Fallon shines for Rossies
Roscommon 2-13 Louth 2-5
ROSCOMMON recovered from a terrible start in Darver to inflict a second defeat of the season on Louth.
The home side started well, plundering 2-3 with goals from Oisin Drumm and Gavin Kane. However, Roscommon's Gerry Fallon knuckled down to the task with a couple of fine points and a well-struck free.
The Rossies closed the gap to just a goal at the interval (2-4 to 1-4) and were soon level after a well-struck goal from Cathal Kelly.
Fallon helped himself to four more frees, with Tomas Seale and Cathal Kelly also hitting the target to seal the victory.
SCORERS – Roscommon: G Fallon 0-8 (6fs), C Kelly, T Seale 1-1 each, S Curley, J Rodgerson, C Dolan 0-1 each. Louth: O Drumm, G Kane 1-0 each, S Callan (0-1 '65'), D Mahoney (1f) 0-2 each, D Kettle 0-1.
ROSCOMMON – P Dolan; S Curley, R O'Meara, D Fallon; J Rodgerson, I Delaney, C Dolan; J Moran, T Feale; G Fallon, J Lawlor, C Kelly; T Mullen, N Connaughton, H Rooney. Subs: A Murphy for T Seale (24),T Seale for Mullen (54).
LOUTH – J Connolly; I Kelleher, J Carter, R McKeown; D Yore, B Carter, D Reid; S Callan, J Condon; M Callan, D Kettle, R Keane; G Kane, O Drumm, D Mahoney. Subs: R Byrne for Keane (21), C Kerrigan for D Reid (23), A Mackin for M Callan (h-t), D O'Hanrahan for G Kane (53).
REF – D Harrington (Dublin).