Ladies’ promotion bid dented




Lidl Ladies NFL Division Three

Sligo 4-7

Roscommon 2-8

Roscommon ladies footballers’ hopes of promotion were dealt a blow in Cloonacool, Co. Sligo last Sunday when they went down by five points to the local side.

  A total of four Roscommon players visited the sin bin at different stages in the game and that certainly did not help their cause on the day. Rachel Fitzmaurice was on target with a well-taken goal for Roscommon early on, but Sligo looked sharper, and goals from Emma Keaveney and Lauren Boles helped the home side to a 2-4 to 1-2 half-time lead.

  Laura Ann Laffey scored Sligo’s third goal shortly after the break which increased their lead but Rebecca Finan converted a penalty for Roscommon after 45 minutes to bring them back into the match. But when Keaveney scored her second and Sligo’s fourth goal in the 55th minute, the game was over as a contest.

  Roscommon now face a must-win game against Longford at Dr. Hyde Park on Sunday.

Roscommon: H Cummins; H Ennis, S Kenny A McLoone; J Cregg, S Bannon, N Feeney; A Ryan J Higgins (0-1); A Kelly, L Fleming (0-1), S Tully; R Fitzmaurice (1-0), R Finan (1-3), K Daly. Subs: R Brady, L Flynn, S Brady (0-3).