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Date: 7:30 p.m. March 2, 2019
Venue: City Calling Stadium
Att: 676

Dean Byrne 62' -
Scored: 62'


Aaron Dobbs 83' -
Scored: 83'


Peter Hopkins 90' + 1' -
Scored: 90'


Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Drogheda United

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FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and Drogheda United.

90' + 1'

GOAL!

Peter Hopkins scores for Longford Town.

Hopkins scores to make it three as Jamie Doyle threads in the pacey winger. That's harsh on Drogheda 

90'

There will be five minutes of added time 

86'

Substitution

Peter Hopkins replaces Dean Byrne for Longford Town.

84'

Substitution

Jamie Doyle replaces Aaron Dobbs for Longford Town.

83'

GOAL!

Aaron Dobbs scores for Longford Town.

Dobbs gets his deserved goal with a diving header at the near post after a greta ball in from Elworthy on the right. 2-0 and that should be that! 

81'

Substitution

Shane Elworthy replaces Karl Chambers for Longford Town.

79'

SO CLOSE! O'Conor hits the side netting as Chambers is finished. His race is run 

77'

Chambers looks to be ok to continue 

75'

Karl Chambers is in trouble. Elworthy coming on to replace the right full 

73'

Substitution

Stephen Meaney replaces Adam Wixted for Drogheda United.

68'

Dobbs heads just over the bar from a Zambra delivery. Longford well on top now 

67'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Anto Breslin will take it.

67'

Yellow Card

James Brown is booked for Drogheda United.

66'

Yellow Card

Aodh Dervin is booked for Longford Town.

63'

Substitution

Luke Heeney replaces Mark Doyle for Drogheda United.

62'

GOAL!

Dean Byrne scores for Longford Town.

And we have a goal! Dean Byrne latches on to a stray ball from Mark Doyle to slot past Paul Skinner in the Drogheda goal. That came from nothing

61'

Yellow Card

Conor Kane is booked for Drogheda United.

57'

Close for Longford as Verdon knocks the ball back to Dobbs who can't score with Paul O'Conor lurking in the background as Drogs survvive, just about... 

55'

Dervin drags a shot well wide of Skinner's goal. Quiet enough here so far.... 

53'

Break in play as Skinner is attended to, should be ok to continue 

51'

Longford start the second half on the front foot but there's no real quality going forward. Same applies to Drogs  

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Second Half

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

45' + 1'

Half Time

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

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One minute of added time remains.... 

41'

Byrne shoots..... and puts it wide.... So, so close for the Dubliner 

38'

Longford break but Dobbs can't get on the end of Verdon's ball in.... 

35'

WHAT A SAVE!!!!!!!! Steacey once again saves from point blank range. Mark Hughes really should be scoring that... 

34'

Mark Doyle, with the goal at his mercy, really should have put Drogheda into the lead but Steacey saves again 

32'

Longford appear to have got through this storm as Dobbs and Byrne combine once more in the attacking third of the pitch 

30'

Drogheda doing all the pressing now..., Wixted has another corner

29'

Corner Kick

Drogheda United have won a corner kick. Sean Brennan will take it.

26'

Woods clears under pressure from Dobbs. 

Breslin's corner is dealt with easily enough in the end 

25'

The heavens have weel and truly opened here. Biblical stuff really 

22'

Dobbs goes close again as Byrne sends him in. Encouraging signs from the Byrne and Dobbs combo so far 

19'

And Longford eventually clear with thanks to the referee! 

19'

Drogheda on the attack...

18'

Luke Gallagher plays a brilliant ball in to Mark Doyle as Steacey deals with it. MArk Hughes then forces Steacey to tip his effort over the bar

15'

Aodh Dervin skies his effort well over the bar but his run was the main positive. Fantastic awareness from the 19 year old 

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Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Dean Zambra will take it.

13'

Yellow Card

Mark Doyle is booked for Drogheda United.

11'

Adam Wixted goes on a mazy run but he can't slot his effort past Steacey in the Longford goal. Poor enough effort in the end 

9'

Dean Zambra spraying the ball around well tonight for Longford. We're just waiting on one of those balls to connect 

5'

Good chance for Longford Town after Sam Verdon fed in Aaron Dobbs. Dobbs effort was dealt with low by Skinner in the Drogheda goal. Good chance foir De Town.

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Longford looking like their using a 4 2 3 1 while Drogheda are the same 

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GAME ON!

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

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Almost there..... 

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Longford Town have failed to win any of their first home league games of the season since 2013. That win came against Waterford United as David O’Sullivan’s winner in first half stoppage time sent the Longford support home happy.

Drogheda’s last win away to Longford was in 2013 in a 3-2 FAI Cup classic at the City Calling Stadium. Mick Cooke’s then managed Drogs eventually made the final of the FAI Cup that year before losing to Sligo Rovers in an unforgettable Aviva Stadium showdown.

Longford have plenty of ex-Drogheda United representation in their side with Conor Kenna, Shane Elworthy and Jamie Hollywood all formerly of the United Park outfit.

The Boynesiders on the other hand have two ex-Longford players. Paul Skinner and Mark Hughes were previously of the Red and Black of the Midlands in recent years.  

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Good evening all and welcome to Extratime.ie's coverage of Longford Town and Drogheda United at the City Calling Stadium. I'm Andrew Dempsey and you can get me at @AndrewDempsey98 on Twitter. 4 Changes from Longford and Drogheda are unchanged from last week



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Drogheda United



Longford Town
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Joseph Manley
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Anto Breslin
Defender
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin
66Booked: 66'
Midfielder
Karl Chambers
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
Sam Verdon
Forward
Aaron Dobbs
83Scored: 83'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Forward
Dean Byrne
62Scored: 62'
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Forward

Substitutes
Jack Menton
Goalkeeper
Michael McDonnell
Midfield
Peter Hopkins
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
90Scored: 90'
Midfield
Adam Evans
Forward
Shane Elworthy
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
Defender
Jamie Doyle
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Midfield
Sean Brennan
Midfield
Drogheda United
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
James Brown
Defender
67Booked: 67'
Conor Kane
Defender
61Booked: 61'
Luke McNally
Defender
Luke Gallagher
Midfielder
Sean Brennan
Midfielder
Mark Hughes
Midfielder
Adam Wixted
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Mark Doyle
Forward
13Booked: 13'
63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Thomas Byrne
Forward
Chris Lyons
Forward

Substitutes
Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
James Clarke
Forward
Janabi Amour
Unknown
Luke Heeney
Forward
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
Cian Kavanagh
Midfield
Stephen Meaney
Forward
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Sean Trimble
Defender