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Westmeath Hurlers Look To Guarantee League Final Spot In London

By Gerry Buckley

Michael Ryan’s charges will be on ‘foreign’ soil for a 12.30 pm throw-in at the revamped Emerald Grounds. The one-point win in Trim last Saturday has put the men in maroon and white firmly in control of their own destiny in Division 2A, but a victory in London can’t be taken for granted. Yours truly was one of many who looked on in horror four years ago as a last-gasp attack by the home team resulted in the narrowest of narrow wides, allowing Brian Hanley’s men to escape with a draw. However, the visitors should be strong enough to make it four wins out of four, thereby guaranteeing a spot in the divisional decider with a game in hand.

 

 

Previous meetings in NHL, Westmeath v. London

Played 13, Westmeath won 11, London have yet to win, Two drawn games

12/2/1995, Castletown-Geoghegan, Westmeath 1-10 London 1-6

23/3/1997, Cusack Park, Westmeath 1-11 London 0-8

19/4/1998, Ruislip, Westmeath 4-5 London 1-8

21/2/1999, Cusack Park, Westmeath 0-10 London 2-3

20/2/2000, Ruislip, Westmeath 5-13 London 3-7

4/2/2001, St Loman’s (Mullingar), Westmeath 0-9 London 1-6 (draw)

13/4/2002, Swords, Westmeath 4-12 London 0-12

2/4/2006, Cusack Park, Westmeath 4-11 London 2-10

1/4/2007, Ruislip, Westmeath 2-11 London 1-8

16/2/2014, Ruislip, Westmeath 0-13 London 0-13 (draw)

15/2/2015, Cusack Park, Westmeath 2-20 London 1-8

14/2/2016, Ruislip, Westmeath 2-16 London 0-13

12/3/2017, TEG Cusack Park, Westmeath 2-20 London 2-7

Best of luck Lads! #WestmeathGaa #Iarmhiabu

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