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Longford Town 1-2 Bray Wanderers

Sun Sep 15th 2019

Bray Wanderers defeated nine men Longford 2-1 tonight at the City Calling Stadium.

A goal from John Martin and a penalty from Dean Williams in the 88th minute saw Gary Cronin’s side steal it in Longford after a defiant Town team held out with 10 men before Shane Elworthy fouled in the box for Bray’s winner.

Longford took the lead through Dean Byrne on 10 minutes when he pounced on a loose ball in the box from Luka Lovic and slotted it by Hayden in the Bray goal.

Karl Chambers was harshly sent off for a second yellow 25 minutes in and that gave Longford an uphill battle. The seagulls got their equalizer right before half time taking advantage of the extra man, John Martin finished up a well worked move when he tapped in from close range.

Bray dominated possession in large parts of the second half but Longford held strong and could have taken the lead through Jack Doherty and Dean Byrne.

Bray finally got their winner n 88 minutes when Shane Elworthy was deemed to have pushed a Bray man in the penalty area. Anto Breslin was sent off in the aftermath and Dean Williams converted the spot kick to give Bray all three points.

(Match report by SSE Airtricity League website)

Team Line-Ups

Longford Town: Lee Steacy, Anto Breslin, Shane Elworthy, Conor Kenna, Karl Chambers, Jack Doherty, Dylan Grimes (Adam Evans ’70), Michael McDonnell, Dean Zambra, Dean Byrne, Sean Boyd (Peter Hopkins ’63).

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

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Longford Town secure place in play-offs after 2-0 win in Wexford

Sun Sep 1st 2019

Goals from either half from Dean Byrne and Aaron Dobbs ensured a play-off place for Longford Town, as they defeated bottom club Wexford FC 2-0.

No game next week but two more league games against Bray Wanderers at home, and Cobh Ramblers away before the play-offs.

TEAM LINE-UP

Longford Town: Lee Steacy, Michael McDonnell, Conor Kenna, Shane Elworthy, Anto Breslin, Dean Zambra, Dylan Grimes (Aaron McCabe ’89), Jack Doherty (Sam Verdon ’72), Aodh Dervin, Aaron Dobbs, Dean Byrne (Peter Hopkins ’79).

Subs not used: Jack Menton, Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Joseph Manley, Karl Chambers.

Booked: Aodh Dervin, Aaron Dobbs.

Pictures by Ken Keenan

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Longford Town put 5 past Athlone Town in El Clasico

Sun Aug 4th 2019

Match Report by James Donnelly (Full report on sseairtricityleague.ie)

Longford Town ran riot in the El Clasico as they put five past Athlone at the Athlone Town Stadium on Friday night.

Three first-half goals from Aodh Dervin, Anto Breslin and Sean Boyd had the visitors in firm control with the home side threatening little apart from the odd chance from Shane Dunne.

Town started as they meant to go on with Dervin scoring from long range after just two minutes of play.

They made it two after 15 when Anto Breslin marched through one on one to put it past Myles, and loanee Sean Boyd got his second goal in as many games for the club on 22 minutes when Dylan Grimes played him in after a huge lapse in the Athlone defence.

The remaining 10 minutes of the second half saw Longford get their fourth through Peter Hopkins.

Athlone got a consolation through Kealan Dillon but Longford hit straight back from the penalty spot from Sam Verdon to make it 5-1 to the Red and Black.

Team Line-up 

Longford Town: Lee Steacy, Joe Manley, Conor Kenna (C), Shane Elworthy (Peter Hopkins ’72), Anto Breslin, Michael McDonnell, Dylan Grimes (Karl Chambers ’80), Aodh Dervin, Dean Byrne, Sean Boyd (Aaron Dobbs ’66), Sam Verdon.

Subs not used: Jack Menton, Aaron Dobbs, Paul O’Conor, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Dean Zambra.

Pictures by Ken Keenan 

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MATCH PICTURES: Longford Town 4-0 Galway United

Sun Jul 28th 2019

Match Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

Whatever Neale Fenn said at half time following a scoreless first half certainly worked, as De Town netted 4 times without reply in the second period. Goals from Dean Byrne (x2), Sean Boyd and Joe Manley sent the De Town crowd home happy.

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A few more pics from our 4-0 win v Galway.

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Before and after the game at City Calling Stadium.

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And where would we be without our mighty supporters and hard working volunteers…some travelled from the UK and would you believe another made the long journey from Russia. C’mon De Town!!

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