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Wicklow ramped up their promotion drive

Wicklow ramped up their promotion drive as they cruised to victory at Aughrim yesterday.

The Exiles started well when full-forward Eoin O'Neill netted from a penalty, but they then ran out of steam as the hosts took control.

Wicklow's first goal also came from a penalty, dispatched by Leighton Glynn to secure a 1-7 to 1-1 lead at the break.

And victory was sealed with a Sean Furlong goal on 54 minutes.

Man of the match -- JP Dalton (Wicklow).

Scorers -- Wicklow: L Glynn 1-6 (1 pen, 2f), S Furlong 1-5 (1f), P Dalton, C Hyland, D Odlum 0-2 each, J McGrath, JP Dalton, P Earls, J Stafford, C McGraynor (1f) 0-1 each. London: E O'Neill 1-0 (1pen), S Kelly 0-3, John Collins 0-1.

Wicklow -- J Flynn 5; P Higgins 6, A Nolan 5, A Byrne 6; P Earls 6, S Kelly 7, D. Hayden 7; F Finn 8 N Gaffney 5; J McGrath 5 P Dalton 9, JP Dalton 8; D Odlum 6, S Furlong 8, L Glynn 8. Subs: P McWalter 7 for J McGrath (25), J Stafford 6 for N Gaffney(29), C Hyland 7 for A Nolan (h-t), C McGraynor 5 for L Glynn (60), A Merriman for R Finn (65).

London -- B Molrooney 5; D O'Neill 6, B Comer 6, D McGreevy 7; N Touhy 7, K O'Leary 6 , S Boyle 6; S McVeigh 8, A Concanon 7; C Conneely 7, J Collins; M Mulholland 5, S Kelly 8, E O'Neill 7, C O'Sullivan 6. Subs: D Donnellan for M. Mulholland (25), J McHugh for B Molrooney (h-t), K Phair for C O'Sullivan (46), M. Keane for J. Collins (54), B Friel for K O'Leary (58).

Ref -- B Tyrrell (Tipperary).

Irish Independent