Carlow sub Daniel St Ledger looked to have secured an away win at Fraher Field for Carlow when his fisted 59th-minute goal gave his side a six-point lead over a new-look Waterford.
However, Waterford kept the visitors scoreless for the rest of the game and proceeded to score 1-3 themselves to earn them three League points from their last two outings. Following a Jason Curry free in the 62nd minute, Déise centre-back Seanie O'Donovan finished a sweeping movement to the Carlow net four minutes later, and added-time scores from full-back Darach Ó Cathasaigh and Curry earned the home side the draw that their efforts deserved.
Playing with the wind, Carlow led by 1-10 to 1-5 at half-time. The home side reduced the deficit to just two by the 55th minute, and despite St Ledger's goal, Waterford rallied.
Scorers - Waterford: J Curry 0-7 (7f) ,D Ryan, S O'Donovan 1-0 each, Conor Murray 0-3, D Fitzgerald 0-2, B Lynch, D Ó Cathasaigh 0-1 each. Carlow: P Broderick 0-9 (5f, 1 '45), J Murphy, D St Ledger 1-0 each, D Foley 0-3 (2f), S Gannon, E Ruth 0-1 each.
Waterford - P Hunt 6; A Jones 7, D Ó Cathasaigh 7, M Kiely 7; R Flynn 6, S O'Donovan 8, D Ryan 7; D Fitzgerald 7, J Curry 8; D Guiry 6, C Murray 8, J Gleeson 6; Brian Lynch 6, D Corcoran 7, S Curry 7. Subs: B Looby 7 for J Gleeson (h-t), J Beresford 7 for Stephen Curry (64).
Carlow - R Molloy 6; L Roberts 7, S Redmond 7, J Moore 7; C Doyle 7, R Walker 8, R Dunphy 7; S Murphy 7, E Ruth 7; J Murphy 7, D O'Brien 7, S Gannon 8, L Walker 7, P Broderick 8, D Foley 7. Subs: M Bambrick 6 for R Dunphy (47), C Hulton 6 for L Walker (50), D St Ledger 7 for D Foley (55), J Morrissey 6 for S Murphy (57), D Walsh 6 for Josh Moore (67).
Ref - B Griffin (Kerry).