Playoff
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 25, 2013
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 999
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Daniel Purdy 29' -
Scored: 29'


David O'Sullivan 66' -
Scored: 66'


David O'Sullivan 102' -
Scored: 102'


David O'Sullivan 121' -
Shootout Peno Scored: 121'


Derek O'Brien 123' -
Shootout Peno Scored: 123'


Ryan Connolly 125' -
Shootout Peno Scored: 125'


Scored: 7'
- Jason Molloy 7'

Red: 80'
- Ryan Manning 80'

Shootout Peno Missed: 122'
- Jason Molloy 122'

Scored: 122'
- Paul Sinnott 122'

Shootout Peno Missed: 124'
- Stephen Walsh 124'

Shootout Peno Missed: 126'
- Barry O'Mahony 126'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Mervue United

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126'

MISSED SHOOTOUT PENO!

Barry O'Mahony missed a Shootout Penalty for Mervue United.

125'

SHOOTOUT PENALTY SCORED!

Ryan Connolly scored a Shootout Penalty for Longford Town.

124'

MISSED SHOOTOUT PENO!

Stephen Walsh missed a Shootout Penalty for Mervue United.

123'

SHOOTOUT PENALTY SCORED!

Derek O'Brien scored a Shootout Penalty for Longford Town.

122'

MISSED SHOOTOUT PENO!

Jason Molloy missed a Shootout Penalty for Mervue United.

121'

SHOOTOUT PENALTY SCORED!

David O'Sullivan scored a Shootout Penalty for Longford Town.

120' + 2'

Paul Sinnot Shoots home into the bottom corner to make it 3-2, peno's await all over, last kick off the game!!

120' + 2'

GOAL!

Paul Sinnott scores for Mervue United.

120'

Extra time up here with just 2 mins addittional

116'

Conor O'Malley saves from Derek O'Brien after the winger did brilliantly on left cutting in past defenders on the endline and almost getting in.

115'

Stephen walsh back up front for Mervue as they push forward to grab a goal, Jason Molloy shoots wide when the ball dropped to him just outside the box.

114'

Tom King does brilliantly into the box but Chris Deans blocks again and Barry O'Mahony fires the loose ball wide. Mervue still not giving up

110'

Great cross field ball from Ryan Connolly picks out an unmarked Derek O'Brien but he puts his effort straight at Conor O'Malley as Longford counter.

109'

Unmarked sub Benny Lavelle heads Mervue corner over.

108'

Tom King plays great ball to Alex Lee in the box but he slips at a vital moment and Chris Deans blocks, great chance for Mervue to make it 3-2.

107'

Half time in 1st half of ET

107'

Jason Molloy freekick saved by Chris Bennion, kept it on target but keeper was comfortable with the catch.

107'

Yellow Card

Gavin Doyle is booked for Longford Town.

105'

Substitution

Brendan Lavelle replaces Michael Duffy for Mervue United.

102'

GOAL!

David O'Sullivan scores for Longford Town. O'Sullivan heads home a right wing corner from Ryan Connolly to make it 3-1

100'

Game has been very scrappy in extra time so far with neither side showing much apart from Gary Shanahan's effort

95'

Yellow Card

Josh O'Hanlon is booked for Longford Town.

93'

Substitution

Gavin Doyle replaces Rhys Gorman for Longford Town.

91'

Gary Shanahan shoots on target but Chris Bennion pushes his well struck effort away as Mervue are still not out of this despite being down to ten men.

Full Time AET

Longford Town 2 - 1 Mervue United
90' + 3' - Full Time AET -

The game has ended with now extratime between Longford Town and Mervue United.

90' + 1'

3 mins injury time here

90'

Yellow Card

Derek O'Brien is booked for Longford Town.

86'

Substitution

Alex Lee replaces Noel Varley for Mervue United.

84'

Another deep Longford corner into 6 yard box sees Des Hope head off the crossbar almost 3-1 to the home side.

82'

Great Noel Varley ball sets Tom King away down the right he cuts back to Gary Shanahan who sees his shot blocked by Chris Deans on the line and Barry O'Mahony heads the loose ball wide, great chance again for visitors.

80'

Second Yellow & Red Card

Ryan Manning receives a second yellow card and is sent off for Mervue United.

