By Fiona O’Brien
Mayo opened the scoring through Shane Sweeney, after being set up by Kevin Malone, before London began to dominate territory up in Mayo’s half.
Dillane pointed a free before adding one from play just a minute later before, in a move straight from the training ground, a short 45 was played to Connor Mone who had enough space to run in on goal to get his optimum angle or a classy score.
Anthony Gleeson did well rom the next free to hold on and time Dillane’s run to the right corner to perfection and he half-forward made no mistake in passing back to free man Chris Byrne for the next score and a three point lead.
Mayo pulled two back through full-forward Kevin Malone, from his left and right, before they equalised through a Kevin Filan free.
Dillane took the lead once more through a superb free hat swerved in to the far post, but Mayo went ahead just before the break as they scored a goal against the run of play.
Malone did well to set up Shane Sweeney in space, and the corner forward put in a dangerous ball across the face of goal that allowed Adrian Forkan to connect with the ball to beat Ciaran McGann.
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LONDON: Ciaran McGann, Michael Liston, Anthony Gleeson, Kevin Killen, Connor Mone (0-1), Neil O’Shea, Paul Mullins, Eamon Brennan, Bernie McMenneman, Dave Byrne, Fergal Cunningham, Aidan Dillane (0-2, 1f), David Cannon, Chris Byrne (1-2), Noel Dunning.
ROLLING SUBS: Noel Ribbon, Andy Redican, Martin McMenamon, Eddie McGuigan, Tim Slattery, Finnian O’Dowd, Brendan Boyle, Alan Murray, Oliver Sheehy, Brendan Dolan, Paddy McHale, Paul Coggins, Darren Howlin, Colm Foody (0-1, 1f), Mort Reidy.
MAYO: Darren Madden, Brian Hughes, Ken Mortimer, Declan Ryan, Brian Hennelly, Russell Gibbons, Kieran Lavelle, Declan Sweeney (0-2), Aidan Higgins (0-1), Adrian Forkan (1- 1), Jimmy Byrne, James Gillespie, Shane Sweeney (0- 1), Kevin Malone (0-2), Kevin Filan (0-1,1f).
ROLLING SUBS: Eugene O’Toole, Dermot Higgins (0-1), JP Sheridan, Brendan Horan, Ted Walsh.
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