The teams shared eight points in a scrappy first half. With the sides tied at 0-6 apiece Carlow struck for Wall’s goal. Almost immediately London were awarded a close-in free but Eoin Kelly’s hard shot was well blocked by Carlow wing back Pauric Nolan. It proved a turning point as Carlow then surged to victory.
Scorers for Carlow: M Kavanagh (0-7, 4fs), S Murphy (1-2), C Wall (1-1), P Kehoe, R Smithers (0-1 each).
Scorers for London: S Lambert (0-4, 1f, 1 65, 1 s/l), E Kelly (f), L Hands, H Vaughan, C Hickey (0-1 each).
CARLOW: B Treacy; C McCabe, M Ryan, P Doyle; P Nolan, D English, M Doyle; P Kehoe, C Wall; S Murphy, M Brennan, M Kavanagh; A Gaule, J Kane, J Doyle.
Subs: R Smithers for Kane (ht), D Roberts for Doyle (41), K English for Gaule (62), J Doyle for Murphy (64), D Whelan for Brennan (65).
LONDON: J Grealish; C McAlinden, C Smith, C Hickey; E Cooney, B Regan, D Moore; S Frawley, H Vaughan; P J Rowe, E Kelly , M Holohan; S Lambert, M Duggan, L Hands.
Subs: K Coen for Holohan (45), P Phelan for Rowe (58), P Barary for Hand (68), M Lynch for Vaughan (69).
Referee: F Horgan (Tipperary).