Saturday 25 March 2017

Furlong treble thrills Micko in 'ruthless' London demolition

Wicklow 4-13
London 1-5

Wicklow manager Mick O'Dwyer praised his side's killer instinct in front of goal after they kept their promotion hopes on track in Ruislip.

A Seanie Furlong hat-trick accounted for a London side who simply weren't at the races.

He first struck before half-time to put Wicklow into a 1-8 to 0-3 lead and added a quick-fire brace early in the second period to secure a second successive victory.

"We showed a ruthless streak in front of goal," said O'Dwyer.

"Seanie Furlong did very well, he's a class player.

"We're going along nicely in the league and building for the championship. We've won two games in a row, aren't doing to badly in terms of fitness and it's nice to have that winning feeling again."

Scorers -- Wicklow: S Furlong 3-2 (0-1f), T Hannon 0-4 (0-2f), D Hayden 1-0, P McWalter, R Finn 0-2 each, L Glynn, J Stafford, P Cunningham 0-1 each. London: J Hughes 1-0, C McAllion, K Phair (0-2f) 0-2 each, D Horan 0-1.

Wicklow -- M Travers; C Hyland, S Kelly, A Byrne; P McWalter, B McGrath, S Canavan; J Stafford, JP Dalton; P Dalton, T Hannon, R Finn; S Furlong, L Glynn, P Earls. Subs: D Hayden for Earls (19), P Cunningham for P Dalton (h-t), N Gaffney for Finn (60), C Jones for Glynn (66).

London -- E Byrne; D Egan, B Comer, D McBride; J Hughes, C Beirne, K O'Leary; P Geraghty, E O'Cuiv; C McAllion, J McCormick, A Fitzgerald; N Egan, D Horan, K Phair. Subs: J Meyler for O'Leary (19), D Hagan for Egan (40), N Tuohy for Egan (55), C Conneely for McBride (60), O Coffey for Phair (66).

REF -- S McNamee (Tyrone).

Irish Independent

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