Early Hynes goal puts Sligo on their way past Leitrim
Sligo 1-20 Leitrim 1-9
Leitrim's miserable run in this year's Championship continued when an impressive Sligo registered an easy victory in Páirc Seán MacDiarmada.
Oisín Gorman opened the Sligo account with a point from play in the opening minute but Leitrim hit back immediately with a Jack Hughes goal.
In a competitive opening quarter, both sides traded points; however, a Sligo goal by Oisín Hynes in the 15th minute following three unanswered points by the Yeats men opened a gap that Leitrim were unable to close and Sligo deservedly led by 1-11 to 1-4 at half time.
Although Leitrim's best player Barry McWeeney reduced the arrears with a pointed free on the resumption, the remainder of the half was one-way traffic as a physically stronger and deadly accurate Sligo, led by excellent scores from play by Eoghan Smith and Lee Deignan, extended the lead to 13 points going into the final 10 minutes.
SCORERS - Sligo: E Smith 0-7 (5f); L Deignan 0-4; G Duffy 0-3; O Hynes 1-0; J Keaney, C Finn 0-2 each; O Hynes,J Davitt 0-1 each. Leitrim: B McWeeney 0-9 (8f); J Hughes 1-0.
LEITRIM - K Gaffney; N Gallagher, S Hart, K Clancy; C Singleton, E McLoughlin,J Honeyman; A Maziya, R Obeerwan; F McLoughlin, S Mallon, H Clancy; J Clinton, B McWeeney, J Hughes. Subs: D Fallon for S Mallon (41); D Duignan for J Honeyman (43); C Quinn for A Maziya (47); E Shanley for C Singleton (52); A Shortt for J Clinton (54).
SLIGO - J Teape; S Muldowney, M Connolly-McGowan, O Hynes; C Mulligan, C McKeon, C Finn; J Keaney, J Lavin; D Walsh, E Smith, J Davitt; L Duignan, O Gorman, G Duffy. Subs: C Matthews for J Davitt (51); K Feeley for S Muldowney (51); L Casserloy for D Walsh (54); J Davis for O Gorman (55); L Cummins for O Hynes (58).
REF - P McTiernan (Roscommon)