Fermanagh in control


Fermanagh 2-12 Roscommon 2-6:Newly promoted Fermanagh continued their good start in Division Three of the football league with a comfortable home victory over Roscommon on Saturday night.

Goals in each half from Daryl Keenan and Paul Ward helped Peter Canavan’s side beat a depleted Roscommon team missing its contingent from Connacht club champions St Brigid’s.

Fermanagh led 1-5 to 0-3 at the end of a first-half memorable for the superb dead-ball kicking of Seán Quigley and Keenan’s 16th minute goal.

Fermanagh’s five-point half-time lead in Brewster Park was stretched to eight after Paul Wards goal in the 38th minute.

But Roscommon rallied with 1-2 inside five minutes, including Donie Smith’s 41st minute goal.

Fermanagh stopped the rot with three quick points from Daryl Keenan, Shane McCabe and Quigley to lead by 2-8 to 1-5.

An injury-time goal from Roscommon midfielder Michael Finneran masked over how emphatic Fermanagh’s win actually was.

FERMANAGH: C Snow; D Kelly, S Lyons, J Woods; M OBrien, B Cox, D McCusker (0-1); J Sherry, R Jones; T McElroy (0-1), S McCabe (0-1), E Donnelly (0-1); P Ward (1-0), D Keenan (1-1), S Quigley (0-7, 5f). Subs: M McGrath for Sherry (60 mins); T Corrigan for Ward (61 mins); A McGuinness for OBrien (68 mins); K Connor for Keenan; B Owens for Cox (both 69 mins).

ROSCOMMON: G Claffey; S McDermott, N Carty, C Daly; P Brogan, N Daly, N Collins; M Finneran (1-0), K Higgins; D Keenan, F Cregg (0-1), D OGara; D Smith (1-2, 2f), C Compton (0-1), C Cregg (0-2). Subs: D Keane for OGara (half-time); C Devaney for C Cregg (54 mins); S Oates for Keenan (57 mins); C Dineen for Compton (67 mins); J McKeague for F Cregg (68 mins).

REFEREE: Noel Mooney (Cavan).

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