Sport Gaelic Football

Monday 18 December 2017

Antrim edge home

antrim 0-13 sligo 0-12

Tomas McCann landed the winner for Antrim in the fifth minute of added-time as the Saffrons edged a tit-for-tat battle against Sligo in a tense Football League Division 3 opener at Casement Park.

Sligo substitute Colm McGee thought he had secured a draw two minutes into stoppage-time before McCann sealed the issue.

Scorers -- Antrim: T McCann 0-5 (1 '45', 4f), B Neeson 0-3, P Cunningham 0-2 (2f), K Brady, C Murray, S Finch 0-1 each. Sligo: A Marren 0-5 (3f), C McGee 0-3 (1f), M Breheny 0-2 (1f), P Hughes, J Clarke 0-1 each.

Antrim: C Kerr; P Gallagher, D O'Hagan, M McAleese; T Scullion, J Crozier, J Loughery; C Murray, C Kelly; T McCann, K Brady, M Armstrong; B Neeson, M Sweeney, P Cunningham. Subs: S McDonagh for C Murray (48), S Finch for M Sweeney (56), M Johnston for P Gallagher.

Sligo: V Cadden; C Harrison, J Martyn, R Donovan; J Davey, S McManus, P McGovern; B Egan, E Mullen; M Breheny, A Costello, P Hughes; S Coen, A Marren, N Murphy. Subs: J Clarke for S Coen (inj 43), C McGee for N Murphy (47), D Rooney for S McManus (64), T Taylor for B Egan (67).

Referee: M Higgins (Fermanagh)

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