Saturday 17 February 2018

Two-goal wall leads way in Carlow cruise

Carlow 3-22 London 2-7

Carlow manager Colm Bonnar. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Carlow manager Colm Bonnar. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile newsdesk

Ten Carlow players shared in their huge tally as Colm Bonnar's men maintained their unbeaten League run with a stroll past 13-man London in front of a small crowd at Netwatch Cullen Park.

Carlow had the points wrapped up by half-time when they led 2-16 to 0-4. By that stage all six starting forwards had scored along, with half-back backs David English, Seán Whelan and midfielder Jack Kavanagh.

Full-forward Craig Wall led the rout, hitting goals in the 18th and 34th minutes. He top-scored with 2-3, while corner-forward Chris Nolan was not far behind with 1-4 from play.

Substitute Kevin O'Loughlin got both of London's goals. Bill Walsh and Brian Regan got straight red cards.

SCORERS - Carlow: C Wall 2-3, P Coady 0-6 (5fs), C Nolan 1-4, J M Nolan, E Byrne 0-2 each, D English (f), S Whelan, J Kavanagh, S Murphy, J Doyle 0-1 each. London: K O'Loughlin 2-1 ( 1-0pen, 1-0f, 0-1s-l), S Bardon 0-5 (2fs, 1 '65'), O Gately 0-1.

CARLOW - J Carroll 7; A Corcoran 7, P Doyle 7, G Bennett 6; R Kelly 6; D English 8, S Whelan 7; J Kavanagh 7, J Murphy 8; S Murphy 6, P Coady 7, E Byrne 7; C Nolan 8, C Wall 8, J M Nolan 7. Subs: R Smithers 6 for Byrne (45); E Redmond 6 for Kelly (56); J Doyle for Coady (58); S Brennan for J Doyle (inj 63); A Casey for Bennett (63).

LONDON - E Kelly 5; F Collins 5, O Gately 6, M Conroy 7; S Griffey 6, C Kerr 5, N Rogers 5; B Regan 6, T Lawrence 5; E Cooney 6, P Uniacke 6, S Bardon 7; C Lambert 5, T Healy 5, A Murphy 6. Subs: A Griffith 6 for Collins (inj, 30); D Roberts 5 for Rogers (h/t); R Murphy 5 for Lawrence (h/t); K O'Loughin 8 for Kerr (h/t); B Walsh 5 for Lambert (h/t).

REF - M Murtagh (Westmeath)

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