Sligo’s senior Gaelic footballers ensured their slim promotion ambitions remained intact with a one-point victory over Waterford at an ill-tempered affair in Fraher Field on Sunday afternoon.
Despite their opponents finishing the game with eleven players (three red cards and one black card), Tony McEntee’s side made hard work of their victory.
The Déise received their first red card midway through the first half with Dylan Guiry awarded two yellow cards.
Corner forward Tom O’Connell found the back of the net for the home county to put six points between the teams before Dermot Ryan received his marching orders from referee Chris Maguire.
Seán Carrabine (one from play, one from a free), a mark from Brian Egan and efforts from Alan Reilly and Patrick O’Connor reduced the deficit early in the second half.
Second half substitute Nathan Rooney helped himself two points as the game entered the final ten minutes. Reilly levelled matters before Carrabine and Luke Towey split the uprights to give the Yeats County the lead.
Jason Curry reduced arears before his brother Michael was sent off for a second bookable offence which was just before Jason was awarded a black card in the final minute of injury time.
Allianz Football League Division 4:
Waterford 1-11 Sligo 0-15
Leitrim 3-9 Wexford 1-11
London 2-11 Cavan 1-15
Tipperary 2-16 Carlow 0-11