HL2B: Down see off gutsy Mayo challenge
March 10, 2014
Down's Conor Woods. INPHO
As expected Down maintained their 100% record in the HL Division 2B but they were made to sweat all the way by a plucky Mayo side at Pairc Esler.
Entering the final quarter, only two points separated the sides and Down breathed a sigh of relief when Mayo goalkeeper Donal O'Brien was off target with a 65th minute penalty.
A late Conor Woods '65' sealed the win for the hosts.
Down - S Keith; M Conlon, P Flynn, M Hughes; B Nicholson, C Woods (0-5), P Hughes; F Conway (0-1), D Hughes (0-2); D Toner, C O'Neill (0-3), C Bailie (0-2); S Dineen (0-1), M Turley (0-1), P Sheehan (0-2). Subs: C O'Prey for S Dineen, C Taggart for P Hughes.
Mayo - D O'Brien; A Brennan, A Connolly, D Kenny; K Kiely, P O'Flynn (0-1), P Barrett; G Nolan (0-1), C Charlton (0-1); B Hunt, S Hoban, F Boland; K Feeney (0-8), D McDonnell, B Higgins (0-1). Subs: S Boland for S Hoban, K McDermott (0-1) for F Boland, C Scahill for S Boland, R Hehir for D McDonnell.
Referee - G Duffy.
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