First
Date: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 2012
Venue:
Att: 293

Karl Bermingham 47' -
Scored: 47'


Thomas Crawley 71' -
Scored: 71'


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90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

All over at Flancare and Longford take the points.

90' + 3'
The full time whistle is delayed here as defender Aidan Collins goes down hurt as Aidan Keenan runs across him as he clears. He's hobbling off and Longford will play the final seconds out with just ten men.

90'
There will be three added minutes as Craig Walsh creates a slight opening for Austin Skelly. His shot on the turn was too high and slid over the crossbar.

89'
Longford have a free about 35 yards out. Austin Skelly and Jamie Carr got tangled up in ball there. Sub Craig Walsh fires the set piece well over the bar.

87'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Austin Skelly replaces Karl Bermingham.

85'

Substitution

Wexford Sub - Eric Molloy replaces Glen Hawe.

85'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Craig Walsh comes on for Robert Bayly.

84'
Griffiths and Bayly work hard on the righ to create an opening for sub Alan Kirby. He hits a first time shot from the edge of the Wexford box that drifts just over the bar. And now Jamie Carr gets across well to block away Bermingham's attempt on goal.

83'
Wexford are finishing strongly here. It's too late to salvage anything though, surely.

81'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Alan Kirby replaces Keith Gillespie.

80'
Joe Mulcahy hits a free on the corner of the Longford box that clips off the wall and deflects just over the bar.

77'

Substitution

Wexford Sub - Dean Broaders replaces Patsy Malone.

77'
Willo mcDonagh has the ball in the net for Longford, but the flag is up and it won't count.

71'

GOAL!

Thomas Crawley scores for Longford Town. Crawley ran on to a header from Bermingham and drove under Doyle from close range.

65'
Aidan Collins' powerful header is excellently tipped over the bar by Wexford keeper Graham Doyle.

62'
Danny Furlong hits a very good shot but Craig Hyland was equal to it diving to his right to put it out for a corner.

55'
A phew moment for the Town here. Keeper Craig Hyland makes a bit of a hash of his clearance with Danny Furlong in a good position, the keeper dives to clear the ball away with his head.

52'
Colly James with a fantastic long-range effort for the home side that just goes wide. That goal has really given them a lift.

51'
Thomas Crawley is under a dropping ball at the back post and volleys first time towards goal. Doyle managed to palm it around his post and Willo McDonagh's header from the subsequent corner is headed off the line by CJ Browne.

47'

GOAL!

Karl Bermingham scores for Longford Town. Griffiths crossed from the right, Crawley headed back across goal, and Bermingham headed home form a couple of feet out.

46'

Substitution

Wexford Sub - CJ Browne replaces Brian Nolan at the break.

46'

Second Half

Wexford get us going for the second half. We're still looking for the opening goal here.

45' + 1'

Half Time

The first half ends with a Longford corner that comes to nothing, Keith Gillespie skying a shot from wide on the right after the ball had come back to him off a resolute Wexford defence.

44'
Another chance for Longford is smothered. Robert Bayly played Thomas Crawley through Wexford's off-side trap but Shane Clarke got across to cover really well for Wexford.

40'
Longford are on top here but haven't figured out how to turn their possession into goals.

34'
Tony Griffiths breaks through on the right but screws his low shot across goal and wide of the far post.

27'
Willo McDonagh had all the time in the world to pick his spot when right in front of goal but he weakly side-footed it into the keeper's hands.

18'
Joey Mulcahy whips in a few free-kick but Town keeper Craig Hyland is happy to let it go out for a goal-kick.

14'
Thomas Croke sets Glen Hawe away and he twists and turns to find spce before hooking his shot wide of Hyland's near post.

12'
We are still waiting for the first real moment of excitement here. Neither side has really established a rhythm. It's competitive and the football's not bad, but no-one has looked dangerous yet.

8'
No card for Colm James there, after he clattered into Wexford midfielder Paul Malone. Referee Kevin O'Regan looked to be reaching for a card but thought better of it. Good call.

6'
Credit to the very small band of supporters that travelled up from Wexford for this game. They've a drum with them so I'm sure they'll be making some noise. They've already given us a few songs.

5'
The early pressure is from Longford but Wexford have defended comfortably so far. Neither keeper has been tested, the closest we came to goalmouth drama being a Wexford free that was pucked high, high over Craig Hyland's bar.

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GAME ON!

Longford get us underway

0'
The teams are out on the pitch and we'll be off soon.

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Longford have Aidan Collins in defence tonight, alongside Willo McDonagh in the centre. Des Hope doesn't feature. Up front we expect Tony Griffiths to partner Thomas Crawley with Karl Bermingham playing in a more withdrawn midfield role.

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Wexford name only six subs for tonight's game. Their starting eleven has a familiar look with Furlong and Mulcahy up front and young Glen Hawe continuing his run in the first team.

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The teams are in now, we have them in the system too and you can view them at your leisure.

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I think the teams are coming up the steps now...

0'
Waterford United skipped over Longford into second place last night after they beat SD Galway 1-0 . And Limerick's 4-0 win over Mervue means that Longford absolutely need the three points tonight to keep themselves on the shirt-tails of the First Division leaders.

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The Extratime wagon has just pulled up at Flancare park on the Strokestown Road. It's a beautiful evening for football and we'll be bringing you all the goings on at tonight's game between Longford Town and Wexford Youths.



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Wexford



Longford Town
Craig Hyland
Goalkeeper
Aidan Collins
Defender
Michael Lee
Defender
William McDonagh
Defender
Mark Salmon
Defender
Colm James
Midfielder
Keith Gillespie
Midfielder
Karl Bermingham
47Scored: 47'
Midfielder
Robert Bayly
Midfielder
Tony Griffiths
Forward
Thomas Crawley
71Scored: 71'
Forward

Substitutes
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Jamie Duffy
Midfield
Chris Deans
Defender
Alan Kirby
Midfield
Darragh Reynor
Midfield
Austin Skelly
Forward
Craig Walsh
Midfield
Wexford
Graham Doyle
Goalkeeper
Shaun Corcoran
Defender
Shane Clarke
Defender
Jamie Carr
Defender
Brian Nolan
Defender
Aidan Keenan
Midfielder
Glen Hawe
Midfielder
Thomas Croke
Midfielder
Paul Malone
Midfielder
Danny Furlong
Forward
Joe Mulcahy
Forward

Substitutes
James Dermody
Defender
C.J. Browne
Defender
Dean Broaders
Midfield
Eric Molloy
Midfield
Caolan O'Gorman
Midfield
James Scallon
Defender