First
Date: 7:30 p.m. March 10, 2018
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 421
TV:

Chris Mulhall 37' -
Scored: 37'


Chris Mulhall 80' -
Scored: 80'


Dylan McGlade 85' -
Scored: 85'




League Report: Longford Town 3 - 0 Wexford

Sun, Mar 11 2018

Credit: Laszlo Geczo

A brace from Chris Mulhall and one from substitute Dylan McGlade saw Longford Town register their first win of the season on Saturday night at City Calling Stadium.

 

Town did create plenty of chances but were thwarted on a number of occasions by Wexford keeper Danny Bolger and also the woodwork with Sam Verdon and Peter Hopkins both being denied by the post. Wexford’s Dean Kelly also hit the woodwork too.

 

Shane O’Connor had the first chance of the game but the Town midfielder’s effort lacked real power and Bolger was able to save. Down the other end Town keeper Michael Kelly saved from Aaron Dobbs in the 20th minute.

 

Minutes later Kelly denied Mark Slater with some quick thinking. Town defender Mick McDonnell headed over from close range in the 27th minute and then 10 minutes later the deadlock was broken when Shane Elworthy’s cross was finished to the net by Chris Mulhall.

 

Sam Verdon had a chance to double Town’s lead but he hit the post with a powerful long-range effort in the 41st minute.

 

In the 55th minute Dean Kelly hit the woodwork as the visitors nearly equalised. Bolger saved from Mulhall in the 62nd minute and two minutes later he denied Peter Hopkins from getting Town’s second of the net.

 

Bolger nearly turned villain in the 74th minute when his clearance came off Mulhall, the ball fell to Hopkins who hit the butt of the post with his effort.

 

Town were patient and  kept piling on the pressure as they pressed for a second goal. In the 80th minute Mulhall got his and his side’s second goal; McGlade did well to cut inside the box and laid the ball off to Mulhall who curled it to the net.

 

Fenn was relieved to see that second goal go in: “We had a couple of chances when it was 1-0 and so did they. They were dangerous on the break and we were conscious of that. Until we got the second goal it was always going to be a little bit hairy.”

 

Town weren’t done with just two goals and went in search of another one and that came in the 85th minute when substitute Dylan McGlade got on the scoresheet. Wexford’s Ross Kenny slammed the ball off the post as he tried to clear and it fell to McGlade who made no mistake with the rebound.

 

Longford Town: Mick Kelly; Shane Elworthy, Daniel O’Reilly, Mick McDonnell, Tristan Noack-Hofmann; Dean Zambra; Peter Hopkins, Shane O’Connor (Dean Byrne 71), Darren Meenan (Dylan McGlade 63); Sam Verdon (Aodh Dervin 88); Chris Mulhall.

Subs not used: Jack Brady, Karl Chambers, Adam O’Connor, Jamie Hollywood.

Yellow card: O’Connor 68

 

 

Wexford: Danny Bolger; Mark Slater, Owen McCormack, Ross Kenny, Sean Kelly (Danny Doyle 81); Aaron Dobbs, Mickey Byrne, Thomas Croke (Owen Wall 71), Sean Hurley; Dean Kelly, Chris Kenny.

Subs not used: Kealan Gaffney, Dean George, AJ Lehane, John Moran, Liam McCartan.

 

Referee: Eoghan O’Shea (Tipperary)

Attendance: 421

Extratime Man of the Match: Peter Hopkins (Longford Town)



Longford Town
Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
Darren Meenan
63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Defender
Shane Elworthy
Defender
Shane O'Connor
67Booked: 67'
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Midfielder
Chris Mulhall
37Scored: 37'
80Scored: 80'
Midfielder
Michael McDonnell
Midfielder
Peter Hopkins
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
Sam Verdon
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Forward

Substitutes
Adam O'Connor
Defender
Dylan McGlade
63'
63Subbed On: 63'
85Scored: 85'
Midfield
Jamie Hollywood
Midfield
Evan Galvin
Midfield
Aodh Dervin
88'
88Subbed On: 88'
Midfield
Dean Byrne
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Forward
Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
Wexford
Danny Bolger
Goalkeeper
Aaron O'Connor
Defender
Owen McCormack
Defender
Sean Kelly
Defender
Mikey Byrne
Defender
Mark Slater
Midfielder
Chris Kenny
Midfielder 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Dean Kelly
Midfielder
Sean Hurley
Midfielder
Thomas Croke
Midfielder 71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Aaron Dobbs
Forward

Substitutes
Owen Wall
Midfield
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
John Morgan
Forward
Liam McCartan
Midfield
Aidan Lehane
Defender
Dean George
Forward
Kealan Gaffney
Goalkeeper
Danny Doyle
Forward
81Subbed On: 81'
81'


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