Derry eased past Wexford, with Galway and Westmeath playing out a draw in Division II of the National Football League on Sunday.
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Derry dominated their Wexford opponents from start to finish as they cruised to a 0-19 to 0-10 win at Wexford Park on Sunday. The scoreline flattered Wexford as they were lucky not to lose by a much wider margin. Derry were in complete control from the throw-in and spurned a number of chances throughout, finishing with a nine-point win but shooting eight wides. Mark Lynch, Enda Lynn and Emmet McGuckian were most impressive for the Derrymen.
Westmeath showed great character to come back from six points down to draw with Galway, 1-10 to 0-13. Galway led 0-08 to 0-02 at half-time but Westmeath proved their worth and hit back with a 54th minute goal from Denis Corroon. The stalemate means Westmeath maintain their unbeaten start to this year’s campaign and continue their push for promotion.
Derry’s win over Wexford puts them in second place in Division II, a point behind leaders Westmeath who drew with Galway. In what is an extremely competitive division, Wexford join Armagh, Laois, Louth and Galway as part of a group of five teams with three points. Relegation looks to be on the horizon for Longford, as they are currently rooted to the bottom with three losses in three games.