Playoff
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 18, 2013
Venue: Fahy's Field
Att: 607
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Jason Molloy 14' -
Scored: 14'


Red: 26'
- Corie Tracey 26'

Live Updates for Mervue United -v- Longford Town

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FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Mervue United and Longford Town.

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Manning sets up Gary Curran but he shoots straight at Bennion

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4 mins addittional play here

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Gary Shaw heads against the crossbar from a late Ryan connolly free-kick

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Ryan Manning hits the side netting following a second Mervue corner

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Bennion saves again from sub Benny Lavelle after Ryan Manning put him through, ball squirmed away for a corner.

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Substitution

Joe Woods replaces Jason Molloy for Mervue United.

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Substitution

Josh O'Hanlon replaces David O'Sullivan for Longford Town.

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Tom King and Gary Shanahan threaten again but Bennion collects the ball at King's feet

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Substitution

Gavin Doyle replaces Daniel Purdy for Longford Town.

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Marc Ludden finds Ryan Manning and his shot is cleared off the line by Glen O'Connor, nearly 2-0 to the hosts

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Chris Deans cuts out a ball from Ryan Manning who tried to pick out Jason molloy

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Ryan Manning makes space and shoots but Chris Bennion saves comfortably

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Substitution

Brendan Lavelle replaces Michael Duffy for Mervue United.

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David O'Sullivan bursts into the box and shoots just past the near post, great chance for 1-1

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Tonight's attendence is a healthy 607, biggest of the season at Fahy's Field

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Yellow Card

Keith Quinn is booked for Longford Town.

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Chris Deans hacks a ball away for corner, thought it was in over Bennion, and then Gary Shanahan heads over in front of goals from Ryan Mannning's corner.

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Home side threaten again down the right with a quick counter involving Tom King and Gary Shanahan but Des Hope clears King's dangerous ball into the box

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Mervue threaten at the other end as Tom King, Gary Curran combine and Mike Duffy finally sees Chris Bennion saves at close range.

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David O'Sullivan does brilliantly waltzing past two defenders before advancing into the box but Conor O'Malley matches his run with an equally good save for a corner, which the keepers punches clear when delivered.

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Ryan Connolly freekick almost finds Noel Haverty at the back post but he can't get the required touch to divert it into the net past Conor O'Malley.

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Yellow Card

Jason Molloy is booked for Mervue United.

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Substitution

Glen O'Connor replaces Derek O'Brien for Longford Town.

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Second Half

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

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Half Time

It is half-time between Mervue United and Longford Town.

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3 minutes injury time here at end of the opening half

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Mervue still pressing for a second but cannot find taht final ball as Bennion advances to collect as Manning tries to get Molloy in.

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Chris Bennion races from his line to clear as Gary Shanahan races after a through ball

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Gary Shanahan hits the side netting after another good Mervue move saw Ryan Manning's shot blocked in the box with the ball falling to the winger but he couldnt hit the target.

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Corie Treacy also saw red here 3 weeks in the 1-0 league defeat

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Great crowd here, biggest of the season, and they have got good entertainment so far, with a cracker of a goal from Jason Molloy and a red card

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Marc Ludden long throw into the box reaches Gary Shanahan but Bennion saves down low from close range almost 2-0.

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Red Card

Corie Tracey is sent off for Longford Town. A lunging tackle on Mike Duffy sees ref Keith Callanan branish a straight red to Treacy. Longford now down to ten.

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Ryan Connolly cuts in from the left and cracks an effort off the under side of the crossbar as Longford finally show some threat. Almost 1-1.

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A cracking curling strike from 25 yards goes straight into the top corner as the host take a deserved early lead

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GOAL!

Jason Molloy scores for Mervue United.

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Brilliant Ryan Manning ball puts Mike Duffy away on goals but he shoots straight at the advancing Chris Bennion, great chance to take the lead.

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Gary Shanahan strikes the Longford crossbar after Corie Treacy gave the ball away just outside the box, strong start from the home side.

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GAME ON!

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

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Late change in the Longford team as Rhys Gorman has failed a late late fitness test and Derek O'Brien now starts in his place. Michael Isichei is now added to Longford subs.

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The Longford supporters are in full voice already and it is still dry at the ground so if you are in Galway come on down for what promises to be a cracking game.

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20 minutes from kick-off teams still going through their warm ups and a major Longford contingent has arrived with flags and drums, fair play, and now the singing has started as well. Looks like there is going to be a good atmosphere here at Fahy's Field tonight. 

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Mervue go looking for a seventh straight win this evenings and have only conceded a single goal (last week v Wexford) in that amazing six game winning run that secured them tonight’s play-off.

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Longford come into the game having won four of their last five league games, the only defeat was here at Fahy's Field back at the end of September when Michael Duffy’s goal won it for tonight’s hosts.

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Tony Cousins makes only one change from last week’s midlands derby win over Athlone Town as captain Corie Treacy returns from suspension and Derek O’Brien misses out dropping to the bench.

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Mervue manager Johnny Glynn makes only two changes from last week’s 4-1 away win over Wexford Youths as Michael Duffy comes in for the injured Martin Conneely who misses out with a thigh strain while Jason Molloy returns from susupension with Joe Woods dropping to the bench. Stephen Walsh will revert to centre back with Duffy starting up front.

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Teams just out warming up ahead of tonight's big game, teams on the way, 4th official Conor Fitzgerald has been very efficent with teamsheets this evening as we have both.

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Welcome to Fahy’s Field for tonight’s First Division play-off game as Mervue Utd host Longford Town in the first leg at the east Galway City venue. Currently dry at the ground and it has been for a while now so lets hope the rain stays away for the game. Terry Flaherty with your updates this evening.



Photo Gallery for Mervue United -v- Longford Town



Mervue United
Conor O'Malley
Goalkeeper
Tom King
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Gary Curran
Midfielder
Jason Molloy
14Scored: 14'
47Booked: 47'
83'
83Subbed Off: 83'
Midfielder
Barry O'Mahony
Midfielder
Gary Shanahan
Midfielder
Michael Duffy
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Forward
Ryan Manning
Forward

Substitutes
Mike Elwood
Defender
Ger Hanley
Goalkeeper
Gary Kelly
Midfield
Ross Kenny
Defender
Brendan Lavelle
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Forward
Noel Varley
Midfield
Joe Woods
83'
83Subbed On: 83'
Defender
Longford Town
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Des Hope
Defender
Noel Haverty
Defender
Rhys Gorman
Defender
Chris Deans
Defender
Corie Tracey
Defender
26Sent off: 26'
Keith Quinn
Midfielder
60Booked: 60'
Daniel Purdy
Midfielder 77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Derek O'Brien
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Ryan Connolly
Midfielder
Gary Shaw
Forward
David O'Sullivan
Forward 81'
81Subbed Off: 81'

Substitutes
Josh O'Hanlon
Forward
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Glen O'Connor
Defender
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Brian McCarthy
Defender
Michael Isichei
Forward
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Dean Ebbe
Forward
Gavin Doyle
Forward
77Subbed On: 77'
77'