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London defy all odds to run holders close in Sunday’s Connacht opener

Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 9:31am

Story by Billy Coss
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London defy all odds to run holders close in Sunday’s Connacht opener

Galway's Gary O'Donnell. Photo: Ray Ryan

London defy all odds to run holders close in Sunday’s Connacht opener

Galway's Gary O'Donnell. Photo: Ray Ryan

WHEN London swept forward inside Galway's defensive lines in the 67th minute and Killian Butler shaped up to shoot with only Ruairí Lavelle to beat, it was as if time stood still for all of a maroon and white persuasion inside McGovern Park.
Had the corner-forward's drive nestled into the bottom corner of the net rather than whistle outside the 'keeper's right-hand post, or the inrushing Sean Hickey managed to connect with his outstretched boot, London would have drawn level and all bets would have been off for the eight or so minutes that remained.

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