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Longford Town 2019 Squad Numbers released

Mon Feb 11th 2019

Here’s the Longford Town FC Senior squad numbers for the 2019 season. Squad profile and pictures to follow.

NO. NAME POSITION
1 LEE STEACY Goalkeeper
2 SHANE ELWORTHY Defender
3 ANTHONY BRESLIN Defender
4 TRISTAN NOACK-HOFMANN Defender
5 MICHAEL McDONNELL Defender
6 DEAN ZAMBRA (CAPTAIN) Midfielder
7 PETER HOPKINS Defender
8 JAMIE HOLLYWOOD Midfielder
9 JAMIE DOYLE Forward
10 AARON DOBBS Forward
11 ADAM EVANS Forward
12 CONOR KENNA Defender
14 CARLTON UBAEZUONU Forward
15 KEVIN KNIGHT Defender
16 AODH DERVIN Midfielder
17 PAUL O’CONNOR Midfielder
18 JACK MENTON Goalkeeper
19 KARL CHAMBERS Midfielder
20 DEAN BYRNE Forward
21 KARL FITZSIMONS Midfielder
22 JOSEPH MANLEY Defender
23 SEAN BRENNAN Midfielder
24 PATRICK O’SULLIVAN Forward
25 ULI KELLER Goalkeeper
26 EOIN O’NEILL Forward
27 TUMELO TLOU Forward


Match Report: Cork City FC 1-3 Longford Town FC

Sat Feb 2nd 2019

Match Report by James Donnelly

 

Longford Town sealed their first victory of the year with an impressive 3-1 win over Premier Division maestros Cork City at the Lotamore grounds today.

An own goal and goals from Paul O’Conor and Adam Evans saw the Red and Black take the win home following the ‘home’ sides opener.

Both teams started the game slowly with Cork having the better of the opportunities in the opening 20 minutes. Goalkeeper Jack Menton was forced to pull off a couple of great saves early. Aaron Dobbs held up the ball well for Longford and played a central role in the attacks for De Town.

Cork looked the more likely to score first and they did on 23 minutes when Sean McLoughlin headed past Menton from a corner after he wasn’t picked up at the back post.

Credit to Longford, they battled back and immediately began to press John Caulfield’s side. Karl Chambers and Shane Elworthy linked up well on the right hand side and caused problems for Cork throughout the first half.

It wasn’t long before we got the equalizer. A stroke of luck for us and misfortune for Cork, saw a backpass bobble in front of McNulty in goal and go straight under his legs and into the back of the net on 34 minutes to put De Town back on level terms.

The new-look Longford side didn’t stop there and immediately went on the attack again. Some nice, fast flowing football had Cork on the backfoot and it didn’t take long before Longford got their second. A counter attack saw Karl Chambers break down the right wing before playing it in to Paul O’Conor who laid it off to Adam Evans on the left flank. Evans swung in a wide cross and O’Conor was on the end of it to make it 2-1 to De Town.

Cork had the chance to equalize only moments later when they were awarded a penalty. Town goalkeeper Jack Menton had other ideas and stopped the shot brilliantly.

[caption id="attachment_20196" align="aligncenter" width="486"] Aodh Dervin pictured last season against Cork City during the FAI Cup match at City Calling Stadium.[/caption]

Longford’s third goal came just before half time when another swift counter attack saw Aaron Dobbs take the ball down just outside the centre cirlce before laying it off to O’Conor who played Adam Evans in behind the Cork defence where he made no mistake in slotting it by McNulty who made it 3-1 to De Town.

The second half saw a lot of changes for both sides with each using all of their respective subs. Cork began the second half with intent and bombarded Longford with pressure. Goalkeeper Lee Steacy was forced into a couple of good saves early on.

Cork tried but couldn’t break through the Longford defence. Tristan Noack-Hofmann and Michael McDonnell cleaned up in the centre while Anto Breslin and sub Tumelo Tlou impressed.

The game finished 3-1 to Longford and although it’s only pre-season, this was a fantastic result for Neale Fenn’s side and should be a major confidence booster going into Tuesday’s friendly with league and cup champions Dundalk at Oriel Park.

LINE-UPS

Cork City: McNulty (GK), Phillips, Casey, Barry, McLoughlin, Griffin, McCormack, Morrissey, Buckley, Tilley, Rainsford.

Subs: Harrington, Horgan, McCarthy, Bennett, Kavanagh, Hurley, Comerford, O’Connor, Cummins, Coughlan.

Longford Town: Menton (GK), Breslin, Manley, Kenna, Chambers, Dervin, Zambra, Elworthy, Dobbs, O’Conor, Evans.

Subs: Steacy (GK), Noack-Hofmann, Doyle, O’Sullivan, Fitzsimons, Tlou, O’Neill.

Watch match highlights of the game on our YouTube channel. 

NEW SIGNINGS: Joe Manley and Karl Fitzsimons sign for De Town

Sat Dec 22nd 2018

Longford Town FC are pleased to announce the signings of Joe Manley and Karl Fitzsimons to the first team.

Joe is a centre back and comes highly rated from St. Patrick’s Athletic. Manager Neale Fenn fought off good competition to sign the towering defender.

Karl Fitzsimons comes to De Town after spells with Drogheda United and Dundalk FC and plays in central midfield and defence! This young man could play a key role this season.

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Announcing our 2019 Season Ticket Prices

Mon Dec 10th 2018

Our 2019 Season Tickets prices are as follows:

Adult: €110 before Christmas, €120 in January, €130 February onwards

Child: €50 before Christmas, €55 in January, €60 February onwards

OAP/Students: €90 before Christmas, €100 in January, €110 February onwards.

Season tickets are valid for all home league and friendly matches.

Season tickets will be available in the Christmas Shop, details of which are being finalised, and in Bell’s of Newtownforbes.


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