Longford run out big winners on trip to London

Midlanders keep up Division Four promotion drive with 15-point win

London 0-6 Longford 1-18

Jack Sheedy's rapidly improving Longford outfit were far too classy for London at Ruislip as they maintained their impressive unbeaten Allianz Football League Division Four start.

Prompted by midfielders Kevin Diffley and Barry Gilleran, Longford controlled the opening period and build up a 0-8 to 0-2 advantage at the break.

It was a similar story of Longford supremacy after the restart as centre forward Paul McKeon netted a crisp 48th-minute goal.


London battled until the end, but promotion chasing Longford continued to dominate cruising to a victory that was as convincing as the scoreline suggests.

LONDON: B Kavanagh; D McCarthy, P Butler, P Galvin; S Curran, M Carroll, M Walsh; C Og Greene, A Bradley; L Mulvey (0-1, free), S Finn, D McBride; B Smith, S Conroy (0-1), A O'Hara (0-3).

Subs: D McGreevy for Bradley (30 mins), S Buckley (0-1) for Finn (43 mins), S Devine for McBride (50 mins), J Lynch for Walsh (54 mins), E McCartney for McCarthy (65 mins), A McNulty for Mulvey (65 mins).

LONGFORD: P Collum; D Brady, B Farrell, P Foy; CP Smyth (0-1), D Masterson (0-1), E Williams (0-1); B Gilleran, K Diffley (0-2); S Doyle, P McKeon (1-3, two frees), R McIntyre (0-1); B McKeon (0-1), S McCormack (0-2), F McGee (0-4, one free).

Subs: P Gill (0-1) for Doyle (56 mins), A Rowan for McIntyre (59 mins), C Quane (0-1) for Diffley (61 mins), F Battram for Foy (61 mins), D Cooney for McGee (65 mins), T Gallagher for Brady (68 mins).

Referee: J Molloy (Galway).