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Alan Dillon: Scoring goals again was crucial

Updated: Sunday, 19 May 2013 21:38 | Comments

Andy Moran was among the goals as Mayo cruised to a 4-16 to 0-11 victory
Andy Moran was among the goals as Mayo cruised to a 4-16 to 0-11 victory

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The clinical way that Mayo scored goals in their comprehensive Connacht championship win over Galway was an aspect that pleased forward Alan Dillon.

Dillon was a late call-up to the side that lined out in their 4-16 to 0-11 win in Salthill as he shook off the effects of an injury that saw him miss the closing stages of the league.

Much has been said about Mayo’s failure to raise green flags prior to Sunday’s clash, with the side only bagging one goal in their competitive outings since last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final.

However, Dillon was keen to stress that Mayo have been working hard to improve that aspect of their play.

“In our training ahead of the game we have focused on been more of a threat in front of goal. We have the players in the squad that will create chances," Dillon told RTÉ Sport. 

"If you create enough of them, goals will come. It’s important that you do if you want to progress during the summer. We got four goals against Galway and that’s an impressive return.

"We knew in advance it would be difficult coming to Salthill, but our focus was on putting in a performance. The game did peter out in the second half, but it’s just great to be up and running." 

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