Fermanagh captain Eoin Donnelly is hoping that they can start to build some momentum having got their league campaign up and running with victory over Roscommon at Brewster Park on Sunday.

The Ernemen travel to Mullingar to face Westmeath on Sunday and Donnelly is aiming to build on the win over the Rossies.

“Momentum is a big thing and winning is a good habit so that’s our first win and if you can keep that going next weekend and into the week after it sets you up well,” said the midfielder.

Division Two has the makings of a very competitive division with no side having won both their opening two games and all sides having picked up at least a point.

And Donnelly knew that the league was going to be this way.

“That could have been predicted before the league started. The nature of the league is that everyone fancies their chances against everybody. I don’t think there is many teams going out thinking thy don’t have chances against any other and we are no different. We know that on our day, like the second half performance (against Roscommon) we are a match for anybody but (if we produce) the first half we are going to be on the back foot. You have to be on it all the time and if you are you are going to pick up points.”

There is an even greater incentive to do well in Division Two this year with the bottom two sides facing not only relegation but the prospect of playing in the Tier Two Championship if they do not reach their respective provincial final.

“In the past people probably do take a lot out of the league but then there are certain people who always say it is all about the championship. This year the championship is affected by the league so it is going to make it more important,” added the Coa man.

In that regards it was important to get off the mark in the league on Sunday against Roscommon after being edged out by Kildare the previous week in Newbridge.

“It was massive to get the first points on the win. We were disappointed last week that we didn’t get anything out of that game but we knew we had a base to work on.

“We were slow in the first half but in the second half it was good to get the momentum going and into the last five minutes we were knocking on the door and we were glad to get over the line,” he added.

Sunday was certainly the proverbial game of two halves and Donnelly felt that they allowed Roscommon to control things in the opening period.

“It was just that we were probably showing them too much respect, we were standing off them and letting them dictate the game. But in the second half we changed that and we believed more in ourselves going forward. We got a good few more turnovers and didn’t concede as many scoreable frees as we did in the first half.”

With the game in added on time though Fermanagh found themselves a point down but Ryan Jones levelled things before Ciaran Corrigan grabbed the winner after a brilliant turnover by substitute Danny Teague.

“Danny did well when he came on. You need the subs to be making an impact, that’s how it goes at the top level, subs come on and improve what you are doing, they increase the intensity and get on the ball and brighten up those around them and in fairness to Danny he did that and it gave us the platform for the scores at the end.”