The Mayo senior hurlers have made it back to back wins in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 3A with victory over Louth today in Darver.
Louth took the lead early, and were 0-3 to 0-0 up before Eoin Delaney got Mayo off the mark with a point after 12 minutes.
Adrian Phillips goaled after 24 mins to put Mayo ahead for the first time, with Delaney hitting the net on 31 minutes to extend the lead.
Phillips got another goal before half time, to hold a five point lead at the break.
Darren Geoghegan and Aaron McGuinness were in form for Louth, and both pointed well – but it was Mayo’s goalscoring threat that separated the sides.
Cormac Phillips pointed on 51 minutes to keep the five point lead intact, before Delaney hit the net for a second time to put Mayo eight in front.
In a dominant spell, Mayo hit 1-5 in 13 minutes without reply.
Joe McManus came off the bench and with a minute of normal time left he also hit the back of the Louth net for Mayo’s tenth goal in two games.
With Roscommon and Armagh also victorious, they now join Monaghan on six points and occupy the top three spots in the league.
Roscommon finish top after the final round on scoring difference (+21), while Armagh are in second (-11) and Monaghan third (-28)
Mayo finish up in fourth, a point ahead of Louth and two ahead of bottom side Fermanagh.
Armagh now face Monaghan in a playoff game to see who meets Roscommon in the league final.
For Mayo, they will be out next on the weekend of April 15/16 against Meath in the first round of the Christy Ring.
Full time score from Darver:
Mayo 5-20 (35) Louth 0-15
Other Division 3A results:
Armagh 3-17 (26) Fermanagh 3-16 (25)
Roscommon 1-19 (22) Monaghan 0-14