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Waterford moved off the bottom of the table

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).

Irish Independent