Thursday 23 November 2017

Deise rally falls short

Westmeath 1-19
Waterford 1-14

A late rally by 14-man Waterford was not enough as Westmeath collected a vital win in Mullingar.

The hosts, with Dessie Dolan on song, led by 0-19 to 0-12 with six minutes left, but Mark Ferncombe's goal gave Waterford hope and then Tommy Prendergast followed up with two points.

Only a fine save by Gary Connaughton from Ferncombe prevented Westmeath from falling behind, before Denis Corroon goaled for the winners.

Waterford full-back Thomas O'Gorman was sent off on a second yellow shortly before the break. Westmeath led at half-time by 0-9 to 0-7 and added five pointsin 10 minutes.

Man of the Match: Dessie Dolan (Westmeath)

Scorers -- Westmeath: D Dolan 0-10 (6f), P Greville 0-5 (5f), D Corroon 1-0, F Wilson 0-2, B Murtagh, C Jordan 0-1 each. Waterford: M Ferncombe 1-4 (3f), B Wall 0-5 (5f), T Prendergast 0-2, P Hurney, C O'Keeffe, K Cotter ('45') 0-1 each.

Westmeath -- G Connaughton 8; F Boyle 6, K Gavin 7, J Gaffey 6; C Jordan 5, A Finnan 7, D Harte 6; B Murtagh 6, D Corroon 6; F Wilson 7, David Glennon 7, P Sharry 8; P Greville 7, D Dolan 9, Denis Glennon 6. Subs: S Quinn 6 for P Sharry (54), T Warburton 6 for C Jordan (62), R English for B Murtagh (65), R Doyle for F Boyle (65), P Tormey for R Doyle (69).

Waterford -- K Cotter 7; Mce O'Gorman 6, T O'Gorman 4, K Connery 5; W Hennessy 6, S Briggs 6, J Hurney 8; J Veale 5, B Phelan 5; B Wall 7, P Hurney 6, T Connors 6; S Fleming 7, T Prendergast 6, M Ferncombe 8. Subs: T Grey 6 for S Briggs (inj, 10), C O'Keeffe 7 for J Veale (h-t), Ml O'Gorman 6 for S Fleming (54), JJ Hutchinson 6 for T Connors (56), K Power for B Phelan (62 ).

Ref -- E O'Grady (Leitrim).

Irish Independent

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