First
Date: 7:30 p.m. April 20, 2013
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 547

Noel Haverty 84' -
Scored: 84'


David O'Sullivan 86' -
Scored: 86'


Scored: 90'
- Ian Sweeney 90'

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

All over here and it's Longford who have the bragging rights after this El Clasico win.

90' + 3'

Paul Skinner does well to save from Josh O'Hanlon.

90'

GOAL!

And out of nothing Athlone pull a goal back, Ian Sweeney with the finish.

87'

Substitution

Neil Harney replaces Niall Scullion for Athlone Town.

86'

GOAL!

David O'Sullivan doubles Longford's advantage with his 8th goal in 7 games. Sorry for slow updating but internet problems. Typical!

84'

GOAL!

Keith Quinn's corner is finished to the net by Noel Haverty, with a little touch from an Athlone defender. 

82'

Substitution

Athlone make a change and it's met with a loud applause for their supporters; Noel McGee on for Philip Gorman.

80'

Into the final 10 now. Will we have a dramatic conclusion to this poor game.

77'

Story of the game so far is the poor finishing and Paul Skinner's two terrific saves to deny Gary Shaw in each half.

73'

Longford come very close to breaking the deadlock; Quinn wiith the cross but David O'Sullivan's header goes agonisingly wide.

72'

Substitution

Longford make their final change; Daniel Purdy on for Etanda Nkololo.

68'

Longford force another corner; Quinn with the delivery but Willo McDonagh heads it straight at Skinner.

65'

Substitution

Longford make a change. That was to be Gary Shaw's last action of the game because he has been replaced by youngster Josh O'Hanlon.

64'

Another excellent save from Paul Skinner to deny Gary Shaw again. Keith Quinn put in a pinpoint cross that met the head of Shaw but Skinner superbly tipped it over the bar. 

60'

Ian Sweeney with a shot that Bennion does well to save. 

58'

Substitution

Longford make their first change; Gavin Doyle replaces David O'Neill.

57'

Longford have the first chance of this half but Nkololo dragged his shot wide.

55'

Athlone played some nice football before the break and they've started the second-half well.

52'

Both sides have had decent chances in this game but the finishing has been terrible. 

51'

Substitution

Athlone make their first change; Niall Lanigan on for Broughall.

46'

Second Half

The visitors get the second half underway. 

45' + 1'

Half Time

All square at the break.

44'

Chris Bennion had to be alert to save Ryan Coombes' snapshot. Then he follows up with save to deny Garbhan Coughlan.

43'

Gary Shaw forces Paul Skinner into making an excellent save. His effort looked as if it was going in.

42'

Nkololo with the ball into O'Sullvian but his shot was blocked by Niall Scullion - good defending.

36'

Down the other end David O'Neill's strike is deflected out for a corner. 

35'

An unmarked Ryan Coombes' has a shot but his effort is blocked down.

34'

Etanda Nkololo takes the corner but it's cleared. 

33'

Keith Quinn's effort is deflected out for a corner by Niall Sculion.

28'

David O'Sullivan plays the ball out wide to Etanda Nkololo before getting in a good position but the winger blasts the ball not just over the bar but over the wall and into the car-park.

26'

Absolutely nothing to report here. It has been very poor so far.

21'

This game is extremely scrappy. Though El Clasico games over the past number of years have been poor in quality. 

19'

Niall Scullion decides to try his luck but doesn't manage to trouble Bennion.

12'

And with that Athlone have a chance; Keith Quinn loses possession to Ian Sweeney who plays in Philip Gorman but his effort lacks power and Chris Bennion is able to get down to it.

11'

It has been all Longford so far in this game. 

10'

Yellow Card

The first yellow of the game goes to Athlone's Mark Hughes.

9'

O'Sullivan lays the ball off to David O'Neill but his shot was well blocked down by Ryan Coombes.

5'

Athlone keeper Paul Skinner had to be alert to save at the feet of O'Sullivan. The impressive Wickow man has scored seven goals in six games this season.

4'

Longford have the first chance of the game; David O'Sullivan heads over. That was after they'd forced two corners.

3'

As well as the battle on the pitch there seems to be a battle off it with a sing-off between Section O and the travelling Athlone supporters.

1'

GAME ON!

Longford Town get the game underway.



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Athlone Town



Longford Town
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Willie Tyrell
Defender
William McDonagh
Defender
Brian McCarthy
Defender
Noel Haverty
84Scored: 84'
Defender
Mark Salmon
Midfielder
Keith Quinn
Midfielder
David O'Neill
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Midfielder
Etanda Nkololo
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Midfielder
Gary Shaw
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Forward
David O'Sullivan
86Scored: 86'
Forward

Substitutes
Daniel Purdy
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Forward
Josh O'Hanlon
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Forward
Michael Isichei
Forward
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Gavin Doyle
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Forward
Chris Deans
Defender
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Athlone Town
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Niall Scullion
Defender 87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Conor McMahon
Defender
Robbie Clarke
Defender
Barry Clancy
Defender
Ian Sweeney
Midfielder
90Scored: 90'
Mark Hughes
Midfielder
10Booked: 10'
Ryan Coombes
Midfielder
Garvan Broughall
Midfielder 51'
51Subbed Off: 51'
Philip Gorman
Forward 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Garbhan Coughlan
Forward

Substitutes
Craig Sexton
Manager
Toyeeb Mustapha
Midfield
Noel McGee
Forward
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Niall Lanigan
Midfield
51Subbed On: 51'
51'
Jonathan Kelty
Midfield
Neil Harney
Defender
87Subbed On: 87'
87'
Lee Dixon
Midfield