McHugh supplies spark for Sligo
Sligo 1-20 Cavan 0-9
Sligo boosted their Lory Meagher Cup hopes with a resounding victory over a Cavan team that self-destructed at Kingspan Breffni Park.
The Yeats County led from gun to tape but played with an extra man for almost the last half-hour after Cavan went down to 13 men.
Joe McHugh's 16th-minute goal consolidated Cormac Behan's free-taking as wind-aided Cavan were left trailing 0-7 to 1-10 at half-time.
In a fractious third-quarter, Cavan pair Sean Keating and Anthony Baxter and, in between, Sligo's Tommy Kelly were all dismissed. Cavan were at their most competitive when wind-backed in the first-half and Kevin Conneely helped them cut Sligo's lead (0-3 to 0-2) on six minutes. However once McHugh fired home, it was about damage limitation.
SCORERS - Sligo: C Behan 0-11f; J McHugh 1-5; L Reidy, G O'Kelly Lynch, K Gilmartin, T O'Kelly Lynch 0-1 each. Cavan: K Conneely 0-3 (2f); N Browne, S Keating (1f) 0-2each; A Sheridan ('65), F Hughes 0-1 each.
Cavan - D M Sheridan 8; D Neary 5, M Hayes 6, M Hynes 7; R O'Hagan 6, A Sheridan 5, R Everett 6; N Browne 7, S Keating 5; S Harten 5, K Conneely 8, F Hughes 7; D Dalton 5, L McKenna 5, O.R O'Reilly 5. Subs: E Shalvey 5 for L McKenna (32); M Moffett 5 for D Dalton (41); C Ó Druma 5 for O.R O'Reilly (44); C Kelly 5 for M Hynes (56).
Sligo - D Loughnane 7; E Comerford 7, T Brennan 7, T Kelly 7; K Banks 6, L Reidy 7, M Gordon 7; C Behan 8, G O'Kelly Lynch 7; E Kilgannon 6, K Gilmartin 7, E McDonagh 6; J McHugh 8, M Gilmartin 6, P Burke 6. Subs: T O' Kelly Lynch 7 for P Burke (43); M O'Callaghan 6 for K Gilmartin (61); G Feely 6 for T Brennan (61); R Brennan 5 for M Gilmartin (66); N McDermott 5 for E Kilgannon (66).
Ref - A Ferguson (Fermanagh)