:30

Kildare v Limerick, Newbridge, 13:30

Clare v Westmeath, Ennis

Sligo v Longford, Markievicz Park, 14:30

Division 4

London v Antrim, Ruislip, 13:00

Leitrim v Louth, Carrick-on-Shannon

Wicklow v Carlow, Aughrim, 14:30