HL2B: Maher double relegates Rossies

01 April 2013
London 2-18
Roscommon 2-10

A first brace of goals from Jonathan Maher helped London to secure their place in the Allianz Hurling League Division 2B final against Meath.

The Exiles' eight-point win in Ruislip also saw Roscommon relegated to Division 3A for 2014. The game was over as a contest after 21 minutes when Maher's goals and five points from Donie Reale had London perched on a 2-10 to 0-1 lead.

The hosts went on to lead by 2-14 to 0-3 at the break, but only added four points after the restart as a much-improved Roscommon pulled back goals through Ronan O'Meara and Tomas Seale to put a better complexion the scoreboard.

London - D Russell; P Lane, B Costello, B Healy; D Bardon, B Regan, B Moroney; D Moore (0-1), C McAlinden; S Frawley (0-2), E Cooney (0-1), S Keane (0-1); K Walsh (0-3), J Maher (2-2), D Reale (0-8). Subs: P J Rowe for McAlinden, S Lambert for Walsh, D Healy for Lane, J Walsh for Moroney, L Hands for Maher.

Roscommon - P Dolan; C Shaw, I Delaney, S Curley (0-1); C Dolan, G Fallon (0-1), S Melia; Cathal Kelly (0-5), J Lawlor; A Murphy, R O'Meara (1-1), T Seale (1-1); C Egan, D Nolan, Cormac Kelly. Subs: N Connaughton for Egan, E Kenny (0-1) for Murphy, L Kilcline for Cormac Kelly, D Leonard for Dolan.

Referee - L McAuley.