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Longford Town's Anto Breslin: 'If we play like that every week we won't be beaten'

Sun, Mar 03 2019

Longford Town fans. Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Longford Town secured their first opening home league victory of the season since 2013 on Saturday evening with a somewhat flattering 3-0 win over Drogheda United at the City Calling Stadium.

Helped in no short way by the magnificent Lee Steacy, a whole raft of Neale Fenn’s new signings impressed greatly throughout the 90 with Aaron Dobbs, Anto Breslin and Conor Kenna all showing their worth to the cause.

Speaking after the game with extratime.ie, Breslin, buoyed by the three-goal win, believes that it will take a strong side to beat his new club after Saturday night’s result at City Calling Stadium.

“We were very good in that second half,” said the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man.

“If we play like that every week, I don’t think we’ll be beaten. We were resilient and everyone just worked hard together as a unit.

“We had some very good quality on the ball, and we switched the play well and we stuck to our game plan and it worked.

“I thought we done well. We had to ride it out through the first half when we were under pressure and we rode our luck at times. Most importantly we took our chances well.”

Having come home from England with no experience of senior football, the 22-year-old full back has made two senior appearances in the spaces of eight days.

The Dubliner added: “I’m loving the competitive side of things. The quality of it is great and it is a great league. You see the quality in each team and I’ve really enjoyed it.”

In terms of the game itself, Longford were very fortunate to be going in level at the break thanks to some world-class goalkeeping from Steacey.

Breslin lauded his shot-stoppers efforts during a difficult opening period for the Midlanders.

“Getting a clean sheet is very important but I think Lee Steacey deserves all the credit tonight. In the first half he pulled off some unbelievable saves.

“He pulled one out of the top corner and another from the bottom corner as well. The lads defended well and coming towards the end of the game we were rarely under pressure.”

With an away clash versus Cabinteely just days away, the former Republic of Ireland underage star revealed he is confident of securing a result despite the obvious challenges the south Dubliners possess.

“Cabinteely are after getting a great result against Shels and they’ll be flying. We’ll be confident as well going into that game and we believe that we can beat anybody in this league.”