SUBSTITUTE Peter Durnin left his mark as Meath advanced after an easy win at Trim.
Durnin was introduced at the start of the second half with the teams level at 0-10 each and accounted for 2-4 as his side gave new manager Killian Farrell a winning start.
SCORERS -- Meath: P Durnin 2-4, D Kirby, N Horan (1f) 1-2 each, B Slevin 0-4, J Keena, P Geoghegan 0-3 each, G O'Neill 0-2, S Clynch, D Muldoon 0-1 each. Roscommon: G Fallon 0-7 (7f), T Seale 1-1, S Curley (2 '65), J Coyne 0-2 each, D Nolan, J Lawlor, G Fallon 0-1 each.
MEATH -- S McGann; D Donoghue, E Fitzgerald, W Mahedy; M Horan, P Fagan, M Lynch; S Clynch, G O'Neill; J Keena, N Horan, P Geoghegan; B Slevin, D Kirby, D Muldoon. Subs: P Durnin for Muldoon (h-t), M Cole for Slevin (57), C Reilly for Horan (63), K Joyce for Mahedy (63), T Leonard for Keena (67).
ROSCOMMON -- D Dowd; I Delaney, C Moran, B Donnelly; S Curley, P Kelly, D Loughnane; J Moran, P Kelleghan; G Fallon, D Nolan, T Seale; J Lawlor, G Fallon, J Coyne. Subs: M Kelly for Fallon (42), A Moore for Curley (57), S Melia for Moran (57), Curley for Delaney (61).
REF -- A Lagrue (Kildare).