HL2A: Westmeath goals sink Derry
10 March 2013
Westmeath bounced back from their first round defeat to Kerry with this 10-point victory over Derry at Cusack Park.
Brian Hanley's charges trailed by 0-5 to 0-6 at the interval, but took control when favoured by the strong wind in the second half. Niall O'Brien's goal propelled them into a 1-6 to 0-7 lead before veteran John Shaw wrapped up the two points with the Lake County's second major.
The visitors - who recorded an impressive first round win over Wicklow - had led by 0-5 to 0-2 midway through the first half, but faded badly after the restart.
Westmeath - P Collins; T Gallagher, A McGrath, M Keegan (0-1); P Gilsenan, C Jordan, E Price; R Greville, S Power; B Lahart, J Clarke (0-1), A Clarke; D McNicholas (0-1), N O'Brien (1-9), J Shaw (1-1). Subs: J Boyle for Lahart, D Fennell for A Clarke, G Greville for J Clarke, B O'Mara for Gallagher, C Dermody for Power.
Derry - D McDermott; M Warnock, C Quinn, J McCloskey; P Kelly, L Hinphey, P Henry (0-2); C Convery, R McCloskey; B Rodgers, R Convery (0-5), A Grant; P Cleary (0-1), O McCloskey (0-1), N Ferris. Subs: D Donnelly for Ferris, K Hinphey for C Convery, T McCloskey for Grant, D McCloskey for J McCloskey.
Referee - F Horgan.