Moradi steers Leitrim home
Leitrim 1-20 Cavan 0-12
A strong second-half display by Leitrim overcame a lively Cavan at Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday.
Cavan opened the scoring with a Rob Everett point but then had goalkeeper Darren Matthew Sheridan to thank for keeping out Padraig O'Donnell on three occasions.
The visitors picked off excellent points from play by Kevin Conneely, Sean Keating and Diarmuid Cahill.
Leitrim hit back with Zac Moradi finally scoring past Sheridan to give the hosts a half time lead of 1-5 to 0-7.
A '65' by O'Donnell one minute after the restart heralded a period of Leitrim dominance in which they scored a further eight points.
Everett, Conneely and Diarmuid Cahill cut the deficit but the hosts outscored Cavan by six points to one in the last ten minutes.
SCORERS - Leitrim: Z Moradi 1-3 , P O'Donnell 0-7 (4fs, 1 '65'), C Moreton 0-5, G O'Hagan 0-2, D McGovern, K McDermott, D Molloy (f) 0-1 each. Cavan: K Conneely 0-4, S Keating 0-3, D Cahill (1f, 1 '65'), R Everett 0-2 each, N Browne 0-1. LEITRIM - D Molloy 7; P Early 7, D Carton 7, V McDermott 7;K McGrath 7, J Glancy 7, E Moreton 7;L Moreton 8, C Cunniffe 8;D McGovern 7, C Moreton 8, K Mcdermott 7;G O'Hagan 7, P O'Donnell 9, Z Moradi 9. Subs: K Clerkin for G O'Hagan (60); D Ryan for P Earley (62); K O'Connor for D Carton (62). CAVAN - D M Sheridan 9; D Neary 7, M Hayes 7, M Hynes 7; R O'Hagan 6, A Sheridan 6, R Everett 7;D Cahill 7, K Connelly 8; N Neary 6, S Keating 8, M Moffett 7; N Browne 6, L McKenna 6, F Hughes 6. Subs: J McCormack 6 for N Neary(24), D Dalton 6 for A Sheridan (HT), C O'Droma 6 for F Hughes (55). Ref - K Brady (Louth).