Nine visiting players registered scores, while London only ever looked potent through the second quarter. But a penalty, converted by Seamus Quigley on the stroke of half-time, subdued the home side and Fermanagh’s lead was extended to six points at the interval (1-8 to 0-5).
London briefly rallied through a second period that threatened to boil over at times, but points from Sean Kelly and captain Sean McVeigh, just woke Fermanagh from their slumber.
Ryan Keenan goaled before the finish but the contest was over for London long before that.
“We won by more than I expected,” said Peter Canavan. “But the lads have been working hard and will continue to do so.”
Scorers for London: M Gottsche (0-2), E O’Neill (0-2f), S Kelly (0-2,1f), S Hannon, S McVeigh, F Niblock (0-1 each).
Scorers for Fermanagh: Seamus Quigley (1-5, Pen, ’45, 1f), R Keenan 1-0) P Ward (0-2, 1f), C Quigley, B Mulrone (0-2 each), Sean Quigley, T Corrigan, E Donnelly, S Lyons (0-1 each).
LONDON: D Traynor; S Hannon, S Bradshaw, D McGreevy; A Gaughan, S Mulligan, J Scanlon; S McVeigh, A Raftery; C McCallion, S Kelly, M Mullins; P McGoldrick, M Gottsche, Eoin O’Neill.
Subs: F McVey for Mullins (32), N Burke for Gaughan (h/t), F Niblock for McGoldrick (h/t), E Mageean for Raftery (44), L Colfer for O’Neill (62).
FERMANAGH: R Gallagher; N Bogue, B Owens, J Woods; C Quigley, R McCluskey, B Mulrone; E Donnelly, J Sherry; D Keenan, S Lyons, T Corrigan; P Ward, S Quigley, Sean Quigley.
Subs: M Lyttle for Sean Quigley (h/t), R Keenan for Corrigan (32), S McCabe for Donnelly (52-blood), M Jones for J Woods (58), P Cosgrove for Mulrone (66).