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Allianz League Division 3 & 4: Down Sneak Past Carlow With Late Score

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Only one game across Division 3 and 4 fell victim to the weather today as Louth’s crucial clash with Westmeath was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. 

Elsewhere, Down look red-hot favourites to be promoted on the final day after kicking a late score to defeat Carlow in Dr Cullen Park.

In Divison 4, Antrim and Wexford picked up wins, while Derry defeated Leitrim in the Division 4 final preview show.

Here are the results from Division 3 and 4 in Round Six of the Allianz Football League.


Allianz Football League Division 3

Offaly 0-15 Laois 2-12

Laois kept their promotion hopes alive with a three-point win over Offaly in O’Connor Park this afternoon.

Goals from Evan O’Carroll and Paul Cahillane helped Laois fight back from a first-half deficit.

Laois move into second as a result and a win over Carlow next weekend will give them a huge chance of qualification for the league final.

Longford 2-15  Sligo 0-14

Longford hosted an already relegated Sligo this afternoon in Pearse Park and came out on top by seven points in the end.

Sligo led the game for most of the first and ended up 0-11 to 0-9 in front at the break. However, it all went pear-shaped two minutes after half-time when Darren Gallagher netted for Longford to put them in front.

A Nigel Rabbitte goal towards the end killed the game off for Longford and ensured their safety in Division 3 in the process.

Louth P – P Westmeath

Westmeath were due to travel to Drogheda this afternoon to take on Louth in a game that has serious repercussions with regards to how the Division 3 league table will look come to the end of next week.

Unfortunately, the game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. A re-fixture is yet to be officially announced.

Carlow 1-11 Down 0-15

A late, late free from Donal O’Hare saved Down’s blushes in Dr Cullen Park today as they overcame Carlow by a single score.

Both teams remain in the same position they started in; Down are top with 10 points and heading towards Division 2, while Carlow remain third from bottom.


Allianz Football League Division 4

London 0-7 Waterford 2-9

Goals either side of half-time helped Waterford to a win over London in McGovern Park earlier.

the result leaves London rooted to the bottom, while Waterford climbs up into third.

Antrim 2-15 Wicklow 0-10

A brace from Matthew Fitzpatrick helped Antrim to an eleven point victory over Wicklow in Corrigan Park, Belfast this afternoon.

Antrim leapfrogs Wicklow and goes into fourth spot following their second win of the season.

The Saffrons travel to Limerick next week while Wicklow host London.

Wexford 0-14 Limerick 1-10

Conor Devitt kicked 0-4 from play as Wexford held on for a one-point win over Limerick in not so sunny south-east this afternoon.

Wexford led by five heading down the home stretch but a goal in the 62nd minute set up a nervy finish.

Jonathan Bealin and Eoghan Nolan were also in good form for the Yellowbellies who recorded their win of this league campaign.

Derry 2-16 Leitrim 1-12

The Division 4 finalists met today in what was essentially a warm-up game ahead of their decider in Croke Park two weeks from now.

On the day it was Derry who came out on top with a bit to spare of a Leitrim side who up until today had been riding the crest of a wave.

Derry were much the better side throughout with Shane McGuigan grabbing both their goals.

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