FL2: Rossies possess too much fire power for Louth

February 25, 2018

Louth's Andy McDonnell has Ciarain Murtagh of Roscommon for company. Pic A. Kinahan

Roscommon returned to winning ways in the Allianz FL Division 2 in impressive fashion against Louth this afternoon.

After suffering defeat to Down last time out, Kevin McStay's side bounced back with a comprehensive 1-21 to 0-12 victory over the Wee County in Drogheda.

Eight players made the scoresheet for the winners while substitute Donie Smith - who replaced Cathal Cregg in the 40th minute - took the scoring honours with 0-7 (3 frees).

The writing was on the wall for Pete McGrath's side after just seven minutes as they found themselves 0-0 to 0-5 in arrears.

Ryan Burns got them off the mark at the end of the opening quarter and they trailed by 0-6 to 0-10 when the half-time whistle sounded.

Diarmaid Murtagh's 48th minute goal wrapped up the two points for the primrose and blues who now turn their attention to next weekend's away fixture against Clare.

Roscommon - J Featherston; S McDermott, P Domican, D Murray; R Daly, N Daly (0-1), R Timothy; E Smith (0-2), C Daly (0-2); C Murtagh (0-2, 1f), N Kilroy, C Devaney (0-3); D Murtagh (1-3), C Lennon (0-1), C Cregg. Subs: J McManus for R Timothy, D Smith (0-7, 3f) for C Cregg, C Compton for D Murray, F Cregg for C Murtagh, I Kilbride for E Smith, S Killoran for D Murtagh.

Louth - C Lynch; D Marks, E Carolan, J Craven; D Maguire (0-1), B Duffy (0-1), A Williams (0-1); T Durnin (0-1), A McDonnell (0-2); E Lafferty, C Grimes, R Holcroft; W Woods, D Byrne, R Burns (0-3f). Subs: R Nally for W Woods (BC), J Stewart for T Durnin, G McSorley (0-3) for R Holcroft, F Donohoe for A Williams (BC), E Keenan for D Maguire.

Referee - L Devenney.

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