1 - 4
FT

Dean Williams 51' -
Scored: 51'


Scored: 29'
- Matty Smith 29'

Scored: 44'
- Matty Smith 44'

Scored: 84'
- Alfie Lewis 84'

Scored: 90'
- Matty Smith 90' + 1'


League Report: Longford Town 1 - 4 St. Patrick’s Athletic

Sat, Oct 30 2021

Matty Smith with a hat trick in Longford Credit: Ben Whitley

Deniese O'Flaherty reports from Bishopsgate

Matty Smith grabbed a hat-trick as St. Pat’s secured European football for next season as they made it four wins from four against a luckless Longford Town side.

Smith scored his first goal in the 29th minute and completed his hat-trick in the first minute of second half stoppage time. He also turned provider for Alfie Lewis in the 86th minute.

It was tough luck on a Town side who competed very well but yet again will rue not putting away chances that came their way. They also had two penalties turned down; one in each half.

Town started well with Pat’s ‘keeper Vitezslav Jaros bringing off saves to deny Dean Williams twice. In the 19th minute a header from Williams was saved by the netminder and in the 25th minute Rob Manley played the ball to Williams but Jaros brought off a fine save to keep his goal intact.

Against the run of play, Pat’s took the lead in the 29th minute when Smith scored with a stunning volley. Minutes later Town had claims for a penalty waved away by referee Ray Matthews; Paddy Barrett bundled over Rob Manley but no spot-kick was awarded.

In the 43rd minute Dean Zambra cleared James Abankwah’s effort off the line and from the resulting corner Pat’s doubled their advantage; Robbie Benson took the corner and it was headed home by Smith. 

Just before the break Williams squandered a great chance for the home side; Williams connected with Darragh Nugent’s cross, he then twisted and turned before hitting a weak effort wide. 

Six minutes into the second half and Town pulled a goal back; Aodh Dervin with the pass to Williams, who looked offside but continued through before getting in a good position to shoot to the net. 

Town had calls for a second penalty turned down in the 76th minute when Aaron Robinson’s shot appeared to hit Ian Bermingham’s arm. 

For all the possession they had Town couldn’t add to their goal and in the 84th minute Pat’s got their third of the game. Totally against the run of play, again and with their first chance of the second half; Smith became provider for Alfie Lewis who powerfully shot to the net.

Smith grabbed his hat-trick in the first minute of stoppage time; Darragh Burns played the ball across the box and Smith finished from close range.

Longford Town: Lee Steacy; Dean Zambra, Aaron O’Driscoll, Ben Lynch, Paddy Kirk; Aaron Robinson, Aodh Dervin; Rob Manley (Callum Warfield 86), Darragh Nugent (Dylan Grimes 65), Karl Chambers (Conor Davis 66); Dean Williams (Aaron Dobbs 86).

Subs not used: Mick Kelly, Mick McDonnell, Matthew O’Brien, Aaron McCabe, Joe Manley.

Booked: Dean Williams (10)

St. Patrick’s Athletic: Vitezslzav Jaros; Sam Bone, Paddy Barrett, James Abankwah (Lee Desmond 61), Ian Bermingham; Chris Forrester (Alfie Lewis 68), Robbie Benson (Kyrian Nwoko 78), Jamie Lennon; Darragh Burns, Mattie Smith, Jason McClelland (Billy King 61).

Subs not used: Barry Murphy, Josh Keeley, Nahim Melvin-Lambert, Shane Griffin, Jak Hickman

Booking: Matty Smith 75

Referee: Ray Matthews

extratime.com Player of the Match: Matty Smith (St. Patrick’s Athletic)


 


Longford
LOct. 29, 2021
Longford 1 - 4 St. Pats
LNov. 1, 2021
Sligo 1 - 0 Longford
LNov. 7, 2021
Dundalk 2 - 0 Longford
DNov. 13, 2021
Longford 1 - 1 Waterford
LNov. 19, 2021
Harps 5 - 0 Longford
Lee Steacy 1
Goalkeeper
Patrick Kirk 3
Defender
Aaron O'Driscoll 12
Defender
Aaron Robinson 4
Defender
Ben Lynch
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin 16
Midfielder
Darragh Nugent
Midfielder
© Dean Zambra 6
Midfielder
Rob Manley 8
86'
86Subbed Off: Callum Warfield 86'
Forward
Karl Chambers 19
66'
66Subbed Off: Conor Davis 66'
Forward
Dean Williams
Booked: 10'
Scored: 51'
86'
86Subbed Off: Aaron Dobbs 86'
Forward

Substitutes
Aaron McCabe 15
Forward
Joseph Manley 22
Defender
Michael Kelly 30
Goalkeeper
Dylan Grimes 7
Midfield
Aaron Dobbs 9
86'
86Subbed On: Dean Williams 86'
Forward
Conor Davis 25
66'
66Subbed On: Karl Chambers 66'
Forward
Michael McDonnell 5
Midfield
Matthew O'Brien 17
Midfield
Callum Warfield 24
86'
86Subbed On: Rob Manley 86'
Forward
St. Pats
DNov. 1, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 2 Bohs
LNov. 5, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 3 Sligo
DNov. 12, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 2 Harps
DNov. 19, 2021
Waterford 0 - 0 St. Pats
DNov. 28, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 St. Pats
1 Vitezslav Jaros
Goalkeeper
4 Sam Bone
Defender
3 Ian Bermingham ©
Defender
29 Paddy Barrett
Defender
James Abankwah
Defender 61'
61Subbed Off: Lee Desmond 61'
8 Chris Forrester
Midfielder 68'
68Subbed Off: Alfie Lewis 68'
17 Darragh Burns
Midfielder
7 Robbie Benson
Midfielder
6 Jamie Lennon
Midfielder
16 Jason McClelland
Midfielder 61'
61Subbed Off: Billy King 61'
12 Matty Smith
Forward
Scored: 29'
Scored: 44'
Booked: 75'
Scored: 90'

Substitutes
Jak Hickman
Defender
20 Shane Griffin
Defender
5 Lee Desmond
Defender 61'
61Subbed On: James Abankwah 61'
25 Josh Keeley
Goalkeeper
15 Billy King
Midfield 61'
61Subbed On: Jason McClelland 61'
Alfie Lewis
Midfield 68'
68Subbed On: Chris Forrester 68'
Scored: 84'
9 Nahum Melvin-Lambert
Forward
21 Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Kyrian Nwoko
Forward

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 2021

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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