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Coulter doubles up

Armagh 5-11 Wicklow 2-14

Published 28/03/2011 | 05:00

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ALREADY-RELEGATED Armagh reserved their best display of the season to overcome Wicklow at the Athletic Grounds yesterday.

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Orchard men Declan Coulter and Conor Corvan swept in for a goal apiece in a three-minute spell during the first quarter.

And when Kieran McKernan saw his speculative long-range effort fumbled by Wicklow goalkeeper Ted Kennedy, who allowed the ball to trickle over the line, Armagh were in the driving seat at 3-4 to 1-7.

Armagh led 3-6 to 1-8 at the break. Jonathan O'Neill's scored the visitors' second goal in the 43rd minute and his team were only a point in arrears (3-9 to 2-11) in the 59th minute.

But further Armagh goals from Coulter and Corvan secured victory.

Man of match: D Coulter (Armagh)

SCORERS -- Armagh: D Coulter 2-6 (0-3 '65'), C Corvan 2-2, K McKernan 1-0, J Corvan, J King, P Heaney 0-1 each. Wicklow: J O'Neill 1-8 (0-2f, 0-2 '65'), A O'Brien 1-1, D Hyland 0-2, E Kearns, T Doyle, W O'Gorman 0-1 each.

Armagh -- S Doherty 7; B Mallon 6, N Curry 8, F Woods 6; B McCormack 8, C Clifford 8, P Gaffney 7; M Maguire 7, K McKernan 8; J Corvan 7, J King 6, M Lennon 6; C Corvan 8, P Heaney 6, D Coulter 9. Subs: P McCormack 6 for Heaney (h-t), G Enright 6 for Maguire (50), C Carvill 5 for King (51).

Wicklow -- T Kennedy 5; B Cuddihy 6, G Keogh 6, W Collins 7; E O'Neill 6, L Kennedy 7, C O'Neill 6; E Kearns 7 S Kelly 6; T Doyle 6, D Hyland 7, N Driver 6; J O'Neill 9, J Murphy 6, A O'Brien 8. Subs: G Berminghan 5 for C O'Neill (40), Eugene Dunne 5 for Driver (49), W O'Gorman 6 for Murphy (52), R Nolan 5 for Doyle (55), K Lacey 5 for E O'Neill (59).

Ref -- R Matthews (Antrim)

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