Mountmellick took a big step towards promotion back to ACFL Division 1B thanks to an 11-point win over a previously unbeaten Rosenallis side this evening.
Goals from Karl Donoher, Laurence Kenny and Jason Caffrey helped Mountmellick to a 3-5 to 0-3 lead at half time and Colm Coss got a fourth goal for Mountmellick in the second half.
The win means Mountmellick have now 14 points from seven games and are two clear of Rosenallis and Courtwood who have 12 points.
Mountmellick meet Courtwood in another big game in this division on Friday night while Rosenallis play a Barrowhouse side that are also still in contention.
The top team in Division 2 goes straight into the final and earns promotion while the second and third team meet in a semi-final to decide the other promotion shot.
Four rounds of the league still remain and will be played over the next month.
Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 2
Mountmellick 4-9 Rosenallis 1-7
Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 3
Camross 0-15 Ballinakill 2-10
Midlands Park Hotel U-14 B Hurling League
Park Ratheniska-Timahoe 7-13 St Pauls 1-3
Clonaslee St Manmans 3-16 Slieve Margy 0-3
Ballinakill 2-5 Na Fianna 6-9