Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 3 (Round 4): Roscommon 3-8 Down 0-6.
Roscommon ladies eventually saw off the challenge of Down at Elphin last Saturday but the 11 point margin was not a fair reflection of the play as Down were competitive for much of the game and they missed two penalties in the first half as well.
However, Roscommon were clinical in front of goal and they deserved their win. Natalie McHugh was Roscommon’s best player and she scored the first of her two goals in the 25th minute and it helped Roscommon to a four point half-time lead.
Another well-taken goal from McHugh after the break settled the game as a contest. Sinead Kenny added a late goal to copper fasten a deserved win. Roscommon are now in a good position on the league table with games against Leitrim, Limerick and Wexford to come. Best for Michael Finneran’s side were Natalie McHugh, Tara Taylor, Joanne Cregg, Sinead Kenny and Rebecca Finan.
Roscommon: K Roddy; C Gunning, A McLoone, R Brady; A McAuliffe, B McHugh, S Kenny (1-0); J Cregg, T Taylor; A Kelly, G Dufficy (0-1), J Higgins (0-1); R Finan (0-3), N McHugh (2-3), J Downey. Subs: R Fitzmaurice for Brady, N Dolan for Gunning, C Beirne for Dufficy, R Mullaney for B McHugh, M Freyne for Finan, A Beades for Cregg, R Corcoran for Kenny, S Brady for Downey, E Hegarty for N McHugh, E Fannon for Higgins.