Saturday 20 January 2018

Whyte and Hurney lift Déise

Waterford 2-16 London 1-8

Paul Whyte and Patrick Hurney were key to Waterford's victory over London Stock photo: Philip Fitzpatrick / Sportsfile
Paul Whyte and Patrick Hurney were key to Waterford's victory over London Stock photo: Philip Fitzpatrick / Sportsfile

Waterford claimed a morale-boosting victory against London as Paul Whyte and Patrick Hurney pulled the strings at Ardmore.

The fluent home team carved open the London back line but passed up on five one-on-ones before Whyte tucked the ball away on 49 minutes. The captain skied a first-half penalty right and wide yet they recovered to lead 0-9 to 0-5 at the interval.

In injury time, Stephen Dalton pulled down London's Rory Mason and Barry Tiernan signalled a penalty. The defender got a black a card and Mason sent Stephen Enright the wrong way.

Scorers - Waterford: P Whyte 1-5 (2fs); P Hurney 0-6 (3fs); G Crotty 1-0; D Breathnach 0-2; B Looby, M Curry, C Murray 0-1 each. London: R Mason 1-4 (1-0 pen, 3fs); L Gavaghan 0-4.

Waterford - S Enright 7; B Looby 7, T O'Gorman 7, T Ó hUallacháin 6; J McGrath 6, S Prendergast 7, R Ó Ceallaigh 6; T Prendergast 7, M Curry 7; M O'Halloran 6, P Whyte 8, C Murray 6; D Breathnach 7, J Veale 6, P Hurney 8. Subs: G Crotty 7 for O'Halloran (49); F Ó Cuirrín 6 for Murray (49); F Galvin 6 for Ó Ceallaigh (57); L Lawlor 6 for Veale (57); S Dalton for S Prendergast (62); K Murphy for Dalton (BC, 72).

London - C Hallissey 7; C Carty 6, C O'Neill 6, C Coyne 6; J Branagan 6, P Butler 5, R Jones 6; A McDermott 6, J Gartlan 6; E Murray 6, M Gottsche 6, L Gavaghan 8; R Mason 7, A Moyles 5, J Daly 5. Subs: K Hughes 5 for Moyles (47); M Carroll 5 for Gartlan (47); C Dunne 5 for P Butler (BC, 48); K Butler 5 for Daly (54).

Ref - B Tiernan (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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