Football League Division Four: Antrim secure promotion by beating Wicklow

Kevin Niblock and Tomas McCann
Tomas McCann's maintained his impressive league form for Antrim

Antrim secured promotion from Division Four of the Football League and maintained their 100% record by beating Wicklow 2-13 to 1-12 at Aughrim.

Gary Allen shocked the Saffrons with a first-minute goal but Tomas McCann immediately replied in kind as Antrim moved 1-8 to 1-3 ahead by half-time.

Brian Neeson's 56th-minute goal extended Antrim's lead to 2-12 to 1-8.

With Paul Cunningham scoring freely, Wicklow produced late pressure but Antrim held on to win by four.

Michael McCann and Matthew Fitzpatrick were also among Antrim's scorers at Aughrim.

Allen's early three-pointer for Wicklow was the first goal Antrim have conceded in this year's league.

Louth secured the other promotion spot in Division Four by beating Wicklow 0-13 to 0-11 at Drogheda.

The Saffrons will meet Louth in their final round robin game at Corrigan Park next Sunday before the counties tussle again in the Division Four final on Saturday, 23 April.

ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE RESULTS

Sunday

Division One

Cork 0-12 0-07 Down

Monaghan 1-09 1-17 Kerry

Roscommon 1-07 1-11 Mayo

Division Two

Derry 2-12 2-12 Meath

Cavan 1-17 0-15 Laois

Galway 0-15 0-15 Fermanagh

Division Three

Westmeath 1-09 0-09 Offaly

Clare 1-17 0-15 Longford

Sligo 3-10 1-12 Limerick

Division Four

Waterford 0-12 0-13 London

Wicklow 1-12 2-13 Antrim

Louth 0-13 0-11 Wexford

Saturday

Division One

Dublin 1-10 0-07 Donegal

Division Two

Tyrone 0-13 1-10 Armagh

Division Three

Tipperary 1-05 2-13 Kildare

Division Four

Leitrim 1-04 0-12 Carlow

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