League Preview: Wexford -v- Longford Town

Ben Lynch in action for Wexford

Ben Lynch may feature against his former club for Wexford tonight Credit: Paul Dolan (ETPhotos)


Wexford can kill off Longford Town’s feint hopes of securing a top-five finish when the pair meet at Ferrycarrig Park on Monday night (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Slaneysiders have impressed in recent weeks under boss James Keddy.

And they are now seven points clear of Longford in their quest for a play-off spot with just five games left to play.

So a win against De Town will put them on the verge of securing a play-off berth for the first time in their history.

They have also been boosted with the impending return of midfielder Aaron Robinson from a long-term injury.

The former Longford Town star has been a regular name on the Wexford bench in recent weeks as he steps up his recovery.

And he may even feature against his former club on Monday night.


Longford Town have it all to do when they visit Ferrycarrig Park tonight.

They are already without Ukrainian midfielder Viktor Serdeniuk as he serves the second game of a three-game ban.

And their cause was dealt another blow on Friday night during their costly 3-0 defeat against Waterford at Bishopsgate.

Recent recruit Bastien Hery was given his marching orders with a second bookable offence against the Blues – so he will miss Longford’s trip to the South-East.

Shane Elworthy is also a doubt after missing Friday’s loss against Waterford through injury.

But the Red and Black have won their last two games against Keddy’s men this season.

Their last trip to Wexford yielded a 3-0 win with Beneoin O’Brien-Whitmarsh scoring either side of a Josh Giurgi strike.

Referee: Paul Norton.



Wexford 1-0 Longford Town



Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Longford Town

Injured: Shane Elworthy.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: Bastien Hery, Viktor Serdeniuk.