Waterford moved off the bottom of the table yesterday when they had two goals to spare against Limerick at Fraher Field, thanks to a brace from Mark Ferncombe.
The first of Ferncombe's efforts came on 25 minutes, when he fisted to the net at the end of a good movement to give his side a 1-3 to
0-0 lead. And any hopes of a Limerick come-back were dashed 10 minutes after the restart when he bagged his second goal.
MAN OF THE MATCH -- Mark Ferncombe (Waterford)
Scorers -- Waterford: M Ferncombe 2-1, S Fleming, T Prendergast 0-2 each, E Walsh, W Hennessy, B Wall (f) 0-1 each. Limerick: G Collins 0-5 (3f), S Kelly 0-2, J Cooke 0-1.
Waterford -- K Cotter 6; M O'Gorman 7, T O'Gorman 5, C Phelan 6; E Walsh 5, S Briggs 7, W Hennessy 7; M Ahearne 7, T Prendergast 7; B Wall 5, K Power 5, Mich O'Gorman 5; J Veale 5, P Hurney 7, S Fleming 7. Subs: M Ferncombe 9 for J Veale (14), K Connery 5 for E Walsh (h-t), B Phelan for M Ahearne (61), M Donnelly for P Hurney (69).
Limerick -- B Scanlon 6; M Riordan 5, J McCarthy 5, B Fitzpatrick 5; J Riordan 5, E Fitzgibbon 5, P Ranahan 6; J Donovan 6, J Galvin 8; S Kelly 7, J Mullane 5, S Buckley 5; I Ryan 4, J Cooke 5, G Collins 7. Subs: M McCormack 5 for B Fitzpatrick (4), D Ward 4 for J Cooke (h-t), D Kelly 4 for J Mullane (h-t), P Kinnerk for S Buckley, M Sheehan for E Fitzgibbon.
Ref -- M Collins (Cork).