Hutchinson gives Déise the edge
Waterford 0-10 Leitrim 1-6
Seventy-nine people saw Waterford win for only the second time in this year's league at Fraher Field yesterday afternoon.
The home side led 0-4 to 0-3 at the break, two of their scores coming from the impressive JJ Hutchinson from placed balls, with Paul Whyte and Patrick Hurney also getting on the scoresheet.
Emlyn Mulligan hit a brace for the visitors and Barry Prior hit one. Ronan Kennedy scored the game's only goal 90 seconds after the restart, but Leitrim, with the wind at their backs, couldn't capitalise.
Hutchinson hit the last two scores of the game, both from frees, to seal Waterford's win.
Scorers - Waterford: JJ Hutchinson 0-7 (6f), P Whyte 0-2, P Hurney 0-1. Leitrim: Ronan Kennedy 1-2 (1f), E Mulligan 0-2 (1f), B Prior, K McGrisken 0-1 each.
Waterford: David Whitty; T O hUallachain, M O'Gorman, T O'Gorman; M Curry, S Prendergast, R Ó Ceallaigh; J O'Mahony, C Guiry; K Murphy, P Whyte, P Hurney; L Lawlor, JJ Hutchinson, J Veale. Subs: M O'Halloran for O'Mahony (BC) (16), L O Cuirrain for M O'Halloran (23), S Corcoran for K Murphy (71).
Leitrim: B Flynn; M McWeeney, N Woods, B Prior; P McGuire, G Reynolds, S McWeeney; S Moran, B Mulvey; K McHugh, E Mulligan, K Conlan; C Gaffney, R Kennedy, A Croal. Subs: K McGrisken for Woods (BC) (42), B Mulvey for A Croal (51), T Mulvey for C Gaffney (56).
Referee: J Bermingham (Cork)
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