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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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Extra.ie FAI Cup First Round Draw

Mon Jul 8th 2019

Longford Town FC have been drawn to play Athlone Town at the City Calling Stadium in the first round of the Extra.ie FAI Cup. 🙌 It’s El Clasico! All fixtures are scheduled for the week ending Sunday, 11th of August.

UCD v Letterkenny Rovers (non-league)

Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps

St Patricks Athletic v Bray Wanderers

Cobh Wanderers (non league) v Limerick

Maynooth University Town (non league) v Waterford

Lucan United (non league) v Killester Donnycarney (non league)

Bohemians v Shelbourne

Cabinteely v Cork City

Cobh Ramblers v Dundalk

Crumlin United (non league) v Malahide United (non league)

Collinstown (non league) v Galway United

Longford Town v Athlone Town

Glebe North (non league) v Sligo Rovers

Derry City v Wexford

St Michaels (non league) v Glengad United (non league)

Drogheda United v Avondale United (non league)


Match Report: Longford Town FC 3-1 Athlone Town AFC

Sat May 25th 2019

Match Report by Tony Ghee

Longford Town moved up to second place in the First Division table just a point behind leaders Shelbourne, after a brace from Dean Byrne and a penalty from Sam Verdon earned Neale Fenn’s charges a three-one victory over Midland rivals Athlone Town at the City Calling Stadium.

The home side took the lead on the quarter-hour mark when Verdon was inexplicably shoved over by Athlone centre-half Ciaran Grogan. Verdon dusted himself down, and calmly despatched the penalty, sending keeper Aaron Myles the wrong way.

Longford’s lead was very short-lived as Athlone were back on level terms within two minutes as the home defence were caught napping. Longford failed to properly clear a left-wing cross from Kaleem Simon, allowing Aaron Brilly to slip the ball through to striker Dean Williams and he poked home the equaliser.

Longford regained the lead on thirty-one minutes when Dean Zambra’s corner resulted in Kealan Dillon’s poor headed clearance being put back into the Athlone box by Paul O’Connor and Byrne brilliantly finished to the Athlone net.

The ‘Red & Black’ almost scored a third on thirty-eight minutes but Anto Breslin’s twenty-five yard free-kick struck the Athlone crossbar.

Longford Town started the second-half in whirlwind fashion and were again denied by the woodwork just four minutes after the resumption. Verdon’s exquisite curling shot from just outside the box on the left came back-off the far post and was gathered at the second attempt by Athlone keeper Myles despite being under pressure from O’Connor.

Dean Byrne grabbed his second of the contest and Longford’s third on fifty-three minutes when he created space for himself before rifling his shot to the Athlone net.

The home side created another good chance in the sixty-fifth minute. Aaron Dobbs released Byrne down the left, he skipped past Evan White, got to the end-line and whipped in a cross that was headed narrowly wide by Verdon.

Byrne was denied his hat-trick on seventy-seven minutes when he weaved his way into the Athlone box from the left only for his effort to be saved by Athlone stopper Myles.

TEAM LINE-UPS

Longford Town: Steacy, Elworthy, McDonnell, Kenna, Breslin, Zambra, Verdon, Dervin, O’Conor, Byrne, Dobbs.
Substitutions: Chambers for Verdon & Hollywood for Zambra (both 72 minutes)

Athlone Town: Myles, White, Buckley, Grogan, Casey, Kearney, Hogan, Brilly, Dillon, Simon, Williams.
Substitutions: Stokes for Hogan (63 minutes), Lotefa for Dillon (76 minutes)

Referee: Garvin Taggert

PICTURES BY TIERNAN DOLAN

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El Clasico on Saturday night!

Tue May 21st 2019

Saturday night. It’s the one everybody has been waiting for. 👀

The battle for ruler of the Midlands is upon us. 🙌

It’s El Clasico! ⚽️

Longford Town FC v Athlone Town AFC 🥅

Kick off: 7:30PM. 🕢

City Calling Stadium. 🏟

(Poster by James Donnelly)


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