A powerful second half showing from Justin McNulty’s Laois gave them a 1-14 to 2-8 win over Sigo at Markievicz Park on Sunday afternoon.
The defeat leaves Sligo on three points in the table and in serious danger of dropping down to Division Three next year, as they travel to Newbridge to face Kildare in their Round 7 game.
After successive defeats, the win puts Laois’s promotion push right back on track, leaving them on eight points and with realistic hopes of playing in the top tier next year if they can beat Donegal in their final group game next weekend.
The sides were level at 1-5 at the piece at the break, with Sligo’s star, Adrian Marren, grabbing 1-2 in the opening half, including a penalty after Eamonn O’Hara had been fouled when he went to shoot.
A couple of MJ Tierney points kept Laois in touch, but the home side appeared to be in control before a Brendan Quigley goal on the stroke of half-time brought the Midlanders level.
Sligo and Marren – who finished the afternoon with 2-4 - had a second goal within eight minutes of the restart.
But the Laois response was hugely impressive, with Darren Strong and John O’Loughlin points dragging them level and they never looked back after that.
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