Football League Division Three: Fermanagh 0-15 0-9 Sligo

Fermanagh's Tomas Corrigan

Fermanagh replaced derby rivals Monaghan at the top of Division Three after a 0-15 to 0-9 win over Sligo.

Sligo forward Adrian Marren starred in a tight first half, firing over five points to help the Yeats county into a 0-6 to 0-5 lead at the break.

Fermanagh won the game early in the second half with Tomas Corrigan hitting three of seven points without reply.

Monaghan were beaten 0-8 to 0-7 by Roscommon while Cavan earned a 0-14 to 0-11 away win over Wicklow.

Fermanagh lead Monaghan by a point with just one round of games remaining while third-placed Cavan also have a chance of promotion.

Declan McCusker and Corrigan each scored two points for the Ernemen in the opening 35 minutes with Paul Ward also on the scoresheet at Brewster Park.

A close game became a one-sided affair in the second half thanks to Fermanagh's seven-point blast.

Daryl Keenan, Ward, Marty O'Brien and Tommy McElroy added to Corrigan's treble as the Ernemen surged clear.

"We were slow to settle in the first half although we were playing into a stiff breeze," said Fermanagh boss Peter Canavan.

"But we grew stronger as the game went on and put in a very competent second-half performance.

"We're delighted with the position we are in and without doubt there has been an improvement in the team from a year ago.

"We were missing key players so this result is a ringing endorsement of what this team has achieved."

Monaghan led Roscommon 0-5 to 0-2 at half-time in Dr Hyde Park and were three points clear midway through the second half.

But the hosts hit four unanswered points to snatch a one-point victory and Kiernan Hughes, Monaghan's top scorer with two points, was sent-off in stoppage time for two yellow cards.

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