London 0-9 2-15 Fermanagh

Seamus Quigley
Seamus Quigley scored Fermanagh's first-half penalty at Ruislip

Fermanagh avenged last summer's qualifiers defeat by London as they proved too strong for the Exiles in Sunday's NFL Division 4 clash.

The Ernemen took a 0-5 to 0-0 lead but before London fought back to trail 0-7 to 0-5 at Ruislip.

However, then came the crucial score of the match as Seamus Quigley notched a penalty after a foul on Paul Ward.

After leading 1-9 to 0-5 at half-time, Fermanagh extended their lead to 12 points before Ryan Keenan's late goal.

The Quigley brothers Seamus and Sean plus Ward and Tomas Corrigan were on target early on as Fermanagh hit the opening five scores.

Sean Hannon opened London's account and points from the impressive Mark Gottsche and Eoin O'Neill helped cut Fermanagh's lead to only two points.

However, points from Eoin Donnely and Barry Mulrone extended Fermanagh's lead to four again before the crucial penalty after Ward had been hauled down.

Scores from Ward, Seamus Quigley and Shane Lyons increased Fermanagh lead to 12 points early in the second half.

But London fought back to control the next 15 minutes of action as they cut the Ernemen's lead to six, which included a burst of four unanswered points.

However, Fermanagh were never in any real danger of being caught and Keenan's late goal sealed victory as Peter Canavan's side moved to the top of Division 4.

Canavan said afterwards that the margin of victory had "flattered" his side.

"London were in control for long periods in the second half but we finished the game well," said Canavan.

"We're winning games and that's a good sign.

"I'm more than delighted with the efforts of the players. They are working very hard in training but in terms of fitness, we have a long, long way to go."


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