FR
Date: 7:45 p.m. Jan. 31, 2017
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 177
TV:

Noel Haverty 18' -
Scored: 18'


Stephen Walsh 37' -
Scored: 37'


Cody Mulhall 82' -
Scored: 82'


Scored: 45'
- Daniel Kearns 45'

Scored: 73'
- Daniel Kearns 73'



Friendly Report: Longford Town 3 - 2 Sligo Rovers

Wed, Feb 01 2017

Alan Mathews' side registered their first win of pre-season at home to Premier opposition. Credit: Steve Alfred

Sligo Rovers slumped to their second successive pre-season friendly defeat as they lost to First Division side Longford Town 3-2 at the City Calling Stadium.

 

Alan Mathews' side were the better team on the night and found themselves 2-1 up at half time thanks to goals from Noal Haverty and Stephen Walsh early in the first half.

 

Longford dominated possession at times and never allowed Dave Robertson's team to get any sort of fluidity going.

 

The only real shinning light for the Bit O'Red was the performance of Daniel Kearns, who scored goals in either half to keep Sligoin the contest, but ultimately he couldn't do anything to prevent Longford from getting the winner.

 

With the game drawing to a close, Sligo were undone yet again by a Longford set piece. Cody Mulhall rose to met a Kealan Dillon free kick to head the ball past Michael Schlingermann.

 

While it may still be only pre season, the manner in which Sligo have slumped to defeats to both Galway United and Longford Town will be a concern for both Dave Robertson and the fans.

 

Longford on the other hand will use this win to gain momentum as they start life again in the First Division.

 

Sligo now travel to Cliftonville on Friday evening while Longford face another Premier Division side in Finn Harps on Saturday evening.

 

 

Longford Town: Jack Brady (Paul Skinner 46), Aidan Friel, Daniel O'Reilly (Aodh Dervin 75), Noel Haverty (Rhys Gorman 55), Stephen Walsh (Tristan Hofmann 64); Dean Zambra (Gavin Boyne 46), Kevin O'Connor (Dan Beya 46), Don Cowan (Kealan Dillon 46), Dylan McGlade (Ian Fletcher 75); Enda Curran (David O'Sullivan 46), Jake Kelly (Cody Mulhall 55).

Subs not used: Shane Fagan (gk), Darragh Doherty, Dylan Lynch.

 

Sligo Rovers: Micheal Schlingermann; Chris Kenny (Tobi Adebayo-Rowling 46), Mick Leahy, Kyle Callan-McFadden, Regan Donelon; Daniel Kearns, John Russell, Craig Roddan, Kieran Sadlier (Gary Boylan 74); Liam Martin; Jonah Ayunga (Mathew Stevens 46).

Subs not used: Shaun Patton (gk), John Mahon, Mikey Place, Mark Hannon.

 

Referee: Ray Matthews

Attendance: 250 (estimate).

Extratime.ie Player of the Match: Dylan McGlade (Longford Town).

 

 



Longford Town
Jack Brady
Goalkeeper 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Stephen Walsh
37Scored: 37'
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Defender
Daniel O'Reilly
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Defender
Noel Haverty
18Scored: 18'
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Defender
Aidan Friel
Defender
Kevin O'Connor
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Dylan McGlade
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Midfielder
Jake Kelly
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Enda Curran
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Forward
Don Cowan
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Forward

Substitutes
Paul Skinner
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Goalkeeper
David O'Sullivan
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Forward
Tristan Noack Hofmann
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Defender
Cody Mulhall
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
82Scored: 82'
Forward
Dylan Lynch
Unknown
Rhys Gorman
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Midfield
Ian Fletcher
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Midfield
Shane Fagan
Goalkeeper
Darragh Doherty
Midfield
Kealan Dillon
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Aodh Dervin
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Midfield
Gavin Boyne
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Defender
Dan Beya
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Sligo Rovers
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Kyle McFadden
Defender
Mick Leahy
Defender
Daniel Kearns
Defender
45Scored: 45'
73Scored: 73'
Regan Donelon
Defender
Liam Martin
Midfielder
Chris Kenny
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Craig Roddan
Midfielder
John Russell
Midfielder
Kieran Sadlier
Midfielder 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Jonah Ayunga
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'

Substitutes
John Mahon
Defender
Mark Hannon
Midfield
Gary Boylan
Defender
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Defender
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Shaun Patton
Goalkeeper
Mikey Place
Midfield
Matthew Stevens
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'


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