Saturday 20 January 2018

Leitrim finish Division Four campaign with narrow win over Waterford

Leitrim just edged out Waterford
Leitrim just edged out Waterford
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Leitrim finished their League campaign on a winning note when they narrowly defeated Waterford in an entertaining encounter played in ideal conditions at Carrick-on-Shannon today.

Waterford were the more competitive in the first half  against a lack lustre home side who registered a succession of wides despite wind advantage.Alhough Leitrim edged ahead  going into the closing stages of the half  a Waterford goal in the 27th minute by Conor Murray  put the Decies  1-4 to 0-6 deservedly ahead at the break.

A Keith Beirne goal for Leitrim from the throw in restored their advantage and  they dominated  play for the next 20 minute adding six points without reply as Waterford faded badly.

However in a dramatic finale  a Waterford  goal by Paul Whyte against the run of play seven minutes from time sparked a late revival by the visitors who outscored Leitrim by five points to one narrowing the gap but a relieving late point by Mark Plunkett saved the day and the points for the home side.   

TEAMS & SCORERS

LEITRIM: K Beirne(1-0) R Kennedy (0-3),E Mulligan(0-6 3f),O Madden Moran,M Plunkett,McGovern1pt each).

B Flynn,P Maguire,N Woods,M Murphy,W McKeon,G Reynolds,O Madden,D Wrynn(C),P Dolan,D McGovern,M Plunkett,R Kennedy,E Mulligan,K Beirne,B Gallagher.

SUBS:

D Moran for B Gallagher (27m).J Rooney for W McKeon(44m).M McWeeney for n Woods(54m).N O'Donnell for K Beirne(60m).J Mitchell for G Raynolds(60m).

 

WATERFORD: P Whyte (1-2 2f)C Murray(1_0),G Crotty (0-4)J McGrath(0-1),P Whyte (0-1f)

D Whitty,J McGrath,T O'Gorman,S Dalton,K Murphy,R O'Ceallaigh,A Trihy,G Crotty,M Curry,M O'Halloran,C Maguire,D Guiry,C Murray,P Whyte,F O Cuirrin

SUBS:T O Hullachain for F O Currain (45m).Pa Whyte for K Murphy(50m).J Curry for D Guiry(52m).P Walsh for C Murray(60m).

REFEREE:F Barry (Kildare).

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