Antrim show dominance over London
Ulster side still in promotion hunt after win in Toome
Antrim’s Kevin McGourty is tackled by Conor Gillespie of London during the league clash in Toome. Photograph: Inpho.
Antrim 1-12 London 1-8
Antrim remain in the promotion hunt after this win over London at Toome. The ball was in the Antrim net after only 45 seconds when Alan O’Hara blasted to the net, but Antrim responded almost immediately with a penalty from Conor McGourty.
However, the hosts were reduced to 14 men when Conor Burke needlessly kicked out at Paraic McGoldrick after he had fouled the London forward.
Black cards for midfield duo Cathal Óg Greene and Mark Gottsche allowed Antrim to pull away in the last 10 minutes.
ANTRIM: C Kerr, C Burke, S McVeigh, D Lynch, J Lavery, J Crozier, T Scullion, M McCann 0-1, O Gallagher 0-1, C Murray, T McCann 0-1, P McBride, R Murray, M Pollock 0-3, C McGourty 1-5. Subs: B Hasson for O Gallagher 52, C McGuinness for P McBride 55, R Johnston for T Scullion 63, M Fitzpatrick for T McCann 67.
LONDON: P Coggins, D McCreevy, P Butler, P Galvin, S Curran, T Gaughan 0-1, D McCarthy, M Gottsche, C Greene, M Carroll, P McGoldrick, M Walsh, S Conroy 0-2, L Mulvey 0-3, A O’Hara 1-1. Subs: S Brosnan for D McCarthy 50, S Buckley for M Gottsche 64 (black card), B Smith for P McGoldrick 64.
Referee: T Carroll (Offaly)