Sunday 17 December 2017

Models leave London in lurch

Wexford 4-20 London 1-6

Sean Hickey, London. Picture credit: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile
Sean Hickey, London. Picture credit: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile newsdesk

It was all to easy for Wexford as they cruised to a 23-point victory over London yesterday.

London enjoyed the ideal start with a goal from Sean Hickey within a minute but thereafter it turned into an uphill battle as they were completely outplayed by the slick-moving Models at Innovate Wexford Park.

The hosts were back level 0-3 to 1-0 inside nine minutes, through points from Brian Malone, Kieran Butler and a Donal Shanley free.

Wexford built up momentum with a 27th-minute goal through sub Tiernan Rossiter giving them a 1-10 to 1-1 half-time lead.

Their dominance grew on the resumption, as midfielders Daithi Waters and Colm Kehoe took total control. A second Wexford goal from Paraic Curtis after 48 minutes gave them a 2-13 to 1-2 lead.

While Wexford's attacks left some space at the back, London could only add two Adrian Moyles points, one from a 45.

Wexford kept the scoreboard ticking over adding further goals through John Tubritt and Waters.

Scorers - Wexford: D Shanley (5f, 1 '45) 0-8; J Tubritt 1-3; P Curtis 1-1; T Rossiter, D Waters 1-0 each; K Butler 0-3; B Brosnan (1f) 0-2; B Malone, C Kehoe, A Flynn 0-1 each. London: S Hickey 1-1; A Moyles (1f, 1 '45) 0-3; M Gottsche, L Mulvey 0-1 each.

Wexford - A Masterson 7; J Rossiter 7, N Rossiter 7, J Wadding 6; B Malone 7, S Byrne 7, K Butler 7; C Kehoe 7, D Waters 7; P Curtis 7, PJ Banville 6, A Flynn 7; B Brosnan 7, D Shanley 8, J Tubritt 7. Subs: T Rossiter 7 for Banville (inj 15); E Nolan 6 for Curtis (50); M O'Regan 6 for Flynn (53); R Tierney 6 for N Rossiter (56); K Rowe 6 for Shanley (57); P O'Keeffe 6 for J Rossiter (64).

London - G McEvoy 6; P Butler 7, C Dunne 6, D Quinn 7; D McGreevy 6, D Ryan 7, C Dunne 6; M Gottsche 7, J Moran 6; A Moyles 7, S Buckley 6, L Gavaghan 6; S Hickey 7, S Conroy 6, L Mulvey 7. Subs: C Greene for Gottsche (34); J Lynch for C Greene (B.C. 35); E Murray 6 for Buckley (ht); C Carty 7 for Quinn (53); C O'Neill for Dunne (66); S O'Grady for Conroy (70).

Ref - K Murphy (Cork).

Irish Independent

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