De Town remain top of the League following the scoreless draw at Tolka Park on Friday evening. The game was brought forward to a 5.45pm pm kick off due to problems with the Shels floodlights, the same problem saw their Cup game on Tuesday night postponed.
Scoreless draws sometimes means a boring match but not this top of the table clash. It was a vital game for both clubs and one which Shels really needed to win. Played on a windswept and wet evening in front of almost 800 fans (a large proportion from Longford ), the game was certainly not lacking in drama. Both sides had chances with Shels hitting the post and then one of their players heading over from what looked was a certain goal, following a 25 yard volley. We too came close especially with efforts from Shaw, Hynes and O’Connor. The very vocal travelling support certainly played their part and it was they who were clearly the happiest when the final whistle sounded. It was a hard fought, dogged battle and to come away still three points clear, another clean sheet and with a vastly superior goal difference made for a relaxed and early trip down the M4.