Storming start to second half ensures Westmeath victory


In what was a mixed performance, Westmeath recorded a three-point win over Louth in the Leinster Minor Football Leag-ue at TEG Cusack Park last Saturday. 

Coming one week after their defeat by Meath in the same competition, it was a welcome victory for a side that worked hard throughout and created plenty of chances. With a more ruthless streak in front of goal, they could have won more handsomely. 

Westmeath were like the curate’s egg, good in spots. They started well, but finished the first half in tentative fashion; the opening stages of the second half were hugely positive but again they faded and it took a strong final quarter to deny a determined Louth side.