Ruthless Cavan Power Past Laois

Stephen Murray blasted Cavan to a second win on the bounce as they scored a 3-10 to 1-6 win over Laois in MW Hire O’Moore Park.

Two goals from substitute Murray helped Cavan to an impressive victory in the rescheduled Allianz Football League Division two clash moving Cavan to second placed in the table.

Mickey Graham’s men played with the wind in the opening period but found themselves behind on 23 minutes as Eoin Lowry found the net to see Laois lead 1-3 to four points.

But Cavan dominated the remainder of the half to take a 1-8 to 1-3 lead into the break.

Points from Bryan Magee, Oisin Pierson and Gerard Smith put them in front before an Evan Doughty goal gave them breathing space.

Doughty’s shot clipped the upright on the way in as Cavan took control, but playing into a second-half wind.

The second period was just moment’s old when half-time substitute Stephen Murray made an immediate impact by scoring their second goal.

Magee tagged on another point from a mark before Laois’ hopes of mounting a comeback were dealt a blow when Raymond Galligan saved Gary Walsh’s penalty.

Murray raised his second green flag near the end to wrap up the 10 point win for Cavan

The Breffni men travel to Fermanagh next now sitting second in the division two table and with promotion hopes suddenly appearing in-front of them.