O Lionain ensures Waterford remain unbeaten after bad-tempered affair
WATERFORD footballers remain unbeaten after sharing the spoils with Carlow at Dr Cullen Park, as Dublin referee Brian O'Shea issued a total of 13 cards, three red -- to Carlow's JJ Smith and Waterford duo Wayne Hennessy and Tony Grey -- and 10 yellow.
An undistinguished opening half saw the sides tied 0-7 apiece. After a superb save by James Clarke denied Waterford's Liam O Lionain a goal on the resumption, Luke Dempsey's men recorded a brace of points from Eric McCormack and a goal from substitute John Murphy.
Waterford responded with an O Lionain goal in the 44th minute and points from Michael Donnelly and O Lionain tied the game. The sides shared a further four.
Scorers -- Carlow: E McCormack 0-7 (0-3f), J Murphy 1-0, M Carpenter 0-2, B Murphy, JJ Smith (f) 0-1 each. Waterford: M Donnelly 0-4 (0-2f), L O Lionain 1-1, R Aherne 0-3, S Cunningham 0-2, T Grey 0-1.
Carlow -- J Clarke; P Murphy, L Murphy, T Bolger; A Curran, J Hayden, B Kavanagh; B Murphy, S Redmond; W Minchin, S Rea, S Gannon; E McCormack, M Carpenter, JJ Smith. Subs: J Murphy for L Murphy (h-t), D St Ledger for Rea (h-t), K Nolan for P Murphy (50), M Nolan for Kavanagh (59), S Myers for Bolger (67).
Waterford: T Wall; J Walsh, T O'Gorman, C Phelan; T Grey, S Briggs, M O'Gorman; M Aherne, E Walsh; M Donnelly, C McGrath, B Wall; W Hennessy, R Aherne, T Prendergast. Subs: L O Lionain for Wall (h-t), S Cunningham for Walsh (41), N Hennessy for Phelan (60).
Ref -- B O'Shea (Dublin).