Friday 23 March 2018

Furlong on song for Wicklow

Wicklow 0-17 London 2-4

Wicklow's Seanie Furlong in action. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Wicklow's Seanie Furlong in action. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile Sportsdesk

Wicklow picked up their first points of the campaign with a dominant victory over London that was played in terrible conditions in Joule Park, Aughrim.

The home side had the aid of the strong wind in the first-half and forged a 0-10 to 0-2 lead at the break - with Seanie Furlong on song with his free-taking - as London found it tough to win a kick-out or threaten the Wicklow goal.

With London's first-half pointscorer Ryan Mason receiving two yellow cards, any hope of a comeback was extinguished when Caoimhin Carty was dismissed for an off the ball incident with 30 minutes left.

Scorers - Wicklow: S Furlong 0-8 (6f), P Cunningham 0-3 (1f), S Kelly, P Byrne, R Lambert (1 '45), C Ffrench, J Crowe, M Kenny 0-1 each. London: M Jordan, D Carrabine 1-0 each, R Mason 0-2 (1f), D Moore, E Murray 0-1 each.

Wicklow: R Lambert 7; B Kennedy 7, R O'Brien 8, J Snell 7; D Hayden 7, D Healy 6, J Crowe 7; R Finn 7, A McLoughlin 7; C Ffrench 7, S Kelly 7, J McGrath 8; P Byrne 7, S Furlong 8, P Cunningham 7. Subs: E Murtagh 7 for B Kennedy (h/t), D Boothman 7 for R Finn (59), M Kenny 7 for S Furlong (59), P McLoughlin 7 for J McGrath (66), M Lennon 7 for P Byrne (68).

Lojndon: C Hallissey 5; P Butler 6, C Carty 5, C O'Neill 6; M Jordan 7, R Jones 6, J Branagan 6; A McDermott 6, J Gartlan 6; E Murray 6, M Gottsche 6, K Hughes 5; R Mason 6, L Gavaghan 6, J Daly 5. Subs: C Dunne 6 for K Hughes (17), D Moore 7 for J Daly (32), M Carroll 6 for J Gartlan (32), K Butler 6 for C Dunne (42), D Ryan 7 for P Butler (60), D Carrabine 7 for E Murray (66).

Ref - A Kissane (Waterford)

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