O'Byrne Cup: Dublin 2-6 - Louth 0-8. Watson to the rescue

posted 10 Jan 2014, 01:27 by Skerries Harps
Danny Watson was Dublin's supersub as his two goals paved the way for a Dublin victory in this Bord na Móna O'Byrne Cup (Round 2) clash at Parnell Park.

In atrocious conditions the St Anne's man turned the game in Dublin's favour following his introduction in the 54th minute with fellow subs Harry Dawson and Jonny Cooper also helping to drive the Dubs to the second win in Group D.

Louth led 0-3 to 0-1 at the break nad stretched it by a point on the restart when Brian White converted a free.
Following fine points from Shane Carthy and Paul Hudson (two) the sides were level with ten minutes remaining.
What action and drama this encounter had to offer were all compacted into the decisive last ten

On 60 minutes Watson showed a clinical edge in front of goal when picking his spot to the corner of the net (pictured), he swiftly followed with a point from 40 metres as Dublin moved four clear, 1-6 to 0-5.
The Dubs also had to thank the swift reflexes of Seán Currie at the other end when he denied Louth's Daniel O'Connell from close range.

The Wee County battled back with points from Bevan Duffy, Declan Byrne and Stephen Campbell to dram within a point but Watson's big night wasn't finished yet when a crossfield ball broke into his path and he steered it past Shane McCoy.

Dublin face DCU this Sunday in Parnell Park (2.0) in their final group game.

SCORERS - Dublin: D Watson 2-1, P Hudson 0-3 (0-1f), S Carthy, J Whelan 0-1 each. Louth: B White 0-3 (0-1f), L Shevlin 0-2, D Crilly (0-1 '45'), D Byrne, S Campbell 0-1 each.

DUBLIN: S Currie; D Nelson, S George, M Fitzsimons; C Guckian, B Cullen, K Nolan; D O'Mahony, S Carthy; C Walsh, P McMahon, J Whelan; P Hudson, K McManamon, G Sweeney. Subs: J Cooper for Nolan (ht), L Fletcher for Nelson (black card) (45), H Dawson for Walsh (48), N McGovern for Guckian (48), D Watson for Sweeney (54), C Mullins for Cullen (65).

LOUTH: S McCroy; P Rath, D Finnegan, K McLoughlin; D O'Hanlon, D Crilly, L Shevlin, P Keenan, R Brodigan; D Byrne, G Connolly, B Duffy; K Rogers, B White, S Campbell. Subs: D Maguire for O'Hanlon (ht), C Doyle for Rogers (48), P Sheehan for Brodigan (48).

REF: F Kelly (Longford).
ATT: 2,000 (est).