Supporters’ Club Notes (11/03/2018)

Sun Mar 11th 2018


De Town had a good 3-0 home win against Wexford FC last Saturday. A heavy drizzle before kick off made for some slippery conditions but at least we didn't let our lead slip this time. While, once again we played some lovely passing football, we still weren't secured of all three points until the closing stages when our superiority and class showed with two more goals. It was a game we could have scored more but while we hit the woodwork twice, Wexford FC cracked it once..surely an unusual statistic.

What was particularly pleasing was the fact that we kept a clean sheet. So after our two opening home games, we've scored five and conceded two with four points on the board. It's early days yet obviously but this time last season, alarm bells were beginning to tinkle. With results elsewhere favouring us,our win puts us level at the top with Galway,Cobh and UCD. It appears that we're going to have a tight season ahead. Brace yourself.


This Friday night, March 16th we travel to take on Shelbourne at Tolka Park with a 7.45pm kick off. The hosts have a single point to their name and despite having our former goal machine Sully, we hope their point tally will remain at just one. It's hoped that Section O will be running a bus to add to the noise level. In past years, Longford people exiled in the capital city used to turn up in large numbers at Tolka. We'd love to see this continue. A win on Friday night would be the perfect start to a great Bank Holiday and sporting weekend.


The match programme for the Wexford game was another excellent production. Fair play to Kieran Burke and Marty Stapleton for their terrific contributions. If you failed to pick up a copy you'll have missed the fact that our match sponsor was King Wing Foods (Hong Kong) Ltd. Who says we don't have far away appeal? On a different note, nice to see Marty togged out in his hi-vis gear as he cycled home after the match.


This Monday, 19th March sees our first car boot sale. Gates will open at 4am – yes, 4am and fees will be taken then from the stall holders. In the old days, we used to start much later but according as the car boot sales grew in success, the arrival times grew ever earlier. And of course we could do with some volunteers, maybe not the early shift but to help with traffic management and clean up afterwards.


Those long serving volunteers are all looking for some extra volunteers. Andy is searching for some more to help sell the 50/50 tickets and Tom could do with a pair of extra hands with the half time raffle. And as stated we could do with extra help at the car boot sales. Well, will you help us?


One supporter who was on a bit of a long road trip on Saturday night tuned into RTE's Sport results after the 11pm news. He was driving and couldn't check his phone. Like all Town supporters, he's a law abiding citizen. He heard all about the rugby and plenty about English soccer, a little bit of golf and interestingly a report on cricket. But zilch, zero, nada about our game against Wexford.

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