Leitrims hopes of promotion were boosted with victory over Wicklow at Pairc Sean Mhic Diarmada yesterday.
A return to form by man of the match, Michael Foley, was the high point here. Foley scored four points.
Leitrim were 0-8 to 0-5 ahead at the break, but Wicklow fought back on the resumption with a John McGrath point.
And three Wicklow points levelled the scores with three minutes left, but two late Leitrim points — from Declan Maxwell and BrendanÓgallagher — sealed the well-earned victory.
Leitrim: R Cox (0-1f), M Foley (0-2f) 0-4 each, D Maxwell 0-2, B Gallagher, P McGuinness, B McWeeney 0-1 each.
Wicklow: T Hannon 0-4 (0-3f), S Furlong (0-1f), D Odlum, J McGrath 0-2 each, L Glynn 0-1.
LEITRIM — nÓgill; D Reynolds, J McKeon, B Prior; B McWeeney, A OFlynn, J Glancy; G McCloskey, T Beirne; P McGuinness, M Foley, D OConnor; R Cox, D Maxwell, J Holohan.
S Canning for T Beirne;
D Beck for D Reynolds;
B Gallagher for D OConnor;
D Duignan for R Cox;
S Foley for A OFlynn.
WICKLOW — M Travers; C Hyland, D Power, A Byrne; L Glynn, P McWalter, R Nolan; D Jackman, J P Dalton; P Earls, T Hannon, J McGrath; D Odlum, S Furlong, D OSullivan.
P Dalton for D OSullivan;
A Nolan for D Power (y/c).
Ref — R ODonnell (Donegal).
16-Mar-09 by Irish Independant.ie