First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 21, 2012
Venue:
Att: 567

Sean Maguire 51' -
Scored: 51'


Peter Keegan 66' -
Scored: 66'


Sean Maguire 74' -
Scored: 74'


Sean Maguire 89' -
Peno Scored: 89'


Scored: 20'
- Thomas Crawley 20'

Red: 56'
- William McDonagh 56'

Red: 59'
- Austin Skelly 59'

Scored: 69'
- Tony Griffiths 69'

Live Updates for Waterford -v- Longford Town

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94'

FULL TIME!

All over here and it's a massive win for Waterford who leapfrog Longford to go into second spot in the table.

92'

Substitution

Waterford Sub - Willie John Kiely is on for Sean Maguire.

91'

Substitution

Waterford Sub - David Breen replaces Stephen Mulcahy.

89'

PENALTY SCORED!

And Sean Maguire gets the hat-trick his performance deserved. The striker was taken down by Town defender Mike Lee. He dusted himself down and dispatched it past Craig Hyland.

85'

Yellow Card

Gary Dempsey is booked for Waterford United.

84'

Substitution

Longford make their final change - Daragh Reynor comes on for Aidan Collins.

83'
Sean Maguire is going in search of his hat-trick but his shot just goes over the bar.

82'

Yellow Card

Stephen Mulcahy is booked for Waterford United.

77'

Yellow Card

Mark Salmon is booked for Longford Town.

77'

Substitution

Another change for Longford - former Blues player Alan Kirby is on for Keith Gillespie.

74'

GOAL!

The game has swung back in Waterford's favour with that guy Sean Maguire grabbing his second of the game after receiving the ball from Peter Higgins. We can't take our eyes off the action here.

72'
This is a very entertaining game; real end to end stuff.

69'

GOAL!

A free from Tony Griffiths levels things here for the second time. It's his first goal for Longford.

66'

GOAL!

And it's the home side who are now in front; Paul Phelan with the cross and Peter Keegan with the finish. This game has turned around in the early stages of this half.

62'

Substitution

Longford Sub - Chris Deans comes on for Robert Bayly.

59'

Red Card

And to the Longford Town's bench's amazement substitute Austin Skelly has been shown a red card by referee Keith Callanan. The Cork whistler seems to have a habit of flashing red cards whenever he referees Town games.

56'

Red Card

Town defender Willo McDonagh is shown a straight red for a late and rash challenge on goalscorer Sean Maguire.

51'

GOAL!

And it's level here; Town keeper Craig Hyland completely fluffed clearing Dylan Mernagh's long-ball, Sean Maguire raced in to make it 1-1.

46'

Second Half

And the visitors get the second half underway.

45' + 1'

Half Time

Half-time here and it's Town who lead going in at the break.

45'
One minute additional time to be playef here.

45'
Karl Bermingham wastes a great chance to double his side's advantage

45'
Karl Bermingham wastes a great chance to double his side's advantage

45'
One minute additional time to be played here.

43'
The game has faded a little here. We had quite a lively opening half with chances from both sides. Town putting one away.

41'
Thomas Crawley finds the back of the net again but his effort is ruled out for offside.

32'
Things at the top of the First Division couldn't be tighter. At the start of the night Limerick were ahead by 3pts with a superior goal difference, Town in 2nd and Waterford just one point behind Town in 3rd. It's still very much all to play for.

30'
I have to say it's been a decent game so far.

24'
Sean Maguire turns provider for Peter Keegan but Craig Hyland gets down to save.

22'
Sorry for not updating the goal earlier but was doing a radio update when Crawley scored. Great way to celebrate his 21st birthday. An ideal birthday present for him though would be to come away with the 3 pts.

20'

GOAL!

And Town have broken the deadlock here; Thomas Crawley with a cracking shot from just outside the box.

16'
A snapshot from Tony Griffiths just floats over.

12'
Sean Maguire with a great opportunity but Town keeper Craig Hyland does very well to come out & save with his feet.

11'
Gary Dempsey's free just goes narrowly wide.

6'
Town have another chance; Keith Gillespie's corner from the left was headed over by birthday boy Thomas Crawley.

2'
And it's Longford who've had the first chance on goal here; former Blues player Karl Bermingham really should've done better with his effort.

1'

GAME ON!

It's the home side who get the game underway.

0'
Just a few minutes to go 'til kick-off here and the teams are on the pitch. Sandstorm by Darude is blaring. It's getting me more in the mood for clubbing not for a game of football..

0'
Welcome to the RSC for this evening's massive game between 3rd & 2nd. Teams are in the system. Waterford have a few changes from their last game while Town are unchanged.



Photo Gallery for Waterford -v- Longford Town



Waterford
Packie Holden
Goalkeeper
Dylan Mernagh
Defender
Seamus Long
Defender
John Frost
Defender
Craig Burns
Defender
Stephen Mulcahy
82Booked: 82'
Midfielder
Peter Higgins
Midfielder
Gary Dempsey
85Booked: 85'
Midfielder
Paul Phelan
Midfielder
Sean Maguire
51Scored: 51'
74Scored: 74'
89Peno: 89'
Forward
Peter Keegan
66Scored: 66'
Forward

Substitutes
Aidan McGrath
Midfield
Willie John Kiely
Forward
Robert Hughes
Goalkeeper
Jamie Cross
Defender
Conor Coad
Midfield
David Breen
Defender
Ben Ryan
Forward
Longford Town
Craig Hyland
Goalkeeper
Mark Salmon
Defender
77Booked: 77'
William McDonagh
Defender
56Sent off: 56'
Michael Lee
Defender
Aidan Collins
Defender
Colm James
Midfielder
Tony Griffiths
Midfielder
69Scored: 69'
Keith Gillespie
Midfielder
Thomas Crawley
Midfielder
20Scored: 20'
Robert Bayly
Midfielder
Karl Bermingham
Forward

Substitutes
Craig Walsh
Midfield
Austin Skelly
Forward
59Sent off: 59'
Darragh Reynor
Midfield
Alan Kirby
Midfield
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Jamie Duffy
Midfield
Chris Deans
Defender