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London 0-13 1-17 Waterford FT

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65min Another three points for Waterford.
50min Ciaran mccallion off 2nd yellow, London down to 13men.
42min London get back to within six, the breeze is helping them.
35+1min Teams trade points, its half time. Hennesy scores it for Waterford.
35min Paul Geraghty sent off for London for 2nd yellow card. Its going to be a tough second half.
35min Waterford get their ninth point of the match.
28min London get their fourth point.
27min The London dream of another win is turning into a nightmare, they are now eight down. Point from Gary Hurney
25min Waterford extend their lead to seven from Paul White
22min London get their third point.
21min Wide from London.
19min Paul White hits his second point for London.
18min London have not going and concede another point from Brian Wall.
15min Its all Waterford who now lead by five.
14min Another good point for Waterford who are taking advantage of the breeze.
12min Waterford extend their lead to three points.
9min Waterford have the breeze in the first half Hurney
7min Point for a free from Brian Walsh.
4min Paul Geraghty point for London.
3min Gary Hurney goal for Waterford.
1min Eoin O’Neil point for London from a free.
1min Match underway
0min Nice evening for football in Ruislip as the crowd starts to come in.
0min This could be the match of the day, with London looking for their first brace of wins in a season.

London (SF v Waterford): Evan Byrne; Barry Comer, Michael Maloney, Dave McGreevy; Shane Doolin, Tony Gaughan, Donal O’Neill; Derek Hagan, Mark Gottsche; Ciaran McCallion, Paul Geraghty, Sean McVeigh (captain); Kevin O’Leary, Padraig McGoldrick, Eoin O’Neill.

Waterford (SF v London): K Cotter; M O’Gorman, T O’Gorman, E Walsh; T Grey, K Connery, W Hennessy; M Ahearne, G Hurney; C O’Keeffe, S Fleming, P Whyte; B Wall, B Phelan, P Hurney.

London were the big winners in round one of the All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers, when they caused a huge shock by defeating Fermanagh. The Exiles were hoping that the gods would smile on them, and reward them with a home tie in the next series of the campaign. So it came to pass, with Waterford the visitors to Ruislip on Saturday evening.

With the greatest respect to both sides, Waterford was certainly one of the easier counties for London to draw if they were to have any realistic hopes of progressing to the third round of the series. The Munster side would not be regarded as a strong football county, although they have made tremendous progress in recent seasons. On their league showings, the Deise are now arguably the third best team in Munster and they will be confident heading to the English capital this Saturday.

Paul Coggins has done a huge amount of work in his short period in charge of the exiles and this was rewarded last month in Ruislip. Fermanagh were one of the better sides in the first round draw and would have been fully expected to see off London.To their credit, Coggins men never flinched and even when the game was tight, they continued to believe that an upset was possible.

In a 50-50 game this weekend, home advantage and the momentum gained from their recent victory,may just be enough to swing the tie in London’s favour. It would be tremendous for gaelic football and football around the world if the name “London” were to appear in the hat for the third round draw.


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