Saturday 19 April 2014

Derry produced a sensational comeback

Derry 1-20
Kildare 0-19

Derry produced a sensational comeback to overturn an 11-point deficit in Newbridge.

Kildare quickly raced into a three-point lead and led 0-12 to 0-1 after 22 minutes.

Crucially, though, Derry struck 1-4 in the final 10 minutes of the half and, when Peter Henry netted it was game on, with the teams level,0-13 to 1-5, at half-time.

Ger Rogan's men struck nine points without reply after the break, and suddenly Derry were up by four points and they held on for victory.

MAN OF THE MATCH -- Ruaidhri Convery (Derry).

Scorers -- Derry: P Henry 1-7 (5f), R Convery 0-6(4f), K Hinphey 0-3, A Rafferty, O Doherty, O McCloskey, P McCloskey 0-1 each. Kildare: M Moloney (2f), D Kennedy (3f, 1 '65, 1 pen) 0-5 each, M Fitzgerald (1f), D Harney(2fs) 0-3 each, L Quinn 0-2, R Hoban 0-1.

Derry -- D McDermott 7; A Rafferty 8, C Quinn 7, L Hawkins 7; C McKenna 6, M Craig 7, O Doherty 8; B Glass 7, O McCloskey 7; A Grant 6, R Convery 9, K Hinphey 8; P Henry 8, P McCloskey 7, P Kelly 6. Subs: C Mackle 6 for McKenna (66).

Kildare -- P Dermody 7; N Doolan 7, K Divilly 7, J Doran 6; N O Muineachain 6, D Kennedy 7, E O'Neill 7; R Hoban 5, K Chan 5; C Kenny 6, M Moloney 7, L Quinn 7; M Fitzgerald 6, D Harney 7, C Bonus 5. Subs: R Gantley 6 for Hoban (h-t); C Buggy 6 for Chan (h-t); K Waltzer 6 for Bonus (h-t); M Divilly 6 for Fitzgerald (55).

Ref -- M Haverty (Galway).

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