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Longford claimed the two points at Brewster Park

Glenn Ryan's side possessed the slightly sharper forwards as Longford claimed the two points at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

The home outfit led by a point at the break, thanks to a brilliant save from James McGrath, but the 'keeper could do nothing about Longford's second-half goal as Niall Mulligan punched home from close range.

All Longford's scores came from play, with Paddy Dowd and Sean McCormack to the fore.

Man of the Match -- Paddy Dowd (Longford).

Scorers -- Longford: N Mulligan 1-1, P Dowd, S McCormack 0-3 each, N Farrell 0-1. Fermanagh: T O'Flanagan 0-4 (4f), T Corrigan0-1.

Longford -- D Sheridan 7; D Brady 8, B Gilleran , D Reilly 7; S Mulligan 7, K Diffley 7, N Farrell 8; D Masterson 5, B McElvanney 7; D Barden 8, P Barden 7, N Mulligan 7; P Dowd 8, D McElligott 6, S McCormack 7. Subs: M Brady 7 for Masterson (33), W Crawford 6 for McCormack (70).

Fermanagh -- J McGrath 8; N Bogue 6, B Owens 7, M Jones 6; C Quigley 5, B Mulrone 6, P McCusker 5; H Brady 6, J Sherry 6; P McGrath 5, Mark Little 6, T O'Flanagan 5; T Corrigan 6, P Ward 5, N Cassidy 5. Subs: C O'Brien 6 for Ward (45), J Connolly 5 for Cassidy (45), J Woods 6 for Bogue (45), T McElroy 6 for P McGrath (53).

Ref -- V Neary (Mayo).

Irish Independent