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Date: 7:30 p.m. April 9, 2016
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 741
TV:

Peno Scored: 9'
- Ronan Finn 9'

Scored: 23'
- Brian Gartland 23'

Scored: 77'
- Ronan Finn 77'

Scored: 87'
- Ronan Finn 87'



League Report: Longford Town 0 - 4 Dundalk

Sun, Apr 10 2016

Ronan Finn was on form for Dundalk on Saturday night. Credit: Larry McQuillan

A Ronan Finn hat-trick saw Dundalk move back to the top of the table as Longford Town slumped to their third league defeat in a row and they stay bottom of the Premier Division table.

 

Finn opened the scoring for his side from the penalty spot in the 10th minute and then completed his hat-trick with two goals late on.

 

Dundalk were in complete control throughout this game and at times it looked like boys against men such was Town’s inability to contain the visitors.

 

After creating a few half chances Dundalk took the lead when Kaleem Simon brought down Sean Gannon in the box and Finn put away the spot-kick.

 

Town ‘keeper Paul Skinner saved from David McMillan in the 13th minute and in the space of one minute Dundalk hit the post twice; first with Daryl Horgan’s free-kick then Darren Meenan’s long-range strike.

 

Dundalk doubled their lead in the 23rd minute when Meenan’s corner was headed home by defender Brian Gartland. The visitors created several more chances as the home side struggled to get into the game.

 

The second half was much like the first, with Dundalk very much on top. Longford Town had an early chance but Gary Rogers saved from David O’Sullivan.

 

Dundalk kept piling on the pressure and created plenty of chances before they got their third in the 78th minute when McMillan found Finn and he finished to the net.

 

Finn completed his hat-trick three minutes from time; Daryl Horgan’s effort was cleared off the line by Josh O’Hanlon and the loose ball was pounced on by Finn.

                 

Longford Town: Paul Skinner; Mark Hughes, Pat Flynn, Noel Haverty, Daniel O’Reilly; Peter McGlynn (Karl Chambers 82), Philip Gannon (John McKeown 76), Kevin O’Connor, Kaleem Simon; Josh O’Hanlon, David O’Sullivan (Don Cowan 69).

Subs not used: Ian Molloy, Lee Duffy, Keith Beirne.

 

Dundalk: Gary Rogers; Sean Gannon, Brian Gartland, Andy Boyle, Dane Massey; Stephen O’Donnell (Paddy Barrett 80); Daryl Horgan, Ronan Finn, David McMillan (Ciaran O’Connor 83), Darren Meenan; Ciaran Kilduff (John Mountney 69).

Subs not used: Gabriel Sava, Shane Grimes, George Poynton, Michael O’Connor.


 

Referee: Graham Kelly

Attendance: 741

Extratime Man of the Match: Ronan Finn (Dundalk)

 

 



Longford Town
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Noel Haverty
Defender
Philip Gannon
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Kaleem Simon
Midfielder
Kevin O'Connor
Midfielder
Peter McGlynn
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Midfielder
Mark Hughes
Midfielder
David O'Sullivan
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Forward
Josh O'Hanlon
Forward

Substitutes
Ian Molloy
Goalkeeper
John McKeown
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Midfield
Lee Duffy
Forward
Don Cowan
69'
69Subbed On: 69'
Forward
Karl Chambers
80'
80Subbed On: 80'
Forward
Keith Beirne
Defender
Dundalk
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Brian Gartland
Defender
23Scored: 23'
Sean Gannon
Defender
Andy Boyle
Defender
Dane Massey
Defender
Daryl Horgan
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
9Peno: 9'
77Scored: 77'
87Scored: 87'
Darren Meenan
Midfielder
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Ciaran Kilduff
Forward 69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
David McMillan
Forward 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'

Substitutes
Shane Grimes
Defender
Paddy Barrett
Defender
79Subbed On: 79'
79'
John Mountney
Midfield
69Subbed On: 69'
69'
Ciaran O'Connor
Forward
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Michael O'Connor
Forward
George Poynton
Midfield
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper


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