Match Report by James Donnelly (Full report on sseairtricityleague.ie)
Longford Town ran riot in the El Clasico as they put five past Athlone at the Athlone Town Stadium on Friday night.
Three first-half goals from Aodh Dervin, Anto Breslin and Sean Boyd had the visitors in firm control with the home side threatening little apart from the odd chance from Shane Dunne.
Town started as they meant to go on with Dervin scoring from long range after just two minutes of play.
They made it two after 15 when Anto Breslin marched through one on one to put it past Myles, and loanee Sean Boyd got his second goal in as many games for the club on 22 minutes when Dylan Grimes played him in after a huge lapse in the Athlone defence.
The remaining 10 minutes of the second half saw Longford get their fourth through Peter Hopkins.
Athlone got a consolation through Kealan Dillon but Longford hit straight back from the penalty spot from Sam Verdon to make it 5-1 to the Red and Black.
Longford Town: Lee Steacy, Joe Manley, Conor Kenna (C), Shane Elworthy (Peter Hopkins ’72), Anto Breslin, Michael McDonnell, Dylan Grimes (Karl Chambers ’80), Aodh Dervin, Dean Byrne, Sean Boyd (Aaron Dobbs ’66), Sam Verdon.
Subs not used: Jack Menton, Aaron Dobbs, Paul O’Conor, Carlton Ubaezuonu, Dean Zambra.
Pictures by Ken Keenan