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Down hope to take another stride towards promotion when they meet Sligo in Division Three Round Three of the Lidl Ladies National Football League tomorrow (stock photo)

Down hope to take another stride towards promotion when they meet Sligo in Division Three Round Three of the Lidl Ladies National Football League tomorrow (stock photo)

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Down hope to take another stride towards promotion when they meet Sligo in Division Three Round Three of the Lidl Ladies National Football League tomorrow (stock photo)

Down hope to take another stride towards promotion when they meet Sligo in Division Three Round Three of the Lidl Ladies National Football League tomorrow.

The match will be staged at the IT Grounds, Sligo (2pm) and the visitors will be aiming to extend their unbeaten record in the competition.

Their line-up may have undergone something of a transition, but in beating Fermanagh in particular, Down showed that they have acquired fresh scoring power.

With several new faces settling in, and a desire to take a step up in the ladies game palpable, a fresh wave of enthusiasm has engulfed the Mourne outfit.

Natasha Ferris, Aoife Lavery, Lauren Cunningham, Oonagh Lavery and Mairead Kavanagh are among players who can set the tone for their team's performance against a Sligo outfit that is still pointless.

Fermanagh, meanwhile, face a tough assignment against Roscommon at Derrygonnelly today (2pm).

Roscommon are riding high at the top of the table and have been racking up impressive scores lately.

A strong, cohesive side, they will ask big questions of a Fermanagh today.

Courtney Murphy, Roisin O'Reilly, Aishling O'Brien, Lauren Grew and Eimear Smyth are among players who will be hoping to trigger an upturn in Fermanagh's fortunes.

Cavan and Wexford are due to cross swords in Division Two Round Three at Kingspan Breffni tomorrow (5pm). Both teams are in trouble at the foot of Division Two, with Cavan having recorded one win to date, while Wexford are still pointless and are already lumbered with an embarrassing score difference.

Belfast Telegraph