Football League Division 3 round-up18/03/2012 - 22:46:57
Tipperary boss John Evans resigned in the wake of his side's loss to Sligo today, while there were wins for Longford, Offaly and Wexford in this afternoon's other games in Football League Division 3.
At Markievicz Park, hosts Sligo simply outclassed Tipperary for 1-16 to 0-07 victory.
Despite the one-sided look to the scoreline the teams were evenly matched in the opening half and entered the dressing rooms tied at 0-6 apiece at the break.
However, Tipperary only managed one second half point through Robbie Costigan in the 55th minute, as they slumped to a fifth successive defeat,
Colm McGee netted the only goal of the contest for Sligo midway through the second half.
Meanwhile, Antrim lost their second game in succession after Longford claimed a 0-15 to 1-8 success over the Saffrons at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
Longford cruised into a 0-9 to 0-3 interval lead, but the visitors looked sharper on the restart.
Paddy Cunningham helped bring his side into contention, while Tomas McCann's 65th-minute penalty goal cut the gap to two points.
Despite this, Longford managed to close out the game with the final two points to take their fifth win of the campaign.
Ken Casey netted a 50th minute penalty to help Offaly record a 1-10 to 0-11 victory over Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park.
Cavan opened up a 0-9 to 0-4 lead late in the first half, but Offaly dug deep on the restart despite the 41st minute dismissal of Shane Sullivan.
The hosts' woes were compounded late in the game with Gearoid McKiernan stretchered off through injury.
Wexford held out for a hard-earned 1-12 to 1-10 win over Roscommon at Wexford Park.
The hosts led by 1-6 to 0-6 at half-time thanks to a PJ Banville goal.
Roscommon were reduced to 14 men at this stage following the dismissal of Ger Heneghan on a second yellow card.
Jason Ryan's charges moved five points clear in the final quarter.
Roscommon never gave up with a Donal Shine goal cutting the deficit to two points late on, but time ran out on the visitors.
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