First
Date: 7:30 p.m. April 14, 2012
Venue: Flancare Park
Att: 300 (est)

Alan Kirby 14' -
Scored: 14'


Craig Hyland 56' -
Red: 56'


Scored: 59'
- Paul Simon Tracey 59'

Scored: 78'
- Thomas McBride 78'

Scored: 90'
- Blain Curtis 90' + 1'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Finn Harps

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FULL TIME!

Longford Town's unbeaten league run has been ended by a Finn Harps. The sending-off changed the game but Harps just wanted to win more than the Town who were very poor in the second half.

90' + 1'

GOAL!

And the night gets worse for the Town. Noel Haverty is too easily pushed off the ball by Blain Curtis and he makes no mistake in making it 3-1.

90'
The home support are leaving now. They've seen and had enough.

89'
Harps are frustrating the home side here.

88'

Substitution

Harps make their final change - Ciaran Greene is on for Paul Simon Treacy.

85'

Yellow Card

Chris Deans is booked for Longford Town.

84'
Harps have always been tricky opponents for the Town and looking at this game I was wary of them. I just thought the home side would produce a better display.

83'
What a difference a week makes. The Town probably produced their best performance of the season last Friday night in Limerick and then tonight have been extremely poor, particularly in the second half.

82'
Town have eight minutes and whatever additional time we have here to try and keep their unbeaten record intact.

79'

Yellow Card

Harps goal-scorer Thomas McBride decides to take his shirt off and show off his lack of muscles. He gets a yellow for his trouble.

78'

GOAL!

And Harps have taken the lead here; Thomas McBride's low drive took a slight deflection as it went into the net.

77'

Substitution

Harps make another change - Barry O'Mahony is on for the evergreen Peter Hutton.

74'
This is absolutely woeful football to watch.

70'
Alan Kirby pounces on a mistake by the Harps defence but his weak effort went wide.

67'
The home supporters are getting a little bit frustrated here. Their side have been very poor since the resumption.

63'

Substitution

Harps make their first change - Blain Curtis is on for Tommy Bonnar.

61'
It had been going all so well for the Town. Harps' goal came about from a woeful backpass to Hyland. Harps now are boosted by that goal.

59'

GOAL!

Treacy takes the free and curls it into the net. Game on here in Longford.

58'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Keith Gillespie has been sacrificed for sub 'keeper Paul Hunt.

56'

Red Card

Drama here in Longford. Town keeper Craig Hyland has been red carded after being down Paul Tracey who was through on goals.

55'

Substitution

Longford make a second change - Daniel Purdy is on for Michael Lee.

53'
Harps are looking far more dangerous in this half than the first.

46'

Second Half

The second half is underway here..

45' + 2'

Half Time

And it's tea-time here.

45' + 1'
Thomas McMonagle heads over after a neat ball in by Kevin McHugh

42'
Sean Skelly had a great chance for the Town but his cheeky effort just goes wide.

39'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Sean Skelly replaces Mark Salmon who has picked up an injury.

37'
Adam Clarke bursts through but his low drive is saved by Craig Hyland.

35'

Yellow Card

Keith Gillespie is booked for Longford Town.

34'
There is no real flow to this game. Every so often the Town would burst forward but the end product is awful.

32'

Yellow Card

Thomas Bonner is booked for Finn Harps.

30'
Town are still on top here but on more than a few occasions have given the ball away too easily.

27'
Thomas Crawley takes the free but curls it over the bar.

26'

Yellow Card

Harps defender Ciaran Coll becomes the first player to be booked after a rash challenge on Karl Bermingham.

18'
Down the other end Michael Lee's cracking shot comes smashing off the crossbar.

17'
Harps have a chance to draw level but Town keeper Craig Hyland dives to his right to palm away Adam Clarke's free-kick.

14'

GOAL!

And the Town have taken the lead here. Alan Kirby with his first goal since his return.

14'
Top of the league and unbeaten... What else have Longford Town to do to draw decent crowds to Flancare Park. I know there are local GAA games this evening but this is a very poor crowd here.

10'
It's the home side who have started this game well but have yet to carve out any chances. Lovely evening for a game of football, bit nippy but dry.

6'
Free for the Town; Kirby takes but hit it straight at Rory Kelly.

2'
The Town have made just one change for this game from the team that beat Limerick 2-1 last Fri night in the league; Des Hope who got injured in the EA Sports Cup game on Tues is out and Michael Lee comes in for him. Harps have three changes from the SD Galway game; Rory Kelly makes his debut in goal, James Doherty and Tommy Bonnar also start - they're in for Shaun Patton, Hugh Carlin and Blain Curtis.

1'

GAME ON!

And we're off.

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Just minutes away from kick-off here in Flancare Park. Your usual updater Deniese O'Flaherty is here to keep you updated for the evening.

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Hello and welcome to the Flancare Park, updates will start in earnest in a moment with Deniese O'Flaherty!



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Finn Harps



Longford Town
Craig Hyland
Goalkeeper
56Sent off: 56'
Colm James
Defender
Noel Haverty
Defender
Chris Deans
85Booked: 85'
Defender
Thomas Crawley
Defender
Mark Salmon
Midfielder
Michael Lee
Midfielder
Alan Kirby
14Scored: 14'
Midfielder
Keith Gillespie
35Booked: 35'
Midfielder
Gary Shaw
Forward
Karl Bermingham
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Skelly
Midfield
Daniel Purdy
Forward
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Jeff Flood
Defender
Jamie Duffy
Midfield
Gary Cronin
Manager
Craig Walsh
Midfield
Finn Harps
Rory Kelly
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Coll
Defender
26Booked: 26'
James Doherty
Defender
Peter Hutton
Defender
Thomas McMonagle
Defender
Thomas Bonner
Midfielder
32Booked: 32'
Adam Clarke
Midfielder
Thomas McBride
Midfielder
78Scored: 78'
79Booked: 79'
Shaun McGowan
Midfielder
Paul Simon Tracey
Midfielder
59Scored: 59'
Kevin McHugh
Forward

Substitutes
Hugh Carlin
Midfield
Blain Curtis
Forward
90Scored: 90'
Ciaran Greene
Midfield
Matt Harkin
Forward
Aaron O'Hagan
Defender
Barry O'Mahony
Midfield
Shaun Patton
Goalkeeper