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Cadden's brace gives Sligo final chance






Sligo put themselves back in contention of making this year's Lory Meagher Cup final in Croke Park with a comprehensive victory over Lancashire in Birmingham's Pairc na hEireann on Saturday.

Two first-half goals from the impressive Gary Cadden had the visitors in control as they led at half-time by 2-10 to 0-8, while Lancashire were reduced to 14 men when Simon Wallace saw red before the break.

Colm O'Callaghan tried his best to keep Lancashire in the match, hitting 11 points in total.

But Keith Raymond and Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch each hit six points, while substitute Aidan Walsh got a third goal in the second half to seal the win for the Yeats men.

They will join Fermanagh in the final if they can avoid defeat against the Erne men in Markievicz Park next weekend.

Scorers - Sligo : G Cadden 2-2, G O'Kelly-Lynch (4f) and K Raymond (2f) 0-6 each, A Walsh 1-0, G Waldron and B McMahon 0-2, P Leonard, R Brennan and C Brenan (1f) 0-1 each. Lancashire: C O'Callaghan 0-11 (9f), J O'Shaughnessy and D Coughlan 0-1 each.

Lancashire - P Duggan; S Wallace, L Knocker, S Richardson; C Maskey, J O'Shaughnessy, N Unwin; R McEntee, A Morrissey; C O'Callaghan, G Jacob, D O'Grady; K Magee, D Coughlan, B McAuley. Subs: S Hennessy for Maskey (68).

Sligo - S Hayes; T Brennan, M Davey, R Redmond; E McGowan, J Kenny, A Morrison; N Hyland, G O'Kelly-Lynch; P Leonard, B McMahon, K Raymond; G Cadden, C Brenan, G Waldron. Subs: A Walsh for McMahon (45), N Cadden for G Cadden, R Brennan for Waldron, N McDermott for Kenny (all 67), G Feely for Hyland (68).

Ref - G McGrath (Wexford).

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