Derry kept hold of their unbeaten record at the summit in Division 3A of the Allianz Hurling league, while their were also victories today for Wicklow and Kildare.
Derry produced a determined second half display to take a 0-15 to 0-14 win over Meath at Swatragh. It was a third successive defeat for the Royals.
Cillian Farrell's Meath side led by 0-07 to 0-06 at half-time and pushed two points clear early after the restart
However, Derry pushed in front largely thanks to the efforts of Ruairi Convery (0-07) and Kevin Hinphey (0-03).
The Oak Leafers were reduced to 14 men, with 13 minutes remaining, following the dismissal of half-back Cormac McKenna. But they managed to stay ahead on the scoreboard, leaving the Royals to face the task of having to avoid relegation.
London pushed Wicklow to the pin of their collar before the Garden County side emerged as 1-15 to 1-14 victors at Greenford this afternoon.
Wicklow, who had a goal from Andy O'Brien, bounced back from an eight-point interval deficit - 1-12 to 1-04 - to hold London to just two second half points.
Meanwhile, at the Athletic Grounds, Kildare claimed a comfortable 1-16 to 0-12 win over Armagh.