Match Preview | Town v Waterford

By Aaron Kelly

Longford Town return home to Bishopsgate looking to right the wrongs of the disappointing last home result at the hands of Treaty United a couple of weeks back. Stephen Henderson’s side went some distance to rectify that result last time out however as they produced a stunning display and 3-0 victory over Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park last Friday night. Joshua Giurgi continued his impressive goalscoring start to life at Bishopsgate whilst Beineon O’Brien-Whitmarsh produced a brilliant performance in his first start for the club scoring twice.

The visitors to the midlands this week are Waterford, who after a slow start to the 2023 campaign have started to play their best football and have started scoring for fun, having found the net 9 times in the last 2 games with their 5-0 win over Cobh Ramblers and the 4-0 win in Finn Park last time out. The outcome of that game maintained a nine-point difference between second and third, leaving the Blues in a very comfortable position in the first division play off places. Catching league leaders Galway will of course be the priority for manager Keith Long, who has done a superb job to steady the ship at the RSC. However, despite a league title and automatic promotion being the goal for Waterford after last years play offs disappointment, I’m sure even the most die hard Blues fans can admit that it could be an arduous task. 

They know they’ll have to be alert from the first whistle on Saturday evening however as they kick off against a Town side that has already beaten runaway league leader Galway this season.

Get your tickets for Saturday’s huge game here.

Kick off is at 7.30PM.