Leitrim v London Preview

Leitrim travel overseas this weekend to take on London in Round 4 of the Allianz Football League.

The current top 4 standing in Division 4 sees Wicklow and Roscommon on five points from 3 outings with Wicklow on top on Scóring average (+/- 26) with Roscommon in 2nd place (+/- 21). Leitrim now sit in 3rd place on the table with four points and neighbours Longford are in 4th place on three points with a game less played.

London are currently in 7th place on 2 points with Carlow (1 point) and Kilkenny (0 points) below them. While we travel to London this weekend the other games at home in Division 4 sees Carlow welcome Clare, Fermanagh at home to Wicklow and Longford hosting Kilkenny. Roscommon have a bye.

As mentioned in the preview of last weeks game versus Kilkenny "it is only round three of the competition and as everyone knows anything can happen between now and the last league game" – how true this statement turned out to be as we take a glance at some of the results in all the Allianz Divisions last weekend:-

Division 1 All Ireland Champions Cork were well beaten by the Dubs in Croke Park
Division 2 Donegal handed out a shock defeat to Tyrone at Healy Park
Division 3 Newly promoted Waterford beat Limerick in Dungarvan
Division 4 Fermanagh were defeated at home by Longford.

Last weekend Leitrim recorded a comprehensive victory over Kilkenny. They will be hoping to put back to back victories together this weekend but the exiles will be a very tricky assignment. A win this weekend could put us in with a chance of leading Division 4 after four rounds of fixtures. Lets hope so.

Ruislip is the venue and throw-in time is 1pm. The Leitrim team to play London will be released on the website at 8am on Friday morning.




23-Feb-11 by Colette Fox – PRO