Lee Keegan of Mayo in action against Bryan McMahon of Meath at Páirc Tailteann this afternoon. Photo: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Dramatic win for Mayo in Meath

Mayo pulled it from the fire in dramatic cicumstances in Navan, emerging with a one-point win over hosts Meath on a 1-9 to 2-5 scoreline.

The visitors looked dead and buried when Meath scored two goals in the second half to hit the front for the first time in the game, but super sub Kevin McLoughlin changed the course of this Allianz Natianal Football League contest.

McLoughlin scored 1-2 for Mayo in the second half, including what proved to be the match-winning goal minutes from the end of a game which burst into life in the second period.

Mayo were 0-7 to 0-1 up at half-time, Fergal Boland (0-2), James Carr (0-2), Tommy Conroy, Patrick Durcan and Ryan O'Donoghue the scorers in that first half playing with the aid of the strong breeze.

In two changes to the named team during the week, Aidan O'Shea and Lee Keegan started today's game in place of McLoughlin and Padraig O'Hora respectively, but McLoughlin certainly made his mark when introduced in the second half.

The result leaves Meath still searching for a win and rooted to the bottom of the table. Above them, just a single point separates Dublin on top and Mayo in seventh. There's much to play for yet.

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