Longford Town U19s suffered their first league defeat under the hands of St Patrick's Athletic today as just one goal was enough to separate the sides on this occasion in the ASLAA Ground.
St. Pat's broke the deadlock after just five minutes when Paul Bracken got his head on the end of a Pats free kick, this his 3rd goal for Pat's in only two games. Unfortunately for De Town, that was to be the only goal of the game.
Longford did not lie down and did have a couple of half chances but it was easy to see they found it very hard to break down a well-organised Pats defence.
Longford pushed on in the second half in hope for an equaliser but despite having most of the possession they failed to capitalise as clear cut chances came few and far between...
Town manager Mark Connors speaking after the loss:
“We're disappointed not to get something from the game. We felt we played well, particularly in the second half and had a lot of the ball in the final half hour but we didn't penetrate enough or get into threatening areas.
I am very pleased with a lot of aspects in our performance and felt we looked well organised and defended very well and worked extremely hard.
We Had different objectives in how we set up defensively from the Athlone game but the players showed great adaptability and good capacity to take on different ideas tactically so that was pleasing.”
De Town face Galway next weekend in what is to be their first home game of the season as they had to reverse their tie against Athlone due to the City Calling Stadium being unplayable.
Kick off in City Calling next Sunday is at 1.00pm, A great opportunity for Town fans to see the upcoming talent and the lads would really appreciate your support!