Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28, 2016
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 465
TV:

Mark Hughes 9' -
Scored: 9'


Conor Powell 37' -
Red: 37'


David O'Sullivan 57' -
Scored: 57'


Peno Scored: 38'
- Gary McCabe 38'

Scored: 49'
- Aaron Dobbs 49'

Scored: 51'
- Brandon Miele 51'

Scored: 64'
- Brandon Miele 64'



League Report: Longford Town 2 - 4 Shamrock Rovers

Sat, Oct 29 2016

Credit: Steve Alfred

Shamrock Rovers came from behind to record their first win in five games against relegated Longford Town who finished the season without recording a win at home.

 

Both sides made fine starts to the game with Don Cowan creating a chance for the home side inside the first minute and Gary Shaw bringing a fine save out of his former team-mate Paul Skinner one minute later.

 

In the ninth minute the home side took the lead when Kealan Dillon’s cross met the diving head of Mark Hughes. Cowan had a chance shortly after to double the lead but shot straight at Barry Murphy.

 

The game then petered out as a contest and was played at the pace a meaningless game would be, with neither side testing the opposition 'keeper.

 

Town were reduced to 10 men in the 37th minute when Conor Powell handled on the line and Rovers were awarded a penalty; Gary McCabe dispatched the spot-kick to level matters with this tenth goal of the season.

 

Rovers took the lead four minutes into the second half when assistant referee Robert Clarke adjudged Aaron Dobbs’ header had crossed the line after Town tried to clear the danger. 

 

Two minutes later and the visitors got a third goal when Brandon Miele beat Skinner with a stunning strike from 35 yards.

 

The Town pulled a goal back in the 57th minute when Kaleem Simon’s free-kick was toe poked home by David O’Sullivan.

 

Miele restored Rovers’ two goal advantage in the 64th minute when he got his second goal and his side’s fourth with a well struck free-kick from 40 yards out.

 

The biggest cheer of the night was left for Town defender Pat Flynn who was substituted in the 76th minute. Flynn who retired after the game received a standing ovation from both sets of supporters.

 

Longford Town: Paul Skinner; Pat Flynn (Jamie Mulhall 76), Rhys Gorman, Yann Mvita, Conor Powell; Kealan Dillon (Tristan Noack Hofmann, 55), Mark Hughes (Gaius Makouta 62), Philip Gannon, Kaleem Simon; David O’Sullivan, Don Cowan. 

Subs not used: Ryan Coulter, Eddie Dsane, Karl Chambers, Cian Fay. 

Sent off: Conor Powell (37).

 

Shamrock Rovers: Barry Murphy; Simon Madden, David Webster, Robert Cornwall (Dean Clarke 23), Sean Heaney; Gary McCabe, Aaron Bolger, Brandon Miele, Trevor Clarke; Gary Shaw (Shane Hanney 61), Sean Boyd (Aaron Dobbs ht). 

Subs not used: James Doona, David O’Connor

Booked: Sean Heaney (41)

 

Referee: Andrew Mullally

Attendance: 465 

Extratime.ie man of the match: Brandon Miele (Shamrock Rovers)

 


Longford Town
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Pat Flynn
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Defender
Yann M'Vita
Defender
Conor Powell
37Sent off: 37'
Defender
Kealan Dillon
55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Midfielder
Philip Gannon
Midfielder
Rhys Gorman
Midfielder
Mark Hughes
9Scored: 9'
62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Midfielder
Kaleem Simon
Midfielder
Don Cowan
Forward
David O'Sullivan
57Scored: 57'
Forward

Substitutes
Cian Fay
Forward
Eddie Dsane
Forward
Ryan Coulter
Goalkeeper
Karl Chambers
Forward
Gaius Makouta
62'
62Subbed On: 62'
Midfield
James Mulhall
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Defender
Tristan Noack Hofmann
55'
55Subbed On: 55'
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Rob Cornwall
Defender 23'
23Subbed Off: 23'
Sean Heaney
Defender
41Booked: 41'
Simon Madden
Defender
David Webster
Defender
Trevor Clarke
Midfielder
Aaron Bolger
Midfielder
Gary McCabe
Midfielder
38Peno: 38'
Brandon Miele
Midfielder
51Scored: 51'
64Scored: 64'
Sean Boyd
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Gary Shaw
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Clarke
Forward
23Subbed On: 23'
23'
Aaron Dobbs
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
49Scored: 49'
62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
James Doona
Midfield
Shane Hanney
Midfield
62Subbed On: 62'
62'
David O'Connor
Defender


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