Waterford had to come from behind to beat Cork by a single point, in a gripping Allianz National Hurling League encounter on Sunday afternoon.
The home side led by a point at the break, 0-11 to 0-10 and managed to finish the game with the same advantage despite finding themselves trailing at various stages of the second half. Davy Fitzgerald’s men got off to a flyer and led by 0-3 to 0-0 before Pa Cronin got the rebels first score of the afternoon.
Luke O’Farrell, Lorcán McLoughlin and Cian McCarthy added further Cork scores, and the teams were level after 20 minutes when William Egan pointed for the rebels. However, Waterford stepped up the pace and added scores of their own to see them go in at the break with a solitary one point lead.
John Gardiner pointed for the visitors soon after the restart and the teams drew level again before Waterford went one ahead again.The game continued like this for the remainder of the half, with each side going a point ahead at various stages. Neither were able to get any further clear and although a draw would have been a fair result, the home side managed to get the vital score late on that won the day.