Football League: Armagh stunned by Westmeath revival

Stefan Forker and Armagh's main scoring threat

Armagh were five points up at half-time in Mullingar but remain in relegation trouble after losing by one point to Westmeath who have secured promotion.

Five points by Stefan Forker helped Paul Grimley's men establish a 0-10 to 0-5 interval advantage at Cusack Park.

But surprise Division Two leaders Westmeath wiped out the deficit within seven minutes of the restart.

The teams were level going into stoppage-time and it was John Heslin who landed the deciding point.

Aaron Kernan, in at right half-back for Armagh, had a chance to snatch a draw but was wide with a free.

It was a disappointing end for the Orchard county, especially after such a bright start.

The scored early points through Forker and Tony Kernan and then Aaron Kernan tagged on a point from play and a free.

Forker and Aaron Kernan were on target again as the Ulster men built up that health five-point half-time lead.

However, Ciaran Martin scored for Westmeath 15 seconds after the restart and that was a sign that they were intent on maintaining their unbeaten record.

When Ger Egan landed the fifth unanswered score for Westmeath the teams were tied on 10 points each.

It remained nip and tuck until Heslin's stoppage-time point settled it and made sure Westmeath will be playing Division One football in 2014.



Division One Football League

Dublin 1-15 0-09 Down

Division 2A Hurling League

Kildare 1-16 2-16 Kerry

Division 3A Hurling League

Fingal 1-16 2-10 Fermanagh


Football League

Division One

Kerry 0-11 0-07 Cork

Mayo 1-09 0-010 Donegal

Kildare 0-10 1-13 Tyrone

Division Two

Galway 1-16 0-11 Wexford

Louth 1-12 2-14 Derry

Westmeath 0-17 0-16 Armagh

Longford 0-06 0-09 Laois

Division Three

Fermanagh 0-15 0-09 Sligo

Wicklow 0-07 0-10 Cavan

Roscommon 0-09 0-08 Monaghan

Division Four

Waterford 1-11 2-15 Offaly

London 1-08 1-09 Limerick

Tipperary 2-15 0-14 Leitrim

Carlow 0-06 1-07 Clare



Clare 1-15 3-10 Kilkenny

Galway 2-12 2-12 Cork

Waterford 1-06 0-11 Tipperary

Division 1B

Carlow 0-13 3-14 Antrim

Wexford 0-15 3-19 Dublin

Offaly 3-08 0-18 Limerick

Division 2A

Wicklow 2-08 0-21 Westmeath

Derry 0-08 2-20 Laois

Division 2B

Mayo 1-11 3-13 London

Roscommon 0-09 1-20 Meath

Armagh 0-14 4-11 Down

Division 3A

Monaghan 0-15 2-14 Tyrone

Donegal 3-13 0-10 Louth

Division 3B

Longford v Warwickshire

Sligo 1-15 0-06 Leitrim