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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



MATCH REPORT: Longford Town 3-0 Drogheda United

Sun Mar 3rd 2019

Match Report by Tony Ghee

Longford Town recorded their first opening home league win since 2013 with a three-nil triumph over Drogheda United at the City Calling Stadium and in the process kept a second consecutive clean sheet, although the Town had to rely on the heroics of keeper Lee Steacy to remain in the contest at the interval.

The Town created the first opening in the fourth minute when Sam Verdon’s pass picked out striker Aaron Dobbs but his crisp, low shot was well saved by Paul Skinner.

On eleven minutes, Drogheda’s dangerous right-winger Adam Wixted weaved his way past two Town defenders only to hit his shot straight at Town stopper Lee Steacy.

Longford had a very lucky let-off on eighteen minutes when keeper Steacy came to the home side’s rescue. A superb ball over the top of the Town defence from Luke Gallagher located Mark Doyle inside the Town box, but Steacy produced an excellent save, and moments later, he was called into action again, as he tipped over a long range strike from Mark Hughes.

The ‘Red & Black’ nearly took the lead in the twenty-second minute as Dean Byrne’s brilliant pass released striker Dobbs, however, his shot across goal from the right whistled narrowly wide of Drogheda’s far post.

Longford keeper Steacy was in outstanding form and denied the visitors Hughes twice within sixty seconds on thirty-four minutes. Firstly, he produced a magnificent save to keep out a close range effort from the Drogheda man, and that was followed by an incredible save from a Hughes header after magical play from Wixted had created the chance.

A great knock down at the back post across goal from Verdon set-up Paul O’Connor, but just as the Town player was about to pull the trigger, Sean Brennan’s brilliant sliding challenge rescued the visitors.

Longford broke the deadlock in the sixty-second minute, Byrne seized possession after a mistake from Doyle and ran between the two Drogheda centre-halves before calmly guiding the ball past Skinner, into the bottom left-corner of the Drogheda net.

Dean Byrne opened the scoring for De Town in a 3-0 victory over Drogheda United

Shortly afterwards, Town came close to extending their lead but Breslin’s ball from the left was headed inches over by Dobbs.

Longford sealed the victory on eighty-three minutes with a stunning second goal. Verdon played a perfectly weighted pass to Elworthy on the right, his marauding run took him past Kane and his pin-point cross resulted in Dobbs’ diving header rattling the Drogheda net.

Longford rounded off the scoring in the ninety-first minute when substitute Hopkins beat the offside trap to run onto a Doyle pass, he rounded keeper Skinner and slotted home into the empty net.

TEAM LINE-UPS

Longford Town (4-3-2-1): Steacy, Chambers (Elworthy 81 minutes), Manley, Kenna, Breslin, Verdon, O’Connor, Dervin, Zambra, Byrne (86 mins), Dobbs (Doyle 84 mins)

Drogheda Utd (4-2-3-1): Skinner, Brown, Gallagher, McNally, Kane, Brennan, Hughes, Wixted, (Meaney 73 mins), Byrne, Doyle (Heaney 63 mins), Lyons

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: Cliftonville 2-1 Longford Town

Sun Feb 17th 2019

Cliftonville defeated Longford Town 2-1 in pre-season in their North Belfast home of Solitude. The home side emerged victorious in this friendly thanks to early first-half goals from Gormley and Donnelly. Longford pulled a goal back through Aaron Dobbs but the Reds hung on for the win after what was a quiet second half of few chances.

Watch the match highlights on our YouTube channel, Longford Town TV. 

Aaron Dobbs, scorer of Town’s goal against Cliftonville.



Welcome to Longford Town, Aaron Dobbs!

Sat Nov 3rd 2018

Longford Town FC are delighted to announce the signing of Aaron Dobbs to the first team.

Aaron has previously played with Shamrock Rovers and Wexford FC, having spent some time at the latter over the last few years on loan spells.

We will have an interview with Aaron coming up in the next few days!

A big welcome to the club Aaron!

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