Dolan strike lifts Rossies
Roscommon kept their hopes of promotion alive with a comprehensive victory over Sligo in this encounter at Athleague.
Sligo briefly led after hitting the first two points of the game, but Kevin Conneely finally got Roscommon motoring when he tapped home their first goal in the 12th minute.
The visitors continued to compete well and Colin Herity was flawless from placed balls. The Yeats County were still within a couple of points nearing the end of the half, but Roscommon effectively killed off their challenge with a 2-4 scoring spree during the closing six minutes.
David Dolan and John Coyne got the goals as the home side went in at the break a commanding 3-11 to 0-7 ahead. Gerry Fallon added a fourth goal in the 41st minute as Roscommon cruised home.
SCORERS -- Roscommon: D Dolan 1-8 (0-8f), K Conneely, Gerry Fallon 1-2 each, J Coyne 1-1, M Connaughton 0-2, S Curley, P Kelly 0-1 each. Sligo: C Herity 0-11 (0-10f, 0-1'65), M Burke (0-1f), C Brenan, P Quinn, R Molloy, N McDermott 0-1 each.
Roscommon -- P Dolan; I Delaney, C Moran, M Keaveney; K Doolan, P Kelly, D Loughnane; S Curley, B Hanley; B Kelly, M Connaughton, D Dolan; Gerry Fallon, K Conneely, J Coyne. Subs: T Lennon for Coyne (46), Gary Fallon for Hanley (66), S Melia for Doolan (67), E Rogerson for B Kelly (68), D Mulvey for Connaughton (70).
Sligo -- M Kearney; T Cawley, J Kenny, J Kelly; R Cox, M Burke, C Gillen; C Brenan, S Glynn; R Molloy, A Cawley, S Lynch; L Cadden, C Herity, M Gordon. Subs: C O'Mahony for Lynch (28), P Quinn for Gillen (48), N Cadden for Glynn (48), C Hackett for Kelly (69), N McDermott for T Cawley (56).
REF -- P Greene (Galway).