Derry kept up the pressure on Division Three leaders Cork with victory over Louth at Celtic Park on Sunday afternoon.
Shane McGuigan top-scored with 1-7 for Derry in their hard-fought, 2-10 to 1-9, victory over Louth at Celtic Park.
Derry only held a narrow, 1-6 to 1-5, lead at the half-time interval. McGuigan scored their goal, Declan Byrne had found the net for Louth. But Niall Loughlin’s second half goal made the game safe.
Teams and Scorers
Derry: Odhran Lynch, Carlus McWilliams, Brendan Rogers, Conor McCluskey; Shea Downey (0-01), Padraig McGrogan, Niall Keenan; Ciaran McFaul, Chrissy McKaigue; Emmett Bradley, Padraig Cassidy, Danny Tallon, Benny Heron (0-02), Shane McGuigan (1-07, 0-04f), Niall Toner.
Subs Used: Niall Loughlin (1-00) for E Bradley (44), Patrick Kearney for Tallon (54), Declan Cassidy for P Cassidy (61), Conor Doherty for Toner (70+2), C McAtamney for McFaul (70+4).
Louth: Craig Lynch; Fergal Donohoe, Dermot Campbell, James Craven; Eoghan Callaghan, Bevan Duffy (0-01), John Clutterbuck; Conor Early, Tommy Durnin; Gerry Garland, Ciaran Downey, Conall McKeever; Ryan Burns (0-06, 0-05f), Conor Grimes, Declan Byrne (1-02, 0-02f). Subs:
Subs Used: Oisín Murray for Garland (h-t), Eoghan Duffy for Downey (54) Dan Corcoran for Donohoe (57), Gerard McSorley for Grimes (60), Ronan Holcroft for Early (67).
Referee: Barry Judge (Sligo).