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O'Donnell calls for more

Roscommon 1-14
London 0-7

Published 14/02/2011 | 05:00

Despite running out convincing winners at Ruislip, Fergal O'Donnell believes his Roscommon side are still playing within themselves.

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The Connacht champions dominated, but struggled to convert possession into scores.

"I'd have taken a 10-point win if you'd have offered it to me before the game, but after half-time we didn't push on," said O'Donnell. "We made a lot of mistakes."

Roscommon hit a late flurry of scores in the first half to lead 0-7 to 0-4 at the interval. London did narrow the gap to two after the restart, but Roscommon fired 1-2 in the final four minutes, with Senan O'Grady netting an injury-time goal.

Scorers -- Roscommon: S O'Grady 1-2, K Higgins 0-4, J Rogers (1f), G Heneghan 0-2 each, C Shine, C Cregg, D O'Gara, J Dunning 0-1 each. London: E O'Neill 0-3 (3f), J Collins 0-2, P McGoldrick, S Kelly 0-1 each.

Roscommon -- M Miley; S McDermott, D Ward, S Ormsby; N Carty, D Keenan, S Purcell; M Finneran, K Higgins; S O'Grady, D O'Gara, C Cregg; J Rogers, C Shine, G Heneghan. Subs: J McKeague for Purcell (4), J Dunning for Rogers (42), F Cregg for O'Gara (49), C Beirne for D Kennan (49), C Devanney for Shine (60).

London -- E Byrne; D Donnellan, S McVeigh, D McGreevy; N Tuohy, T Gaughan, A Savage; J Scanlon, C McCallion; C Conneely, J Collins, A Concannon; S Boyle, E O'Neill, L Gavaghan. Subs: D O'Neill for Gaughan (26), K Phair for Gavaghan (h-t), P McGoldrick for Scanlon (h-t), S Kelly for Savage (42), D McCusker for McCallion.

REF -- G McCormack (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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