First
Date: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2018
Venue: City Calling Stadium
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Att:
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Karl Chambers 34' -
Scored: 34'


Dylan McGlade 43' -
Scored: 43'


Dylan McGlade 90' + 4' -
Scored: 90'


Dylan McGlade 90' + 5' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 70'
- Keith Dalton 70'



League Preview: Longford Town -v- Cabinteely

Sat, Sep 01 2018

Credit: Steve Alfred

LONGFORD TOWN

Looking to take advantage of Drogheda United’s slip up at home to champions-elect UCD, Neale Fenn’s in-form Longford Town host Cabinteely at City Calling Stadium on Saturday evening. (kick-off 7.30pm)

After crashing to a disappointing 6-1 defeat away to Shelbourne to cap off a miserable July for the Red and Black, August has seen De Town roar themselves back into playoff contention with four wins on the spin aiding their cause significantly. 

Two of those victories have come in the FAI Cup against Sligo Rovers and the previously mentioned Shelbourne. In terms of the league successes, wins against Athlone Town and Galway United have re-ignited De Town’s flickering promotion fire.

One man who has certainly impressed in recent games in the talented winger Dylan McGlade. Enjoying a renaissance under his new boss Neale Fenn, McGlade has shot up the goal-scoring charts with 11 goals to his name, while an additional goal is open for debate.

Last week’s defeat of Shelbourne was a superb team performance as Neale Fenn sang the praises of his side all week in the build up to Saturday evenings game at City Calling Stadium.

Fantastic defensive showings of grit and steel from Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Karl Chambers, Daniel O’Reilly and Shane Elworthy set the tone for the Red and Black as they eased their way past a sloppy Shels side.

In terms of team news for Longford Town, Sam Verdon, Dean Byrne and Jamie Hollywood all miss out through injury issues while defensive mainstay Michael McDonnell is set to return to the fold after missing last weeks cup win over the Reds.  

 

CABINTEELY

Hoping to build some much-needed momentum for their upcoming 2019 First Division campaign, Cabinteely make the brief trip to the midlands as they face Longford Town in a crunch clash on the Strokestown Road venue.

After an encouraging showing in their last league game and running Premier Division Limerick FC close last time out in the FAI Cup, Cabo will be full of confidence as they look to stun Neale Fenn’s Longford Town.

If it wasn’t for some slack defending at times, Cabinteely may very well have found themselves in an FAI Cup quarter-final for the first time in their brief League of Ireland history as elementary mistakes saw their cup run end at the Markets Field.

Pat Devlin will also take plenty of confidence from his sides previous showing against Longford Town as an energetic and game Cabo earned a fully-deserved win over their Midlands counterparts at Stradbrook from a Kevin Knight poke home.

Incidentally, Cabo were very unlucky not have got a point against De Town during their last visit to the City Calling Stadium as an inaccurate Cabinteely were punished for not taking their chances against the Midlander’s.

In terms of team news, Devlin has a full complement of players to choose from for his troops trip to the Midlands except for captain Kevin Knight who must serve a suspension after his red card against Drogheda United. 

Referee: Michael Connolly.

 

MATCH STATS

In the six competitive meetings between Cabo and Longford Town in the First Division, the losing side has never scored a goal in their defeats.

Cabinteely’s last trip to the Midlands saw them grab a win away to Athlone Town at Lissywoolen. Goals from Joe Doyle and Kieran Marty Waters set Cabo on their way to a tense 3-1 win.

Each of Longford’s last seven league games have had over 2.5 goals scored in them. Their last game with less than 2.5 goals was against Drogheda United in June.

 

BETTING

Longford Town 4/11; Draw 10/3; Cabinteely 5/1.

 

PREDICTION

Longford Town 2-1 Cabinteely

 

Longford Town

Injured: Sam Verdon, Dean Byrne, Jamie Hollywood.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Cabinteely

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None

 

 



Longford Town
Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
71Booked: 71'
Karl Chambers
34Scored: 34'
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Defender
Shane Elworthy
59Booked: 59'
Defender
Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
Aodh Dervin
84Booked: 84'
Midfielder
Peter Hopkins
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
Jamie Doyle
83Booked: 83'
Forward
Dylan McGlade
43Scored: 43'
90Scored: 90'
90Scored: 90'
Forward
Darren Meenan
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Dillon
Midfield
Ben Kelly
Goalkeeper
Michael McDonnell
71'
71Subbed On: 71'
Midfield
Evan O'Connor
Defender
Eoin O'Neill
Unknown
Jackson Ryan
Forward
Tumelo Tlou
Unknown
Cabinteely
Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Jack Tuite
Defender
Robert McGee
Defender
Karl Byrne
Defender
55Booked: 55'
Daniel Blackbyrne
Defender
Andy O'Reilly
Midfielder
13Booked: 13'
Eoghan Morgan
Midfielder 67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Luke Clucas
Midfielder 86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Keith Dalton
Forward
70Scored: 70'
Dean Casey
Forward 67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Kieran 'Marty' Waters
Forward

Substitutes
Zak O'Neill
Forward
Finn McGowan
Goalkeeper
Adam Maher
Defender
86Subbed On: 86'
86'
Paul Fox
Midfield
67Subbed On: 67'
67'
Sean Fitzpatrick
Defender
Joe Doyle
Forward
67Subbed On: 67'
67'
Alex Aspil
Defender


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