First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 17, 2018
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att: 576
TV:

Carlton Ubaezuonu 90' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 15'
- Jamie Doyle 15'

Scored: 49'
- Jamie Doyle 49'

Scored: 54'
- Dylan McGlade 54'

Scored: 78'
- Dylan McGlade 78'



League Report: Galway United 1-4 Longford Town

Sat, Aug 18 2018

Neale Fenn Credit: Steve Alfred

Peter Kelly reports from Eamon Deacy Park

Galway United's slender hopes of a playoff spot vanished at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night when they were comprehensively outplayed by a vibrant Longford Town side.

Jamie Doyle and the impressive Dylan McGlade both bagged a brace for Longford while Carlton Ubaezuonu got a late consolation goal for the home side. 

The opening exchanges were evenly balanced, but as early as the 12th minute Dylan McGlade signalled his intent when he glided inside Chris Horgan and brought a tremendous save from Tadhg Ryan in the Galway goal.

Three minutes later Longford took the lead when Jamie Doyle side-footed Meenan’s excellent cross to the net. While the marking on Doyle could have been tighter, nevertheless the finish was sublime.

Conor Barry showed some spark on 18 minutes when he set off on a run but his long range shot was easily controlled by Kelly. Aside from Ryan, Conor Barry was the only home player to immerge with his reputation intact from this one.

Despite Longford showing more threat, Galway got to the break without conceding anymore goals and the home support would have been hoping for a half time transformation to save the day.

Those hopes were dashed however four minutes into the second half through Doyle again. This time with a ‘torpedo’ from 35 yards that Ryan could only get a foot to.

McGlade stepped up on 54 minutes to extinguish all hopes Galway had when he left several players in his wake and cracked in a wonderful strike.

From here on in the game was the Dylan McGlade show as he demonstrated a full bag of tricks coupled with hard work and scored his second along with his side’s fourth goal into the bargain on 78 minutes.

With the game in the fifth and final minute of injury time, Carlton Ubaezuonu scored a solo consolation goal for United.

Longford have a few brilliant young players, foremost being McGlade and Dervin who will be in all the scouts notebooks, no doubt.

For Galway United, despite the efforts of Alan Murphy and Mark Herrick to pull the proverbial rabbit from a hat and get them promoted, the future remains uncertain.

Despite this bad night at the office though, expect them to ‘show up’ and give Bohs a real go in the FAI Cup game next week.

It will be a classic ‘last chance saloon’ game for them.

Galway United: Tadhg Ryan, Chris Horgan, Robbie Williams, Stephen Walsh, Marc Ludden, Sean Russell,(Carlton Ubaezuonu,46)  Alex Byrne, Aaron Conway,(Conor Melody, 46) Ryan Connolly, Conor Barry, Eoin McCormack (Evan Coyne 82).

Subs Not Used: Connor Gleeson, Dara Mulgannon, Evan Murphy. 

Longford Town: Michael Kelly, Karl Chambers (Evan O’Connor 76) Mick McDonnell, Daniel O’Reilly, Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Darren Meenan, Dean Zambra, Aodh Dervin (Jackson Ryan, 80) Dylan McGlade, Jamie Hollywood, Jamie Doyle (Dean Dillon76).

Subs Not Used: Ben Kelly, Warren Mitchell, Evan O’Neill, Tumelo Tlou.

Referee: David Keeler (Cork)

Attendance: 576

Extratime Man of the Match: Dylan McGlade



Galway United
Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
Aaron Conway
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Christopher Horgan
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Stephen Walsh
38Booked: 38'
Defender
Robbie Williams
Defender
Alex Byrne
Midfielder
Ryan Connolly
Midfielder
Conor Barry
Forward
Eoin McCormack
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Forward

Substitutes
Evan Coyne
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Midfield
Connor Gleeson
Goalkeeper
Conor Melody
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Dara Mulgannon
Forward
Evan Murphy
Defender
Carlton Ubaezuonu
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
90Scored: 90'
Midfield
Longford Town
Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
Jamie Hollywood
Defender
Darren Meenan
Midfielder
Michael McDonnell
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
Dylan McGlade
Forward
54Scored: 54'
78Scored: 78'
Jamie Doyle
Forward
15Scored: 15'
49Scored: 49'
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Karl Chambers
Forward 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'

Substitutes
Tumelo Tlou
Unknown
Jackson Ryan
Forward
80Subbed On: 80'
80'
Eoin O'Neill
Unknown
Evan O'Connor
Defender
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
Warren Mitchell
Defender
Ben Kelly
Goalkeeper
Dean Dillon
Midfield
76Subbed On: 76'
76'


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