77'

Barry O'Mahony plays a lovely ball through for Manning but he is offside and he stands up and doesnt get involved and Gary Shanahan runs onto it and sees his shot saves by Chris Bennion for a corner, great chance for Mervue and good play by officials.

72'

Mervue get forward and Gary Shanahan shoots badly wide

70'

Another Longford ball causes more chaos in the visitors box with blocks by the home defence keeping their goal intact as the home side certainly are well on top now.

67'

Substitution

Josh O'Hanlon replaces Gary Shaw for Longford Town.

66'

GOAL!

David O'Sullivan scores for Longford Town. Longford corner into the six yard box bundled home by David O'Sullivan 2-1 and all square over the two legs 2-2.

63'

Substitution

Derek O'Brien replaces Dean Ebbe for Longford Town.

62'

Longford corner causes chaos in the Mervue box and finally Daniel Purdy's low effort skims past the butt of the post, almost 2-1.

60'

Daniel Purdy curls another effort well wide as Longford attack

55'

Paul Sinnott does brilliantly blocking Dean Ebbe effort inside the box, while Mervue countered with Jason Molloy who picks out an unmarked Gary Shanahan but he heads weakly into the ground as Chris Bennion collects easily, great opportunity for Mervue.

53'

Stephen Walsh has reverted back to centre half for Mervue with Mike Duffy going up alongside Ryan Manning after Martin Conneely's retirement through injury.

52'

Substitution

Michael Duffy replaces Martin Conneely for Mervue United.

51'

Ryan Connolly unleashes a cracking strike from 25 yards which just whistles past O'Malley's post

50'

Yellow Card

Stephen Walsh is booked for Mervue United.

48'

Attendance here tonight is 999, just one shy of the 1,000 figure!

47'

David O'Sullivan makes space and shoots well over as Longford press early in the half.

46'

Second Half

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

45' + 2'

Half Time

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

45' + 1'

Yellow Card

Keith Quinn is booked for Longford Town.

45' + 1'

One minute addittional play here this half has flew by.

44'

Great ball by Noel Varley gets Stephen Walsh in but he scuffs his shot wide, great chance for 2-1.

43'

Daniel Purdy tests Conor O'Malley again with the keeper palming his effort away for another corner which Noel Haverty heads wide.

41'

Chris Bennion collects a Noel Varley shot after more Mervue pressure. Longford counter again and Dean Ebbe's shot is deflected away for a corner which O'Malley punches clear.

40'

Mervue press again with some good passing but ends with Stephen walsh heading well wide from Jason Molloy cross.

37'

Dean Ebbe pulls a very dangerous ball across the Mervue six yard box but Gary Shaw fails to connect and turn it home as Tom King clears the danger in the end.

30'

Ryan Connolly passes out wide to Daniel Purdy and he cuts inside Tom King and unleashes a cracking strike into the far corner past Conor O'Malley, 1-1.

29'

GOAL!

Daniel Purdy scores for Longford Town.

26'

Ryan Manning shows good feet to get around the Longford defence in the box but runs out of space as the ball goes over the endline.

24'

The game started in dry conditions but that has changed now as the rain has poured down making the surface very slippery

23'

Ryan Manning sets up Gary Shanahan but Chris Bennion saves well

22'

Dean Ebbe misses a good chance for Longford at the back post as he mis kicks from close range and just now Conor O'Malley denies Ryan Connolly with an excellent save down low as Mervue clear the loose ball.

21'

Yellow Card

Ryan Manning is booked for Mervue United.

18'

Good passing Mervue move sees Tom King cross into the box to Gary Shanahan but the balls gets stuck under his feet with the chance loss. Longford counter and Ryan Connolly shoots badly off target as the ball doent even go wide.

9'

All action here as Mervue keeper Conor O'Malley handles outside the box on the left hand side but referee Kevin O'Regan shows him a yellow card and awards Longford a free-kick which is headed over O'Malley's crossbar.

8'

Yellow Card

Conor O'Malley is booked for Mervue United.

7'

Ryan Manning was fouled by Chris Deans just outside the box and Jason Molloy steps up and smashes the ball into the top corner for another cracking goal.

7'

GOAL!

Jason Molloy scores for Mervue United.

6'

Yellow Card

Chris Deans is booked for Longford Town.

