Mitchell brace lifts Westmeath
Westmeath 2-12 London 1-10
Niall Mitchell pounced for two second-half goals in Ruislip to maintain Westmeath's 100 per cent record.
Centre-forward Mitchell found the net twice in five minutes after the restart as the Lake County quickly overturned a two-point half-time deficit.
Westmeath were three points down by the midway point of the first period.
London led 0-7 to 0-5 at the break but fell behind in the 37th minute when Aaron Craig's long-range attempt came back off the crossbar and Mitchell reacted quickest. The Clonkill man then raised the green flag for a second time.
London rallied, scoring an unanswered 1-2 with Michael Ivors grabbing their goal.
Three late points from Allan Devine kept Westmeath on course for promotion.
Scorers - Westmeath: A Devine 0-6 (3f), N Mitchell 2-0, C Doyle 0-2, C Boyle, G Greville, D McNicholas (f), J Gilligan 0-1 each. London: R Murphy 0-4 (4f), M Ivors 1-0, K Reid 0-2 (1f), D Moore, H Vaughan, K Burke (f), J Troy 0-1 each.
Westmeath - S McGovern 7; S Power 7, T Doyle 7, G Greville 7; A Craig 8, P Greville 7, D McNicholas 8; R Greville 6, E Price 6; J Gilligan 6, N Mitchell 7, D Egerton 6; A Devine 8, C Doyle 6, C Boyle 6. Subs: D Clinton 6 for Price 49, N Conaty 6 for Doyle 58, A Cox for Egerton 68.
London - J Barron 7; L Murphy 6, B Regan 7, A Griffiths 6; K Burke 7, K Reid 8, D Moore 7; A O'Leary 7, H Vaughan 6; T Clarke 6, R Murphy 7, M O'Loachdha 6; C Lordan 6, M Duggan 6, M Ivors 6. Subs: C McAlinden 7 for Moore 23, S Lohan 6 for Vaughan 38, J Troy 6 for Clarke 45, D O'Regan 6 for Lordan 55, E Kiely 6 for O'Loachdha 58.
REF - J Keane (Galway)