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Date: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2019
Venue: City Calling Stadium

Scored: 19'
- Denzil Fernandes 19'

Scored: 58'
- Greg Moorhouse 58'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Shelbourne

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90' + 7'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and Shelbourne.

90' + 4'

Yellow Card

Lorcan Fitzgerald is booked for Shelbourne.

90' + 3'

Free Kick

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

90'

There will be five minutes of added time...

90'

Corner Kick

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

89'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Aodh Dervin will take it.

87'

Yellow Card

Darragh Noone is booked for Shelbourne.

85'

Yellow Card

Sean Boyd is booked for Longford Town.

85'

While Shels were in a similar position last week, they do not look like losing this one at all... This has been bad for Longford this evening

83'

Yellow Card

Luke Byrne is booked for Shelbourne.

82'

Time is dying out here. Weren't Shels in the same position last week? 

80'

Corner Kick

Longford Town have won a corner kick. Dean Byrne will take it.

78'

Corner Kick

Shelbourne have won a corner kick. Lorcan Fitzgerald will take it.

77'

Substitution

Jack Doherty replaces Dylan Grimes for Longford Town.

75'

Substitution

Darragh Noone replaces Denzil Fernandes for Shelbourne.

73'

Longford Town go close again through Conor Kenna's header but Sean Boyd can't get on the end of the flick-on as the ball goes wide. Time is running out for De Town.... 

70'

Free Kick

Longford Town have won a free kick. Dylan Grimes will take it.

69'

Corner Kick

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

68'

Longford are lacking any sort of an attacking game plan. The first goal was always going to be crucial, and that it has proved....

64'

Substitution

Aaron Dobbs replaces Sam Verdon for Longford Town.

62'

Shane Elworthy with a great chance at the back post but his effort is too weak to trouble Colin McCabe. Great chance for the hosts...

62'

Substitution

Sean Quinn replaces Ryan Brennan for Shelbourne.

58'

GOAL!

Greg Moorhouse scores for Shelbourne.

Straight off the training ground for Shelbourne as Moorehouse pokes home at the near post. Luke Byrne's searching free kick down the right finds Fernandes who finds Moorehouse at the near post. Possibly his first touch. It is over I would think....

57'

Substitution

Greg Moorhouse replaces Ciarán Kilduff for Shelbourne.

56'

Corner Kick

Longford Town have won a corner kick. Dylan Grimes will take it.

54'

Not much to report on over the past few minutes... Longford are looking a bit better this half now

51'

That could have been that... Ciaran Kilduff with an excellent take, laying the ball off to Karl Moore but Moore fires wide. What a chance for the Reds! 

50'

Shelbourne have done a good job on simmering Longford's threat down so far. A big reaction is needed from the hosts in the remaining 40 minutes or so...

46'

Second Half

The second half between Longford Town and Shelbourne has started.

45' + 3'

Half Time

It is half-time between Longford Town and Shelbourne.

45' + 2'

Corner Kick

Shelbourne have won a corner kick. Lorcan Fitzgerald will take it.

45' + 2'

Corner Kick

Shelbourne have won a corner kick. Lorcan Fitzgerald will take it.

45' + 1'

Corner Kick

Shelbourne have won a corner kick. Lorcan Fitzgerald will take it.

45'

There will be two added minutes...

45'

Dean Byrne gets free for the first time, forcing a good save from Colin McCabe. McCabe was always saving that one...

43'

Longford are camped in their own half as Shelbourne push forward once more. Have they learned their lesson from last week? It appears so...

40'

Free Kick

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

37'

Corner Kick

Shelbourne have won a corner kick. Lorcan Fitzgerald will take it.

35'

Yellow Card

Aodh Dervin is booked for Longford Town.

34'

Longford Town have started to slowly spray the ball around the middle thirds. Grimes has grown in influence here in the past five minutes or so

31'

Longford Town have really struggled for space in the middle thirds. Oscar Brennan will be delighted with the dirty work he has done so far... 

27'

Shane Farrell is causing no ends of problems for Longford this evening as the Reds almost grab a second. He shoots iinto the ground with Kilduff lurking but Steacy claims

23'

Very poor few minutes from the hosts who have been a little knocked back by that goal. Neale Fenn has his work cut out here...

19'

GOAL!

Denzil Fernandes scores for Shelbourne.

Fernandes takes the lead for the vistors as he rounds Steacy to send the away support into raptures. Shane Farrell sent in the winger with a lovely through ball and it is Shelbourne who take a one-nil lead. That could be huge in terms of the title race! 

17'

Shelbourne have pressed well so far this evening. Longford are probably a tad too condensed in the middle of the park.. Long way to go yet...

14'

Ooof.. Longford Town almost take the lead as Colin McCabe is forced to tip a Sean Boyd header over the bar. Longford are growing into this one now....

14'

Free Kick

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

11'

Mick McDonnell with a huge tackle on Shane Farrell after he looked set to be bearing down on goal. Dylan Grimes then shoots well over seconds later... Still 0-0 here in the Midlands

8'

Corner Kick

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

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The Reds have started the better here. Both sides are really up for this, why shouldn''t they be though...

3'

Brilliant crowd here at Cty Calling Stadium this eveing for what feels like a cup final. Shelbourne have brough a uge travelling contingent... Cagey start it must be said

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GAME ON!

The game between Longford Town and Shelbourne has kicked off.

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Longford Town have only ever fallen to defeat once at home this season, slipping to defeat at home to Pat Devlin’s Cabinteely back in May. First Division top scorer Rob Manley grabbed a late winner on that occasion.

Shelbourne have the second best away record in this year’s First Division picking up 22 points from a possible 36 on their travels, Longford on the other have the best home record with 30 points from a possible 33.

The Reds know that they only require eight more points if they are to be promoted as First Division champions. However, still do have to face the likes of Bray Wanderers, Drogheda United and Limerick in their final three league games.

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Good evening folks and welcome to City Calling Stadium for a do or die for title clash for Longford Town. Shelbourne are the visitors... This. Is. Going. To. Be. Manic. 

Andrew Dempsey here on duty. You can get me on @AndrewDempsey98 if you want to get in touch with me during the game.



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Shelbourne



Longford Town
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Anto Breslin
Defender
Shane Elworthy
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Joseph Manley
Defender
Aodh Dervin
35Booked: 35'
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Michael McDonnell
Midfielder
Sean Boyd
85Booked: 85'
Forward
Dean Byrne
Forward
Sam Verdon
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Forward

Substitutes
Karl Chambers
Forward
Aaron Dobbs
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Forward
Jack Doherty
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
Adam Evans
Forward
Jack Menton
Goalkeeper
Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
Dean Zambra
Midfield
Shelbourne
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Luke Byrne
Defender
83Booked: 83'
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
90Booked: 90'
Aidan Friel
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder 62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Shane Farrell
Forward
Denzil Fernandes
Forward
19Scored: 19'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Ciarán Kilduff
Forward 57'
57Subbed Off: 57'

Substitutes
Conan Byrne
Midfield
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Daniel McKenna
Midfield
Greg Moorhouse
Forward
57Subbed On: 57'
57'
58Scored: 58'
Darragh Noone
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
87Booked: 87'
Sean Quinn
Midfield
62Subbed On: 62'
62'
Dayle Rooney
Midfield