Carter key for kildare
David Carter found the net twice as a brace of goals in either half proved key for the Lilywhites as they inflicted a third straight defeat on Westmeath in a scrappy tie at Cusack Park on Saturday.
Scorers -- Kildare: D Carter 2-1, D Harney 1-3, B White 0-4 (0-4f), J Houlihan 1-1, M Fitzgerald 0-1. Westmeath: B Murtagh 0-4 (0-2f), A Dowdall, A Mitchell (0-1f, 0-1 '65), D McNicholas 0-2 each, J Clarke 0-1.
Kildare -- P Dermody; P Reidy, D Byrne, P Keegan; N O Muineachain, R Hoban, C Kenny; B White, M Divilly; J Houlihan, D Kennedy, P Buggy; D Carter, D Harney, M Fitzgerald. Subs: D Moloney for Byrne (68), B Aherne for Divilly (70).
Westmeath -- P Burke; G Gavin, D McCormack, E Price; P Greville, A Mitchell, A Price; P Dowdall, R Jackson; A Dowdall, B Murtagh, J Shaw; K Cosgrove, D McNicholas, J Clarke. Subs: C Curley for A Price (h-t), N Flanagan for Cosgrove (53).
Ref -- F Smyth (Meath).
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