First
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 24, 2013
Venue: Fahy's Field
Att: 357

Paul Sinnott 44' -
Scored: 44'


Red: 53'
- William McDonagh 53'

Scored: 74'
- David O'Sullivan 74'

Scored: 76'
- David O'Neill 76'

Live Updates for Mervue United -v- Longford Town

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92'

O'Sullivan almost makes it 3-1 but just shoots wide of the far post as Longford break up field

90' + 3'

Yellow Card

Gavin Doyle is booked for Longford Town.

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

All Over as 10 man Longford come from behind to win 2-1 with two goals in 2 minutes

90' + 3'

3 minutes addittional play here

85'

Substitution

Josh O'Hanlon replaces Gary Shaw for Longford Town.

82'

Substitution

Gary Shanahan replaces Gary Kelly for Mervue United.

80'

Ten man Longford have turned this game around in two exciting minutes as O'Sullivan and sub O'Neill score and you have to say it was coming as Mervue were playing very deep with 11 men!

76'

Gary Shaw crosses from the right and sub David O'Neill heads unmarked past Gleeson 2-1 to the league leaders wiith two goals for 10 man Longford in 2 minutes

76'

GOAL!

David O'Neill scores for Longford Town.

74'

David O'Sullivan receives a Keith Quinn ball and turns on the edge of the box and fires into the bottom corner past Connor Gleeson, great strike and finish, 12 goals in 12 games for the striker

74'

GOAL!

David O'Sullivan scores for Longford Town.

70'

Substitution

Tom King replaces Brendan Lavelle for Mervue United.

69'

Daniel Purdy shoots over for Longford as Mervue have gone very defensive despite the visitors having only 10 men.

65'

Substitution

Gavin Doyle replaces Noel Haverty for Longford Town.

65'

Longford down to 9 here as Noel Haverty in off injured

61'

Substitution

David O'Neill replaces Keith Gillespie for Longford Town.

57'

Brendan Lavelle does well on left as he gets past Noel Haverty and shoots across Bennion and just inches past the far post, very unlucky but great play from the striker.

54'

McDonagh sent off for an elbow on Gary Kelly in the Mervue box it seems!

53'

Red Card

William McDonagh is sent off for Longford Town.

47'

A quick booking for goalscorer Paul Sinnott for a foul on Keith Gillespie

46'

Yellow Card

Paul Sinnott is booked for Mervue United.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Mervue United and Longford Town has started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

Half Time and the home side lead after Paul Sinnott's goal a minute before the break

44'

Sinnott gets in ahead off Haverty and shoots under Bennion for a perfectly timed lead a minute before the break

44'

GOAL!

Paul Sinnott scores for Mervue United.

43'

The sunny conditions here, still in a t-shirt here, have brought a decent crowd to Fahys Field

42'

Gary Shaw shoots wide as Longford push forward before the break

38'

Mervue down to 10 at the moment as Noel Varley receives treatement on sidelines for mouth injury

36'

Gillespie booking makes a 3rd for the visitors, for what we don't know?

35'

Yellow Card

Keith Gillespie is booked for Longford Town.

31'

McCarthy has the ball in the net from a Purdy ball for Longford but the offside flag is raised correctly, at the other end Lavelle forces another excellent save from Bennion as he concedes a corner after Manning's lovely ball played in his strike partner.

27'

Ryan Manning turns quickly on edge of the box and fires a half volley wide as the Mervue crowd had their hopes up as they usually are on target

25'

Not much happening here but after saying that something usually does, lets see!!

20'

Chris Bennion denies Jason Molloy as he pushes away the wingers brillantly struck effort after cutting in from the right, great save by Bennion. 

18'

Longford have had two booked already as Willo McDonagh took ryan manning out and David O'Sullivan was booked for an off the ball incident with Stephen Walshe

17'

Yellow Card

David O'Sullivan is booked for Longford Town.

14'

Yellow Card

William McDonagh is booked for Longford Town.

8'

At the other end Mervue's Brendan Lavelle heads badly over when Jason Molloy picked out the striker unmarked in the centre of the box after good work from Ryan manning set Molloy away on the right

7'

A great early chance for Longford as Gary Shaw misses the target  at the near post from Purdy left wing cross.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Mervue United and Longford Town has kicked off.

0'

Teams have retreated to the dressing rooms for a final chat and gee up by both managers before the real action begins. we await them back on the pitch in the glorious sunshine were has this evening come from!

0'

Both teams currently warming up in the bright sunshine here in Fahy's Field, Longford look as if they are going to play in their lovely yellow away strip to match the sunshine, Mervue will play in their normal home strip of claret and sky blue (not maroon as most reporters comment!!)

0'

This is Mervue defender Mike Elwood's last game before he jets off to the states for a job. Best of luck Mike from all at Mervue Utd and extratime.ie. Mike gets a glowing piece in tonights match programme from manager Johnny Glynn and has made 44 LOI appearances for the club in 4 years with the first team.

0'

Longford have named only 6 subs

0'

Johnny Glynn makes two changes as Joe Woods and Brendan Lavelle come in for Mike Elwood and Gary Shanahan from last week's starting 11 that lost narrowly to Finn Harps 

0'

Longford name an unchanged side as Tony Cousins sticks with the side taht hammered Cobh 5-1 in the City Calling Stadium last Saturday night.

0'

Welcome to a very sunny Fahy's Field, a great evening for a game here in Galway city, so if you around come on down for what promises to be a exciting game as goals in Mervue Utd v Longford normally go hand in hand remember this fixture last year - Mervue led 3-0 at the break and Longford ended up winning 5-4 with two late goals! Teams on the way, Terry Flaherty with your updates tonight



Photo Gallery for Mervue United -v- Longford Town



Mervue United
Connor Gleeson
Goalkeeper
Joe Woods
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Michael McSweeney
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Noel Varley
Midfielder
Paul Sinnott
44Scored: 44'
46Booked: 46'
Midfielder
Jason Molloy
Midfielder
Gary Kelly
82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Midfielder
Ryan Manning
Forward
Brendan Lavelle
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Forward

Substitutes
Gary Shanahan
82'
82Subbed On: 82'
Midfield
Brian O'Donoghue
Goalkeeper
Tom King
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Midfield
Ross Kenny
Defender
Kenny Farrell
Defender
Mike Elwood
Defender
Martin Conneely
Defender
Longford Town
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Noel Haverty
Defender 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Brian McCarthy
Defender
William McDonagh
Defender
14Booked: 14'
53Sent off: 53'
Willie Tyrell
Defender
Keith Gillespie
Midfielder
35Booked: 35'
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Daniel Purdy
Midfielder
Keith Quinn
Midfielder
Mark Salmon
Midfielder
David O'Sullivan
Forward
17Booked: 17'
74Scored: 74'
Gary Shaw
Forward 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'

Substitutes
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Gavin Doyle
Forward
65Subbed On: 65'
65'
90Booked: 90'
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Michael Isichei
Forward
Josh O'Hanlon
Forward
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
David O'Neill
Midfield
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
76Scored: 76'