HL2A: Exiles come out on top in relegation battle

March 10, 2018

London manager Fergus McMahon.
©INPHO/Presseye/Dylan McIlwaine.

London have retained their Allianz HL Division 2A status thanks to an impressive seven point win over Kildare at Ruislip today.

The Fergus McMahon managed Exiles prevailed on a scoreline of 1-19 to 0-15 to send Joe Quaid's Lilywhites into Division 2B for 2019.

Richie Murphy was on target with 0-7 (0-11 overall) during a first-half which finished with the hosts' 1-13 to 0-7 to the good and they held for a vital victory.

London - J Barrett; L Murphy, B Regan, C Hickey; C McAlinden (0-1), K Reid (0-1), K Burke (0-1); A O'Leary, O Sheil (0-1); H Vaughan (0-1), R Murphy (0-11, 7f, 2'65), M Duggan; D Roberts (0-1), C Nelson (1-1), S Lawless (0-1). Subs: M Ivors for S Lawless, K O'Loughlin for M Duggan, A Sheehan for C Nelson, A Griffiths for O Sheil, C Lordan for D Roberts.

Kildare - P Dermody; C Forde, J Doran, P Sullivan; N O Muineachain, M Moloney, M Grace; M Fitzgerald (0-3, 1f), B Byrne (0-1); J Burke (0-6, 4f), P Divilly, K Whelan (0-1); M Delaney (0-2, 1f), E O'Neill (0-1), C Bonus (0-1). Subs: S Ryan for P Divilly, J Sheridan for C Bonus, P McKenna for P Dermody, D Cahill for N O Muineachain, C Dowling for K Whelan.

Referee - R McGann.

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