Quinn on fire as Longford show class to ease past Derry
Longford 1-13 Derry 1-6
Longford's great record over Derry continued at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park as they made it two wins from two in Division 3.
It was a fine performance from the Midlanders who were behind only once, just seconds into the game, after Enda Lynn opened the scoring. Longford responded with four unanswered points.
Longford were dominant and a terrific point from James McGivney stretched the lead to four in the 31st minute. Derry were soon back in the game with a goal from Lynn but Daniel Mimnagh put the visitors two ahead again going into the interval.
Substitute James Kielt cut the gap to just one in the 36th minute but that was as close as they could get and in the 40th minute Michael Quinn scored a terrific solo goal for the visitors.
Derry tried to stay with Longford but they couldn't break them down.
Darren Gallagher, James McGivney, Ronan McEntire and Barry Gilleran all chipped in with points in a terrific win for Longford.
Scorers - Longford: M Quinn 1-1, R Brady 0-3, D Gallagher, J McGivney 0-2 each, D McGivney (1f), Dl McElligott, B Gilleran, D Mimnagh, R McEntire 0-1 each. Derry: E Lynn 1-1, M Lynch 0-2fs, E Bradley (f), C McFaul, J Kielt 0-1 each.
Longford - P Collum; P Fox, P McCormack, Dl McElligott; M Quinn, B Gilleran, D Mimnagh; D Gallagher, A Farrell; B McKeon, S McCormack, D Reynolds; R Smyth, C Berry, R Brady. Subs: J McGivney for S McCormack (27), Peter Foy for Fox (50), D McGivney for Berry (55), R McEntire for Farrell (58), D Quinn for Foy and Berry for Gallagher inj (67).
Derry - O Hartin; N Kennan, K Johnston, L McGoldrick; M McEvoy, C McAtamney, C McWilliams; T O'Brien, E Bradley; R Mooney, E Lynn, C McFaul; C Doherty, P Hagan, N Toner. Subs: P MacGrogan for McGoldrick inj (6), B Heron for McEvoy, J Kielt for O'Brien and McGoldrick for McWilliams (HT), M Lynch for Doherty (52).
Ref - P Faloon (Down)