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Match Preview: Wexford FC v Longford Town FC

Fri May 11th 2018

SSE Airtricity League First Division

Wexford FC v Longford Town FC
Friday 11th May 2018
Ferrycarrig Park
Kick off: 8pm

Match Preview by James Donnelly

Longford Town come into tonight’s league game off the back of a 1-0 league win down in Cobh Ramblers. A solitary Sam Verdon goal was enough to see off the Cork men however Cobh did gain their revenge on De Town only 3 days later, knocking us out of the EA Sports Cup on a 2-0 scoreline. Wexford come into the game off the back of an 8-0 hammering at the hands of league leaders UC at home.

Longford currently sit in 6th place on 15 points with Wexford in 9th place on 7 points. Longford have lost only 3 games in the league this season whereas Wexford have lost 8. Talking numbers, De Town have scored 18 and conceded 11 with Wexford scoring 13 and conceding a massive 30 goals.

The first meeting of the two sides this season took place in March at City Calling Stadium, Longford earning a comfortable 3-0 victory courtesy of a brace from Chirs Mulhall and a goal from Dylan McGlade.

Town stiker Chris Mulhall pictured in action during Longford’s 3-0 win over Wexford FC in March. Chris scored two goals during the game.

Longford’s largest win so far this season was a 5-1 win over rivals Athlone with Wexford also getting their biggest win with a 7-0 hammering of the midlands club.

Longford are without the services of Aodh Dervin, Shane O’Connor, Alan Kehoe and Cian Byrne who all remain on the injured list. However, It was great to see Shane Elworhy returning to action last Tuesday, coming on as a sub against Cobh. Peter Hopkins is also nearly at full fitness and should be available for selection along with Jamie Hollywood who missed the Cobh game due to college exams.

Wexford’s top scorer Aaron Dobbs is doubtful. Conor Sutton and Owen Wall are back in contention after recovering from injury and Ross Kenny is available after his recent suspension.

Kick off at Ferrycarrig is at 8pm. Safe travels to all Town fans travelling to the game.

C’mon De Town!

Match Preview: Shelbourne FC v Longford Town

Fri Mar 16th 2018

Match Preview by James Donnelly

SSE Airtricity League First Division
Shelbourne FC v Longford Town FC
Friday 16th March 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Tolka Park

Longford Town head to Tolka Park tonight off the back of a comfortable 3-0 win over Wexford FC at City Calling Stadium last weekend courtesy of goals from two former Shelbourne men; Chris Mulhall (2) & Dylan McGlade. Shels were away to Finn Harps in Ballybofey where they drew 1-1 courtesy of a goal from former Longford Town striker and record goalscorer David O’Sullivan.

Longford go into tonights game currently sitting on top of the First Divison with 5 points, Shels are in 8th place with 1 point. A hard fought 2-2 draw with Cobh Ramblers on opening day followed by last weekends win over Wexford saw Longford top the table. A defeat to UCD on the first day of the league saw Shelbourne head to Finn Harps after the weather cancellations, having not played a home game yet this season.

Alan Kehoe is still out injured from Longford and should not be expected back for a number of weeks. Shelbourne are missing Aidan Collins and Mark Hughes through injury while Alan Byrne and Derek Pendergast return to the squad this week.

MATCH PREVIEW: Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup 1st Rd: Longford Town v Sligo Rovers

Sat Aug 12th 2017

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup First Round

Longford Town v Sligo Rovers

Saturday 12th August 2017

City Calling Stadium

Kick off: 7:30pm

A big crowd is expected for tonights Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup first round clash between Longford Town FC and Sligo Rovers FC at the City Calling Stadium.

Longford Town come into tonights cup game off the back of a 2-0 loss at at the hands of Cobh Ramblers in the league last week. We are currently 6th, just two points behind Shels. Sligo are currently 2nd from bottom in the premier division on 24 points, just one point behind Galway.

In what has been a mixed season so far for both clubs, Longford and Sligo, both with a history of success in this cup, will be looking to progress and make a point tonight. Sligo have won the FAI Cup 3 times in the last 7 years. where as Longford’s last cup final win was way back in 2004 retaining it after winning it in 2003.

Neale Fenn will be looking to start a successful cup run tonight and has said that the “boys have looked very good in training this week”. He will be boosted by the return to fitness of talisman David O’Sullivan who has missed most of the season through a lengthy injury. That, along with the possible inclusion of our new signings. Kevin O’Connor is a doubt after picking up an injury during the warm up of our last home game v Shelbourne.

Sligo Rovers’ Tobi Adebayo-Rowling is suspended for the game.

In what is expected to be City Calling Stadiums largest attendance of the season, kick off tonight is at 7:30PM.

MATCH PREVIEW: El Clasico – Athlone Town v Longford Town

Wed Jun 21st 2017

SSE Airtricity League First Division

Athlone Town v Longford Town
Athlone Town Stadium
Friday 23rd June 2017 – Kick-off: 7:45pm

Longford Town travel to neighbours and arch enemy Athlone Town on Friday night for the 3rd “El Clasico” of this years league and 4th in all competitions.

The first midlands derby took place on March 10th, earlier this year. A hat-trick from super striker David O’Sullivan was enough to see off any potential threat from Athlone who had opened their league campaign with a decent win over Waterford, followed by a win over Wexford. The second game was the first round of the EA Sports Cup which saw a 7 goal thriller played out in front of a small Athlone crowd. Davy O’Sullivan once again showing why he’s Longfords record goal scorer, providing anoter hat-trick. Rescuing Longford after going 2-0 down to Athlone in the first half, O’Sullivan equalized after Athlone got their 3rd in the 69th minute and Cody Mulhall got the winner in a 4-3 victory for Longford. The third meeting between the two clubs ended 3-1 to Longord. Davy O’Sullivan went off injured early in the first half so hopes of a hat-trick of hat-tricks were forgotten about. Enda Curran who replaced O’Sullivan had other ideas. 2 goals in the first half and a 3rd in the 90th minute saw the Galway man get his first hat-trick for Longford. Final score of that game at City Calling Stadium was 3-1 Longford.

Things will be a little different for both clubs when they meet on Friday night. Both clubs have said goodbye to their previous managers, Athlone parting ways with Ricardo Monsanto and Longford parting ways with Alan Mathews. Roddy Collins is back at the helm at Athlone while Longford are currently searching for a new man to lead the club. Gary Cronin is caretaker boss and oversaw a great 2-1 over Cobh last week. Jake Kelly scored the winner in injury time from a free kick. No doubt, that would have been a great confidence booster going into Fridays game. Longford will be without talisman David O’Sullivan as he is still working his way back from injury as is Mark Langtry. Enda Curran and Don Cowan both featured last week and will be hoping to see more action on Friday. Cody Mulhall is also back in the squad after injury and centre back Daniel O’Reilly returns from suspension.

Athlone Town come into Fridays game not having won a game since the 5th May. A 6-1 hammering at home v Waterford before the break was followed by a 2-2 draw v Wexford  away last week. With Roddy still seeking his first win back in charge, Longford can take nothing for granted, especially in “El Clasico” where anything can happen.

Team News:

Longford Town: Daniel O’Reilly returns from suspension. Injured: David O’Sullivan, Mark Langtry.

Athlone Town: Not Available.

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