Fri Apr 12th 2013
With only one week until the local derby versus Athlone, Longford Town need a win to be sure of their place at the top of the league going into next week’s local derby and here with a preview of this crucial game for LTFC.ie is Kieran Burke (@burko77_).
Longford Town will hope to bounce back from a home draw with Mervue United last time out with another away victory on Friday night. In recent seasons “De Town’s” away form has outshone their home form and this week it’s Wexford Youths that stand in their way in Ferrycarrig Park.
An early David O’Sullivan goal was not enough to get Longford over the line at City Calling Stadium last Saturday night as Jason Molloy grabbed a deserved equalizer in the second half.
That point saw Longford remain top of the table going into this tough away encounter. Tony Cousins men will face a very physically imposing side who earned a draw against promotion contenders, Finn Harps last time out. Harps are of course the only side to defeat Longford in any competition so far this season so that result really says it all about how tough a nut Wexford will prove to crack this coming Friday night.
That 0-0 result against Harps in Ballybofey means Wexford are now undefeated in three games following back to back 2-1 victories away to Salthill and impressively at home to another team tipped for promotion in pre-season, Waterford United.
However, this Wexford team did lose their talisman, Danny Furlong, to Cork City in the off-season and that has seen them struggle for goals early on this season with only four goals in five league games, while their back four has shipped almost two goals a game, with Cobh Ramblers smashing five of those in during a 5-0 opening day win back in March.
Those statistics will certainty give Town fans and players alike plenty of confidence of following up on last season’s record of three wins and a draw against the men in pink on Friday night.
Kick-off at Ferrycarrig Park is 8:00pm on Friday night and the Longford Town supporters club are running a subsidised bus to the game for anyone wishing to travel at a fantastic rate of just €10 return! Details are in this week’s club notes, we look forward to seeing (and hearing) you all in Ferrycarrig Park this coming Friday night for what is a must win game ahead of next weekends “El Classico” at City Calling Stadium.