Leitrim 2-9 Carlow 0-13
LEITRIM scored a goal in each half to edge out a wasteful Carlow side at Dr Cullen Park yesterday.
Carlow will reflect on the litany of missed chances late in the game when they were within a point of their opponents.
The visitors swept upfield in injury time and full-forward James Glancy punished Carlow as he slotted a 40-metre free to ensure victory.
Man of the Match -- Ray Cox (Leitrim)
Scorers -- Leitrim: J Glancy (Glencar-Manorhamilton) 1-3 (1-0 pen, 0-2f), R Cox 1-2, G Hickey 0-4f. Carlow: D Foley 0-5f, Brian Murphy (2f), C Murphy 0-2 each, E Finnegan, S Gannon, D St Ledger (f), D Hayden 0-1 each.
Leitrim -- C McCrann; A Wynne, C Egan, P Maguire; D Beck, W McKeon, J Glancy (St Mary's); D Sweeney, D Lowe; P Brennan, Lowe, G Hickey; A Croal, J Glancy (Glencar-Manorhamilton), R Cox. Subs: C Sheridan for J Glancy (St Mary's) (34); P McGowan for Hickey (62).
Carlow -- T O'Reilly; B Kavanagh, P McElligott, P Murphy; B Lambe, S Redmond, T Bolger; Bren Murphy, D Foley; Brian Murphy, C Murphy, E Finnegan; D Hayden, S Gannon, D St Ledger. Subs: BJ Molloy for Murphy (47); E Ruth for Finnegan (49); JJ Smith for Gannon (60); J Murphy for C Murphy (65).
Ref -- F Kelly (Longford).