Leitrim 3 5
Sligo 2 8
A goal by sub James McGreal just before the end gave Leitrim a share of the spoils in an exciting derby showdown with neighbours, Sligo in Ballinamore on Sunday.
A very heavy snow shower after 7 minutes in the second forced a cessation in play for a 6 minute spell when both teams were sent to their dugouts by Referee Alan Kelly.
Leitrim were very impressive in the opening quarter and grabbed a seven point’s lead, thanks largely to goals from Sean Walsh and Michael Burns.
But the Yeats County were back in contention by the interval and only trailed by the minimum after Niall Cadden and Colm Crowley found the Leitrim net in turn.
Mark Burke put over three Sligo frees from 60 yards and Liam Reidy converted a 25 metre free, to level matters by the 72 minute.
After that Burke found the range from further Sligo frees, to put his side three points in front as the final whistle approached.
The goal by sub James McGreal in extra time gave Leitrim a share of the spoils goal in extra time by Leitrim divided the spoils.
Leitrim: A. O’Shea, M. Reilly, N. Glancy, M. Dolan, S. Feeney, J. Keane, V. McDermott, C. Cunniffe 0 4, S. Walsh 1 0, B. Murray, F. Carroll, D. Poniard, M. Burns 1 1, J. Glancy, P McWeeney. Subs J. McGreal 1 0 for Murray (71m.)
Sligo: E. Lonergan, F. Coyne, F. Hayes, R, Haughey, R. Cox, M. Burke 0 7, K. Raymond, D. Burke, L. Reidy, E. Gallagher, M. Fitzsimons 0 1, M. Gilmartin, C. Crowley 1 0, P. Quinn, N. Cadden 1 0. Subs M. Shelly for Quinn (53m.), D. Collery for Gallagher (55m.), L. Cadden for N. Cadden (61m.), M. Murphy for Haughey (75m.).
Referee: A. Kelly (Galway).
20-Mar-07 by PJ Leddy