Football League Division Three: Sligo 2-9 1-12 Cavan

Eugene Keating

Eugene Keating's last-gasp goal secured a dramatic draw for Cavan against Sligo in the Division Three game.

Sligo gained control with a Shane McManus goal but Cavan fired over the last four points of the first half to trail 1-5 to 0-6 at the break.

Gearoid McKernan's two points brought Cavan level before Stephen Gilmartin netted to help the hosts move clear.

Sligo's Adrian McIntryre was sent-off as Cavan scored the final five points down to earn a draw.

Cavan endured scoreless 20-minute spells in each half but still came out with a draw which leaves them in third place and just a point behind leaders Monaghan.

A good finish to the opening period, with points from Martin Dunne, David Givney, Niall McDermott and Damien O'Neill, left Terry Hyland's team just two points adrift at half-time.

Sligo built up a commanding lead after Gilmartin's goal but McIntyre's dismissal, for two yellow cards, assisted Cavan in their stunning finish to the game.

The Ulster visitors were five behind with four minutes left but the impressive Barry Reilly, a second-half substitute along with Keating, sent over two points and then set up the goal late in injury-time.

His high ball was palmed into the net by Keating to the delight of the Cavan fans.

"We knew it was going to be tough and the boys battled and pressed forward to the very end," said Hylands.

"It's a bit early to talk about promotion but we have a good opportunity to push for it."

Cavan: A O'Mara, K Brady, J McEnroe, O Minagh, K Meehan, A Clarke, D O'Reilly, T Corr, G McKiernan, C Mackey, M Reilly, M McKeever, N McDermott, M Dunne, D Givney.

Allianz Football League results

Saturday 9 March

Division One

Down 0-13 0-11 Mayo

Division Two

Derry 0-16 0-16 Armagh

Division Three

Fermanagh 0-12 0-14 Monaghan

Division Four

Clare 0-10 1-13 Tipperary

London 0-14 1-10 Waterford

Sunday 10 March

Division One

Donegal 1-12 0-5 Kerry

Kildare 2-7 2-20 Dublin

Tyrone 0-8 0-14 Cork

Division Two

Longford 3-7 3-11 Galway

Louth 2-9 2-13 Wexford

Westmeath 1-10 1-8 Laois

Division Three

Roscommon 0-12 2-11 Meath

Sligo 2-9 1-12 Cavan

Wicklow 2-7 1-10 Antrim

Division Four

Leitrim 0-8 0-9 Offaly

Limerick 0-10 0-9 Carlow

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