Game at a glance
Published 25/05/2015 | 02:30
Man of the match
Cathal Shine (Roscommon)
Dominant at centre-field throughout the game he also nailed two important points for Roscommon.
John Evans termed it a 'Gala occasion' and the Roscommon boss wasn't wrong. There is something different about a Championship match played at Ruislip. The marquees and music provide a strange backdrop to the action on the pitch.
Enda Smith landed four points for Roscommon, but his sweet left-footed point in the 12th minute was a beauty.
The only real issue was Cathal Og Greene's black card in the 22nd minute. Other than that neither camp had any complaints.
Roscommon 9 (4, 1st half) London 15 (7)
Roscommon 14 (8)
London 14 (6)
London: Cathal Og Greene( 22)
Roscommon: Donal Ward (17) Ultan Harney (55) London: Michael Walsh (55) David McGreevy (66)
Roscommon have earned ther right to play Sligo in a Connacht SFC at Markievicz Park on June 20, while the Exiles take the back door route into the All-Ireland football qualifiers.