First
Date: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 2020
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 442

Aodh Dervin 23' -
Scored: 23'


Rob Manley 52' -
Scored: 52'


Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Shamrock Rovers II

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FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and Shamrock Rovers II.

90' + 5'

Corner Kick

Longford Town have won a corner kick. Jack Doherty will take it.

90' + 4'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Jack Doherty will take it.

90' + 3'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Aodh Dervin will take it.

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There will be six minutes of added time...

89'

Not an awful lot of time to go this evening - This will be interesting to see how much longer of the game remains in added time...

86'

Substitution

Conan Noonan replaces Sean Brennan for Shamrock Rovers II.

85'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Jack Doherty will take it.

81'

Substitution

James English replaces Dylan Grimes for Longford Town.

80'

CROSSBAR! 

Shamrock Rovers II hit the bar through Sinclair Armstrong, much to the relief of the host who have sleepwalked through the second half in truth

77'

Substitution

Jack Doherty replaces Sam Verdon for Longford Town.

76'

Substitution

Aidomo Emakhu replaces Adam Wells for Shamrock Rovers II.

73'

Darragh Nugent goes close as Lee Steacy is forced into a good save from the Hoops II captain - Longford are losing their focus at the moment...

70'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Dylan Grimes will take it.

70'

Corner Kick

Longford Town have won a corner kick. Dylan Grimes will take it.

69'

Yellow Card

Sean Callan is booked for Shamrock Rovers II.

66'

Darragh Nugent whizzes his effort just past the post as Longford momentarily lose focus 

65'

Substitution

Niall Barnes replaces Dean Byrne for Longford Town.

62'

Dean Byrne is down in agony after rolling his ankle. The initial prognosis is not good...

61'

Corner Kick

Shamrock Rovers II have won a corner kick. Brandon Kavanagh will take it.

59'

Substitution

Dylan Duffy replaces Thomas Oluwa for Shamrock Rovers II.

54'

Yellow Card

Adam Wells is booked for Shamrock Rovers II.

54'

Corner Kick

Shamrock Rovers II have won a corner kick. Sean Brennan will take it.

52'

ASSIST!

Shane Elworthy provided the assist.

52'

GOAL!

Rob Manley scores for Longford Town.

Longford double their lead at long last as Manley heads home from a Shane Elworthy cross - Will the floodgates open now? 

49'

Sinclair Amstrong hits the upright! A great run from the Hoops II forward ends up with him seeing his effort crash off the post and go wide of goal - Nervy times for Longford there..

47'

SO CLOSE! 

Longford nearly make it two again through Dylan Grimes, but Leon Pohls mops up the danger as Longford start to go through the gears

46'

Second Half

The second half between Longford Town and Shamrock Rovers II has started.

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Half Time

It is half-time between Longford Town and Shamrock Rovers II.

45' + 1'

Free header on goal for Cole Omorehhiomwan but he can't convert - Let-off for Longford Town there...

45'

Free Kick

Shamrock Rovers II have won a free kick. Brandon Kavanagh will take it.

42'

There is a brief break in play as Alex Dunne and Sam Verdon both collide in the Rovers II half of the field 

40'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Joe Gorman will take it.

36'

Dean Byrne is the star of the show as Dylan Grimes' scuffed volley rarely troubles Pohls in the Hoops goal - It remains 1-0 to the hosts..

35'

Corner Kick

Longford Town have won a corner kick. Dylan Grimes will take it.

33'

This has been a largely positive opening from Longford this evening - but they will need a second, and maybe a third to make this safe - And they should be further ahead 

29'

CLOSE! 

Longford nearly score a second through Rob Manley - but Manley drags his effort wide of goal after some good play from Dean Byrne found teh ex-Cabinteely forward

28'

Dean Byrne shoots over the bar after cutting inside from the left hand side of the pitch, but the ball goes harmleslly over the bar...

23'

ASSIST!

Sam Verdon provided the assist.

23'

GOAL!

Aodh Dervin scores for Longford Town.

DERVIN SCORES! Aodh Dervin sidefoots home past Leon Pohls from outside the area after some good hold up play from Rob Manleyfound the midfielder. Longford get the goal their play merited 

22'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Dean Zambra will take it.

20'

Corner Kick

Longford Town have won a corner kick. Dylan Grimes will take it.

18'

Free Kick

Shamrock Rovers II have won a free kick. Brandon Kavanagh will take it.

15'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Dylan Grimes will take it.

14'

Longford Town's play is becoming quite congested as the Hoops second string remain resolute - Brandon Kavanagh forces a top class save from Lee Steacy as I type 

10'

Not an awful lot to say in the past few minutes - Sinclair Armstrong just fire at Lee Steacy saves well..

7'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Dean Zambra will take it.

6'

POST! Aodh Dervin sees his shot hit the post afrer some good play from Dylan Grimes - Longford are in control now

5'

And as the game begins to settle down - Longford are growing into this one. Dean Byrne is linking up well with Rob Manley but Rovers II are holding strong

3'

Good start from Rovers II who are taking the game to the hosts here at Bishopsgate - Rob Manley is leading the Longford line up front 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Longford Town and Shamrock Rovers II has kicked off.

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And the teams are on their way out in front of a deathly quiet crowd - I have a feeling this won't be the only time a Rovers II game will be like this in 2020 

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Good evening folks and welcome to Bishopsgate as Longford Town host the highly controversial Shamrock Rovers II side - Andrew Dempsey on duty here this evening as Town look to get 2020 off to a flyer with a win



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Shamrock Rovers II



Longford Town
Lee Steacy 1
Goalkeeper
Shane Elworthy 2
Defender
Joe Gorman 32
Defender
Dylan Hand 4
Defender
Aaron McNally 21
Defender
Aodh Dervin 16
23Scored: 23'
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes 7
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Midfielder
Sam Verdon 10
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Dean Zambra 6
Midfielder
Dean Byrne 20
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Forward
Rob Manley 8
52Scored: 52'
Forward

Substitutes
Niall Barnes 12
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Midfield
Karl Chambers 19
Forward
Luke Dennison 18
Unknown
Jack Doherty 14
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
James English 9
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
Forward
Adam Evans 11
Forward
Joseph Manley 22
Defender
Shamrock Rovers II
Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
32 Cole Omorehiomnan
Defender
14 Alex Dunne
Defender
18 Sean Callan
Defender
69Booked: 69'
33 Peter Adigun
Defender
34 Adam Wells
Defender
54Booked: 54'
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
37 Darragh Nugent
Midfielder
27 Brandon Kavanagh
Midfielder
31 Sean Brennan
Midfielder 86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
26 Thomas Oluwa
Forward 59'
59Subbed Off: 59'
42 Sinclair Armstrong
Forward

Substitutes
35 Jordan Tallon
Midfield
36 Darren Prendergast
Midfield
40 Conan Noonan
Midfield
86Subbed On: 86'
86'
38 Aidomo Emakhu
Midfield
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
39 Dylan Duffy
Midfield
59Subbed On: 59'
59'
30 Kian Clarke
Goalkeeper
43 Danila Bogdanov
Forward