Sligo won for the first time in 18 months as they earned a comprehensive 5-09 to 0-11 success over London in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League.

Manager Paul Taylor suffered suffered 10 defeats last year so this result will come as a great relief, with their last success also in Ruislip in May 2018.

Paddy O'Connor and Pat Hughes each scored two goals, while Darragh Cummins also saw the green flag raised.

Red Óg Murphy turned his back on a career in Aussie Rules last year and made his first league appearance for Sligo, scoring two points in his starting role.

In a blustery McGovern Park, the Yeats men raced into a 3-03 to 0-03 advantage at the break thanks to Cummins and O'Connor, while goalkeeper Aidan Devaney’s 45 was another highlight of the half as he produced a fine display.

The second period was a non-event as error-strewn London improved slightly, but two goals in 60 seconds from Hughes added gloss to the victory with the margin between the sides 13 points in the end.