Thursday 26 April 2018

Mitchell brace lifts Westmeath

Westmeath 2-12 London 1-10

Westmeath were three points down by the midway point of the first period. (Stock picture)
Westmeath were three points down by the midway point of the first period. (Stock picture)

Niall Mitchell pounced for two second-half goals in Ruislip to maintain Westmeath's 100 per cent record.

Centre-forward Mitchell found the net twice in five minutes after the restart as the Lake County quickly overturned a two-point half-time deficit.

Westmeath were three points down by the midway point of the first period.

London led 0-7 to 0-5 at the break but fell behind in the 37th minute when Aaron Craig's long-range attempt came back off the crossbar and Mitchell reacted quickest. The Clonkill man then raised the green flag for a second time.

London rallied, scoring an unanswered 1-2 with Michael Ivors grabbing their goal.

Three late points from Allan Devine kept Westmeath on course for promotion.

 

Scorers - Westmeath: A Devine 0-6 (3f), N Mitchell 2-0, C Doyle 0-2, C Boyle, G Greville, D McNicholas (f), J Gilligan 0-1 each. London: R Murphy 0-4 (4f), M Ivors 1-0, K Reid 0-2 (1f), D Moore, H Vaughan, K Burke (f), J Troy 0-1 each.

Westmeath - S McGovern 7; S Power 7, T Doyle 7, G Greville 7; A Craig 8, P Greville 7, D McNicholas 8; R Greville 6, E Price 6; J Gilligan 6, N Mitchell 7, D Egerton 6; A Devine 8, C Doyle 6, C Boyle 6. Subs: D Clinton 6 for Price 49, N Conaty 6 for Doyle 58, A Cox for Egerton 68.

London - J Barron 7; L Murphy 6, B Regan 7, A Griffiths 6; K Burke 7, K Reid 8, D Moore 7; A O'Leary 7, H Vaughan 6; T Clarke 6, R Murphy 7, M O'Loachdha 6; C Lordan 6, M Duggan 6, M Ivors 6. Subs: C McAlinden 7 for Moore 23, S Lohan 6 for Vaughan 38, J Troy 6 for Clarke 45, D O'Regan 6 for Lordan 55, E Kiely 6 for O'Loachdha 58.

REF - J Keane (Galway)

Irish Independent

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