HL2B: Hennelly fires Exiles to victory

11 March 2013
London 0-21
Down 2-8

Galway native Gerard Hennelly bagged a dozen points as London regained winning ways with a fine victory over Down at Ruislip.

London looked to be in a spot of bother when Danny Toner's goal helped Down to a six-point lead after 21 minutes, but the hosts rallied with five points coming up to half-time to trail by 0-8 to 1-7 at the short whistle.

With Hennelly in unerring form, the Exiles scored six unanswered points after the restart before a 60th minute goal from substitute Kevin McGarry revived Down's challenge.

However, London grabbed the last five scores to run out comfortable winners in the end.

London - J Grealish; D Healy (0-1), B Costello, B Healy; P Lane, D Maher, J Walsh; S Lambert (0-2), G Hill (0-1); G Hennelly (0-12), J Egan (0-2), H Vaughan (0-1); T Dunne, M Finn (0-1), L Hands. Subs: M Duggan for Dunne, S Keane (0-1) for Hands, K Bolger for Lambert.

Down - S Keith; M Conlon, P Flynn, P Hughes; B Toner, C Coulter, F Conway; C O'Prey (0-1), P Braniff (0-6); S Nicholson, M Ennis, C Dorrian; P Sheehan, G Johnston, D Toner (1-1). Subs: K McGarry (1-0) for Sheehan, M Turley for Dorrian, A Savage for O'Prey.

Referee - D Hughes.