0 - 2
FT

Scored: 31'
- Daniel Lafferty 31'

Scored: 82'
- Junior 82'


League Report: Longford Town 0 – 2 Derry City

Sun, Aug 01 2021

Danny Lafferty Credit: John-Paul McGinley

Deniese O’Flaherty reports from Bishopsgate

Goals in either half from Danny Lafferty and Junior saw Derry City move up to sixth in the Premier Division table as they gained revenge for their opening game of the season defeat to the Midlanders.

Things look gloomy for Town who fell to their 13th defeat of the season. They remain rooted to the bottom of the table, nine points behind Finn Harps who have a game in hand. 

They haven’t tasted victory in the league since that win over Derry City. 

The home side started the game with a real purpose. Barely 20 seconds had elapsed on the clock when they tested Derry goalkeeper Nathan Gartside. Dylan Grimes cut the ball back to Aaron McNally and his low drive was pushed out by Gartside for a corner.

Derry were sluggish and slow out of the blocks. In the 17th minute James Akintunde’s effort was blocked down by Aaron O’Driscoll and the loose ball fell to Evan McLaughlin but he shot wide. 

Both sides then had half chances but nothing to trouble either ‘keeper. A good move from Derry in the 31st minute yielded the opening goal. Junior played a pass to Akintunde and he in turn found Lafferty and he fired to the net. 

Four minutes from the break Eoin Toal had to clear the danger as Rob Manley put in a dangerous ball across the face of the goal. 

Derry had a great opportunity to double their advantage in the 57th minute. Junior laid the ball off to McLaughlin but his low drive just went inches wide. The home side tried to create chances but Derry were able to snuff them out.

In the 70th minute Aaron Robinson blocked Akintunde’s effort and from the resulting corner Lafferty volleyed over. Derry got their second in eight minute from times when Akintunde and Junior combined with the latter finding the back of the net with a fine strike. 

Longford Town: Lee Steacy; Shane Elworthy (Karl Chambers, ‘13), Joe Manley, Aaron O’Driscoll, Paddy Kirk (Aaron Dobbs 57); Aodh Dervin, Aaron Robinson (Matthew O’Brien 74); Rob Manley (Callum Warfield 75), Dylan Grimes, Aaron McNally; Dean Williams.

Booked: Aodh Dervin (24), Aaron McNally (28), Aaron O’Driscoll (71)

Derry City: Nathan Gartside; Danny Lafferty, Ciaron Coll, Cameron McJannet, Eoin Toal, Ronan Boyce (Bastien Hery 48); Jack Malone, Joe Thomson, Evan McLaughlin (Darren Cole 76); James Akintunde (Jamie McGonigle 85); Junior.

Booked: Joe Thomson (22), Danny Lafferty (36)

Referee: John McLoughlin 

extratime.com Player of the match: James Akintunde (Derry City)


Longford
LAug. 14, 2021
Longford 0 - 3 Harps
LAug. 20, 2021
Waterford 4 - 1 Longford
LAug. 27, 2021
UCD 2 - 1 Longford
LSept. 3, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 2 Longford
WSept. 11, 2021
Longford 1 - 0 Dundalk
© Lee Steacy 1
Goalkeeper
Joseph Manley 22
Defender
Patrick Kirk 3
57'
57Subbed Off: Aaron Dobbs 57'
Defender
Shane Elworthy 2
13'
13Subbed Off: Karl Chambers 13'
Defender
Aaron O'Driscoll 12
Booked: 71'
Defender
Rob Manley 8
75'
75Subbed Off: Callum Warfield 75'
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes 7
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin 16
Booked: 24'
Midfielder
Aaron McNally 21
Booked: 28'
Midfielder
Aaron Robinson 4
74'
74Subbed Off: Matthew O'Brien 74'
Midfielder
Dean Williams
Forward

Substitutes
Aaron McCabe 15
Forward
Michael Kelly 30
Goalkeeper
Aaron Dobbs 9
57'
57Subbed On: Patrick Kirk 57'
Forward
Conor Davis 25
Forward
Karl Chambers 19
13'
13Subbed On: Shane Elworthy 13'
Forward
Michael McDonnell 5
Midfield
Matthew O'Brien 17
74'
74Subbed On: Aaron Robinson 74'
Midfield
Callum Warfield 24
75'
75Subbed On: Rob Manley 75'
Forward
Dean Zambra 6
Midfield
Derry City
WAug. 15, 2021
Derry 1 - 0 Dundalk
WAug. 21, 2021
Sligo 1 - 2 Derry
LAug. 27, 2021
Harps 1 - 0 Derry
DSept. 10, 2021
Derry 2 - 2 Harps
DSept. 20, 2021
Bohs 3 - 3 Derry
13 Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
24 Daniel Lafferty
Defender
Scored: 31'
Booked: 36'
3 Ciaran Coll
Defender
15 Ronan Boyce
Defender
Evan McLaughlin
Defender
6 Eoin Toal ©
Defender
29 Jack Malone
Midfielder
21 Cameron McJannet
Midfielder
8 Joe Thomson
Midfielder
Booked: 22'
11 James Akintunde
Forward
Junior
Forward
Scored: 82'

Substitutes
30 Jack Lemoignan
Goalkeeper
7 William Fitzgerald
Forward
31 Patrick Ferry
Forward
20 Darren Cole
Defender
36 Brendan Barr
Defender
24 Mark McChrystal
Defender
Jamie McGonigle
Unknown
25 Caoimhin Porter
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:30 p.m. July 31, 2021

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: John McLoughlin

Attendance: Unknown

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