4'

First corner to home side but Noel Varley powerfully heads the delivery from Daniel Purdy

1'

Mervue show their intentions straight away as Tom King finds Gary Shanahan and he shoots just wide at the front post.

0'

GAME ON!

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

0'

Teams have arrived back on the pitch so we are nearly ready for kick-off

0'

We still await the teams here as the Section O lads warm up on the far side

0'

Both teams have completed their pre match warm ups and returned to the dressing rooms for a final gee up by Tony Cousins and Johnny Glynn. 10 mins to kick off and a good crowd in already and the cars are still streaming in out on the road, big night ahead.

0'

Mervue are also unbeaten at City Calling Stadium this season after a 1-1 draw back in April, a 3-1 win in July and are also chasing a fourth straight victory over Longford this evening.

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Mervue hold the upper hand in meetings this season between the two sides having won the last three, while Longford won 2-1 at Fahy’s Field in May and the first meeting of the season ended in 1-1 draw here in Longford. Longford though did win all four meetings in 2012 and who could forget that classic 5-4 win at Fahy’s Field having trailed 3-0 at the break.

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Mervue go looking for an eighth straight win this evenings and have only conceded a single goal (v Wexford Youths 4-1) in that excellent run, easily the club’s best ever winning sequence since joining the LOI. They certainly have been the form team in the First Division for the past 2 months.

0'

Longford come into the game having won their last four home league games and have suffered only three defeats at the City Calling Stadium all season, one of those was a 3-1 loss to Mervue back in July.

0'

Get Lucky blasting out over the PA here as the crowds rolls in, both sides will be hoping to get some luck tonight as they hope to be involved in next Monday's Promotion Play-off with the 11th placed Premier Division team.

0'

Tony Cousins also makes two changes from last week defeat at Fahy’s Field as Dean Ebbe and Rhys Gorman start with Derek O’Brien dropping to the bench and Corrie Treacy suspended following his red card last week in Galway.

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Johnny Glynn makes two changes from last week’s first leg win with Martin Conneely returning from injury and Noel Varley starting in midfield with Michael Duffy dropping to the bench and Gary Curran out injured. Stephen Walsh will start up front for Mervue having played at centre back last week in Fahy’s Field.

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Welcome to the City Calling Stadium for tonight’s second leg of the First Division play-off with Longford Town hosting Mervue Utd, who take a one goal advantage into this game following last Friday’s first leg 1-0 win courtesy of Jason Molloy’s cracking strike. Terry Flaherty with your updates this evening.



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Mervue United



Longford Town
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Chris Deans
6Booked: 6'
Defender
Noel Haverty
Defender
Des Hope
Defender
Keith Quinn
45Booked: 45'
Defender
Ryan Connolly
Midfielder
Dean Ebbe
63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Midfielder
Rhys Gorman
93'
93Subbed Off: 93'
Midfielder
Daniel Purdy
29Scored: 29'
Midfielder
David O'Sullivan
66Scored: 66'
102Scored: 102'
Forward
Gary Shaw
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Forward

Substitutes
Gavin Doyle
93'
93Subbed On: 93'
107Booked: 107'
Forward
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Brian McCarthy
Defender
Derek O'Brien
63'
63Subbed On: 63'
90Booked: 90'
Midfield
Glen O'Connor
Defender
Josh O'Hanlon
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
95Booked: 95'
Forward
David O'Neill
Midfield
Mervue United
Conor O'Malley
Goalkeeper
8Booked: 8'
Martin Conneely
Defender 52'
52Subbed Off: 52'
Tom King
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Paul Sinnott
Defender
122Scored: 122'
Jason Molloy
Midfielder
7Scored: 7'
Barry O'Mahony
Midfielder
Gary Shanahan
Midfielder
Noel Varley
Midfielder 86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Ryan Manning
Forward
21Booked: 21'
80Booked: 80'
80Sent off: 80'
Stephen Walsh
Forward
50Booked: 50'

Substitutes
Michael Duffy
Forward
52Subbed On: 52'
52'
Mike Elwood
Defender 105'
105Subbed Off: 105'
Connor Gleeson
Goalkeeper
Ross Kenny
Defender
Brendan Lavelle
Forward
105Subbed On: 105'
105'
Alex Lee
Midfield
86Subbed On: 86'
86'
Joe Woods
Defender