London 1-14, Wicklow 4-04
By Larry Cooney.
London are back on track in the Leinster championship after a very impressive performance against Wicklow in Bray last Saturday afternoon.
Two late Wicklow goals gave a completely false impression of the closeness of this encounter in which London dominated for much of the hour.
But despite their late loss of concentration which led to their defensive lapses London looked in any real danger of losing after they dominated the third quarter and were it not for at least three point blank saves from Emer Miley and London hitting the woodwork on four other occasions the Exiles would have won by a landslide score.
The London team also displayed some admirable character after falling behind through an early goal from Lucy Mulhall in the second minute. Despite drawing level with three unanswered points from Hannah Noonan (2) and Jessica Hyde after five minutes and opening up a 0-7 to 1-2 lead after 13 minutes, they were rocked again after conceding a penalty three minutes later to fall behind again.
And although Hannah Noonan tied the scores with her fourth pointed free before a Gerogina Canavan point in the 22nd minute gave the hosts a very fortuitous one-point interval lead when the score was: Wicklow 2-3 London 0-8.
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