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Match Report: Cabinteely FC 2-0 Longford Town FC

Sat Jul 20th 2019

Match Report by James Donnelly

 

SSE Airtricity League First Division

Cabinteely FC 2-0 Longford Town FC

Friday 19th July 2019, KO: 7:45PM

Stradrook

 

Longford Town missed out on all three points last night thanks to a Robert Manley brace that sealed the victory for Cabinteely in a tightly contested affair in Stradbrook.

De Town started the game brightly with Aaron Dobbs having the first major chance of the game after just 6 minutes. A long ball over the top was brought down by Sam Verdon who did well to play it into Dobbs in the box but his half-volley was straight at Stephen McGuinness in the Cabo goal who palmed it away to safety.

The home side pressured Longford and had a chance of their own on 24 minutes when a high ball was flashed across the box but Paul Fox’s connected header was high and over, much to the relief of Lee Steacy in goal.

Longford could have opened the scoring only minutes later when Conor Kenna snuck in un-marked at the back post and headed towards goal but it was easily gathered by McGuinness.

Cabinteely eventually got their goal after a period of sustained pressure on the Longford backline. Rob Manley got in between the defence and had his initial shot saved well by Lee Steacy but he recovered to slot it home from a tight angle to put Pat Devlin’s side in the driving seat after 36 minutes.

Town could have been on level terms just before half time when Karl Chambers played in Aaron Dobbs in the box but the Wexford’s man shot was blocked when it seemed destined for the goal.

The second half saw a number of changes for Longford with Aaron Dobbs and Karl Chambers being replaced by Dean Byrne and De Town’s newest signing, Sean Boyd. (On loan from Shamrock Rovers)

Sam Verdon had a chance on 58 minutes when he did well down the right side, getting into the box before shooting on goal, but again it was straight at McGuinness.

 

[caption id="attachment_22018" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Aodh Dervin, who put in a man of the match performance against Cabo. Pic: Ken Keenan[/caption]

 

Verdon almost got an assist in the hour mark when he played in Sean Boyd. A brilliant move started by Aodh Dervin in midfield resulted in a expertly placed through ball releasing Verdon on the right before he squared it for Boyd in the box but the Rovers loanee hit the post from close range before it bounced off McGuinness’ back and was eventually cleared.

Cabo could have been two up when a ball over the top caught Mick McDonnell out and bounced over his head for Rob Manley to race onto but Town keeper Lee Steacy was quick off his line to smother the ball to safety.

Eight minutes from time, Verdon had a chance to level again but his header from an Anto Breslin corner was saved by McGuinness.

With 5 mins remaining, Longford threw everybody forward but it was the home side who would get the second goal of the game deep into injury time. Some sloppy play in defence led to Cabo sub Sasaki saw him play in Manley who did well to work it past Steacy to seal the win for the south Dublin side.

A disappointing result for De Town who are now in 3rd place in the league and face Galway United at the City Calling Stadium next Saturday night in a must win game in the promotion race.

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: Longford Town v Warrenpoint Town

Mon Jul 15th 2019

Longford Festival over and looking for something to do? 🤔

Longford Town Football Club take on Warrenpoint Town FC in a club friendly tomorrow at the City Calling Stadium so come on out and enjoy a game of football in the sun in one of the best stadiums in the country.

Admission is FREE for season ticket holders/children and ONLY €5 for adults. 👍👏

Kick off is at 7:45pm. ⚽️

#CmonDeTown #LTFC 🔴



Longford Town v Drogheda United match pictures

Sun Jul 14th 2019

Pictures by Tiernan Dolan

Dylan Grimes’ delicious back heel v Drogheda to make it 1-1.

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Sam Verdon headed a real peach of a winning goal with just minutes of normal time remaining.

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The celebrations were certainly justified…coming from behind..we deserved the win but we don’t always get what we deserve…..3 vital points and back to second place- yes, for sure, the celebrations were justified.

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A few more pics from an action packed game on a warm summer’s evening.

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6 long anxious minutes were added – it was helter skelter as the kitchen sink was thrown at us – but this time we held firm for those 3 vital points.

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The relief and joy at the sound of the final whistle was clear to see on the faces of players, management and supporters…

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Aoife and Ciara Smith were on hand to present Anto Beslin with his June player of the month trophy- two former Town legends were in attendance as well as 2 UEFA officials (hopefully they were suitably impressed with our facilities) and then a few other random pics with which to finish tonight’s photographic round up.

C’mon De Town!!!

MATCH REPORT: Longford Town 2-1 Drogheda United

Sat Jul 13th 2019

Match Report by Tony Ghee

Longford up to second after crucial win over Drogheda

Longford Town moved above Drogheda into second place in the SSE Airtricity League First Division, as goals from Dylan Grimes and Sam Verdon secured a two-one victory over the Boynesiders at the City Calling Stadium.

Longford are now just five points behind leaders Shelbourne with seven matches remaining as automatic promotion is now back on track for Neale Fenn’s charges ahead of next week’s crucial top four clash away to Cabinteely.

The visitors had the first opportunity on thirteen minutes when Meaney’s twenty-five yard shot flew just wide of the Town post.

Longford dominated possession in the opening half-hour but failed to breach the Drogheda rearguard.

On eighteen minutes, Longford almost scored when striker Aaron Dobbs outpaced defender Luke Gallagher, cut inside from the left and rifled a shot from a tight angle that was saved by the feet of Drogheda keeper Luca Gratzer, while Jack Doherty’s rebound effort was blocked away by a visiting defender.

Four minutes later, the Town created another chance down the left side. This time, Anto Breslin charged into the Drogheda box but his angled strike whistled just wide of the far post.

On the half-hour mark a shot on the turn from Longford new boy Grimes was saved by Drogheda keeper Gratzer.

Totally against the run of play, the Boynesiders took the lead on thirty-two minutes with a very soft goal.Mark Doyle poked the ball across to Meaney who somehow managed to squeeze a weakly hit sixteen yard effort through a crowded penalty area to the Longford net.

Drogheda came close to extending their lead on thirty-seven minutes when the unmarked Gallagher headed a Sean Brennan free-kick onto the top of the Longford net.

The home side deservedly equalised on thirty-nine minutes when Doherty found Grimes inside the Drogheda box, he brilliantly shielded the ball before cleverly back-heeling the ball into the bottom left corner of the Drogheda net.

On fifty-four minutes, Drogheda left-back Conor Kane ran onto a pass from James Clarke and raced into the Town box before unleashing a shot that just cleared the Longford bar.

In the eighty-fourth minute, a Conor Kenna header from a Dean Zambra free-kick was just too high, much to the relief of the visitors’ defence.

However, Drogheda’s relief was short-lived as the ‘Red & Black’ hit the front just a minute later as substitute Verdon headed home Breslin’s left-wing cross to secure three valuable points for Longford Town.

Longford Town (4-1-4-1): Steacy, Elworthy, McDonnell, Kenna, Breslin, Zambra, Grimes, Dervin, Doherty, Chambers, Dobbs.
Substitutes: Hopkins for Grimes (64 minutes), Verdon for Doherty (77 minutes), Evans

Drogheda Utd (4-2-3-1): Gratzer, Heeney, Gallagher, McNally, Kane, Brennan, Hyland, McPhillips, Clarke, Doyle, Meaney.
Substitutes: Adeyemo for McPhillips (45 minutes), O’Shea for Clarke (77 minutes)

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