Tipperary Manager Peter Creedon said after the match; “It’s not easy over here but that’s two points in the bag really, difficult venue and a difficult pitch”.
Now he’s looking ahead to this Sunday’s home clash with Clare in a crucial top of the table clash that could determine promotion by the end of the cammpaign.
While Creedon acknowledged that Ruislip is a tough place to go and it was on a tough surface with plenty of standing water still on the pitch, it was London and any team with aspirations of playing Division Three football should be collecting two points against them.
London, however, are last year’s Connacht finalists and overcame fellow Division 4 side Leitrim and Division 3 side Sligo.
It’s hard to judge Tipperary following a result against London.
Because, for all their recent success, London is a much different game to play than away to a traditional county in front of a loud, raucous support.
The recent result against Waterford was disappointing and much like London, any team with aspirations of Division Three football should be beating teams such as Waterford which Tipperary failed to do, but next week’s opponents Clare did.
“We probably have improved since last week’s performance; 1-19 would suggest we have. It’s tough coming over here but we’ve got Clare at home next Sunday and that will be difficult as well” said Creedon who remained totally focused on the Clare game following the result in Ruislip and refused to entertain the idea of promotion just yet preferring to just focus on each game as it comes.
“This league is about every game on its own and on its own merits, to win the next game is the aim”.
Creedon also gave praise to his side following the London penalty to bring it back to within five points;
“Great response after the penalty, they brought it back to five and we kicked on again which is great and we’re really pleased with that”