Mayo beat a brave London in extra time

Connacht SFC quarter-final
London 2-10 0-18 Mayo, Ruislip,AET, Referee: Michael Collins

Mayo survived a strong test from a brave London time in Ruislip to win in ET.

Match Tracker
20min Andy Moran gives Mayo a three point leading scoring his sixth point of the day.
17minET London get there first point of the 2nd half of injury time. They trail by two.
10min Goal for London.
7minET Cillian Connor kicks Mayo four up.
6minET Andy Moran punches Mayo three up.
5minET John Collins kicks a poor wide for London.
4minET Andy Moran gets his second point of ET and fourth overall.
3minET C O’Connor kicks a very poor wide, Mayo really need a free taker
2minET Andy Moran puts Mayo in front for the first time.
Extra time to be played
70+3min Jason Doherty kicks a poor wide from a easy free for Mayo.
70min Poor wide from Andy Moran.
69min Mayo are back level after Kevin Mclaughlin gets the equaliser.
68min Mayo sub Trevor Mortimor kicks a great point from 45yards out. It was his first touch.
68min John Collins kicks a wide for London.
67min Cillain Fair kicks London two up.
66min Paul Geraghty from Galway kicks London into the lead.
65min Andy Moran levels up the match.
63min James Kilcullen gets Mayo back to one down.
62min Andy Moran gets Mayo back to within two.
60min London go three up after a nice point from their Roscommon man John Collins
58min Poor wide from Mayo.
56min Barry Comer scores his second point of the day to give London back their two lead.
52min Alan Dillion is keeping Mayo in it, with his fourth point of the day.
50min Mayo have twenty minutes to turn this around, still fancy Mayo to comeback.
45min Mayo get back to within one point after an Alan Dillion point
40min Replacement Kevin McLoughlin closes gap to just two points as Mayo make changes. London lead 1-04 to 0-5 on 10 minutes.

London start strongly at opening of second half. No score from either side in opening minutes of second half.

Dissapointing show from Mayo in first half. London lead 1-04 to 0-4 at half time. Well deserved lead with London dominating mid-field area in the first half.

London retaining possession well. Alan Dillon spurns on Mayo side with third consecutive point to cut lead to three points. London lead 1-03 to 0-3 on 22 minutes.

Paul Geraghty sends London five points ahead with goal on 18 minutes. Mayo responds with Alan Dillon point. London lead 1-03 to 0-2.

Jason Doherty opens his scoring account for Mayo to close the gap to three points once again as the game enters first half injury time.

London win scorable free and increase lead to four points.

London holding their own in opening minutes. They Take the lead with free by Eoin O’Neil. Mayo fail to capitalise on goal chance. London lead by one point on five minutes.

Alan Dillon shown yellow card following a clash with a London defender in the aftermath of an Aidan Campell penalty miss. London lead 0-2 to 0-1 on 11 minutes.

London maintain three point lead despite not registering score for ten minutes. Score remains 1-03 to 0-3 on 30 minutes.

Team News

Mayo: R Hennelly, T Cunniffe, A Feeney, G Cafferkey, R Feeney, D Vaughan, C Barrett, J Kilcullen, J Gibbons, A Campbell, A Moran, A Dillon, T Howley, A Freeman, J Doherty.

Despite been without Ronan McGarrity and dual star Keith Higgins who will be side-lined with Achilles tendon and knee injuries respectively Mayo will field a strong team on Sunday.

They will also be looking to improve from their Allianz Football League Division 1 form when despite beating current All Ireland Champions Cork they only managed to win two league games.

There will be extra determination for Mayo to win on Sunday afternoon as they crashed out of the 210 Championship at this stage and then went onto lose to Longford in the qualifiers. For London the game will be a huge challenge and for a few players there will be an extra incentive to play well against Mayo.

Along with former Galway footballer Mark Gottsche and 2008 Kerry All-Ireland U21 winner Mike Moloney there will be an additional four players playing for the exiles that are from Mayo.  Noel Tuohy, Sean Kelly, John Scanlon and Tony Gaughan have all left Ireland over the last few months and have taken up studies in London.

Noel Tuohy is all too aware that London will have to get a good start against Mayo if they are to stand any chance of progressing into the next round. “Longford knocked Mayo out of the championship last year and they’re a fellow Division 4 team. We will be looking to do the same,” said Tuohy.

“The aim will be to get a good start against Mayo, put them on the back foot and get them thinking. It’s not about containment; we’ll be going out there in a positive frame of mind.”

The winners of the game will face Galway in the next round on June 26.


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