Friday 20 July 2018

Doyle delivers for Westmeath

Westmeath 0-19 Carlow 0-15

Killian Doyle rounded off the Westmeath victory with a superb injury-time point.Stock photo
Killian Doyle rounded off the Westmeath victory with a superb injury-time point.Stock photo

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Westmeath pulled away in the final 10 minutes at Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday, the Lake County recording the game's final four points to deservedly get their campaign off to a winning start.

The sides were level on 10 occasions and deadlocked at 0-8 apiece at half-time. At that stage Westmeath were down to 14 men, having lost right half-back Aaron Craig to a straight red card on the half-hour for a striking offence on a Carlow player.

Carlow edged 0-11 to 0-9 ahead early in the second-half, but then lost substitute James Doyle to a straight red.

Ultimately Westmeath were the better side, with team captain Tommy Doyle, Derek McNicholas, the roving Robbie Greville and full-forward Killian Doyle all prominent.

Killian Doyle rounded off the Westmeath victory with a superb injury-time point during play from long distance -his fourth point, all from play.

Scorers - Westmeath: A Devine 0-7 (5f, 1 65), K Doyle 0-4, R Greville 0-3, N Mitchell, D McNicholas 0-2 each, C Doyle 0-1.

Carlow: D Murphy 0-8 (7f), S Murphy, C Nolan 0-3 each, M Kavanagh 0-1.

Westmeath: P Carroll 6; S Power 6, T Doyle 8, L Varley 7; A Craig 6, P Greville 7, C Boyle 6; E Price 6, D McNicholas 8; J Gilligan 5, N Mitchell 7, S Clavin 5; A Devine 8, K Doyle 8, R Greville 8. Subs: G Greville 6 for Price (HT); N O'Brien 6 for Clavin (HT); D Eggerton for Gilligan (62); C Doyle for McNicholas (65).

Carlow: B Tracey 6; D Wall 6, A Corcoran 7, M Doyle 7; E Nolan 6, D English 8, R Kelly 6; J Murphy 5, D Byrne 6; S Murphy 7, M Kavanagh 7, E Byrne 6; D Murphy 7, K McDonald 5, C Nolan 7. Subs: J Doyle 5 for McDonald (42); J Kavanagh 5 for J Murphy (49); C Foley for D Byrne (63).

REF - J Clarke (Cavan)

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