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London Absolutely Flying In Division 4 After Perfect Start

London Absolutely Flying In Division 4 After Perfect Start
By PJ Browne Updated

The London footballers kept up their 100 per cent record in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League with victory over Leitrim on Sunday.

The game was originally scheduled to take place in Carrick-On-Shannon but was moved to the 3G pitch at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan.

London won 2-5 to 0-9, with their goals coming from Liam Gavaghan and James Gallagher. It added to the games they'd already won against Carlow on the opening weekend, and Waterford a fortnight ago. They are top of Division 4. Though, Cavan and Sligo, both on four points, have only played two games as their scheduled meeting this weekend was postponed.

'We've got a no excuses culture in the London dressing room'

"We're delighted," London manager Michael Maher told RTÉ Radio One's Sunday Sport.

"We'll keep our feet firmly on the ground. It was a superb performance from the lads again. It could have gone either way. It was very, very tight. Leitrim are an excellent side."

20 February 2022; London manager Michael Maher during the Allianz Football League Division 4 match between Leitrim and London at Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Mayo. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Maher is the first London-born manager to take charge of the team. He was appointed in late 2019, but until the start of this season, owing to Covid-19, he had taken charge of just five competitive games.

"We've just got a no excuses culture in the dressing room," he said.

"People dwell on the fact that we haven't had games but that's totally out of our control. All we did was control everything that we could, make sure the lads were as well prepared for the games as they could be.

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"I think in the first three games, we showed that we're more than ready. The key thing is that we've got a really deep squad, and a squad that is willing to fight for each other.

"The bench made a massive impact again today. We made three changes in one go in the second half, and that was the key turning point for me. We got right on top in that 10 minute spell there. We took our chances, but we're not foolish - that game could have gone either way."

London's next game is at home to Wexford next weekend.

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Featured image: 20 February 2022; Chris Farely of London gets a pass away during the Allianz Football League Division 4 match between Leitrim and London at Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Mayo. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

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