Antrim and Westmeath edge second wins in Division 3

February 04, 2024

Westmeath's Ronan O'Toole. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Antrim held on to deny Offaly and claim their second win in as many games in Division 3 of the Allianz Football League.

The 2-5 to 1-7 victory at Corrigan Park saw the hosts only registering two points in the second-half but still holding on to win by one in the end.

Ronan Boyle and Dominic McEnhill (penalty) netted the first-half goals for the Glensmen before the visitors got one of their own back before half-time via Anton Sullivan.

Andy McEntee’s side would be reduced to 14 men in the 50th minute but, despite pressure from their Leinster counterparts, were still able to hold on for both points.

In Mullingar, Ronan O’Toole was the hero for Westmeath as they clinched a late 1-11 to 0-13 victory over Clare.

The visitors had dominated large portions of the first-half to lead by 0-10 to 1-1 at the half, but Dessie Dolan’s men battled back with the windy conditions in their favour and had it level in the first minute of injury-time ahead of O’Toole winning it for them five minutes later.

Sligo made their goals count in a 2-10 to 1-11 win against Wicklow at Markievicz Park to get themselves up and running in Division 3.

Pat Spillane and Niall Murphy (penalty) hammered in the Yeats men’s majors in the first-half, while a brace of points from Sean Carrabine in the closing minutes worked the oracle for the home side.

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