First
Date: 7:30 p.m. June 8, 2013
Venue: Flancare Park
Att: 309

Willie Tyrell 8' -
Scored: 8'


David O'Sullivan 11' -
Scored: 11'


David O'Sullivan 29' -
Scored: 29'


Scored: 69'
- Joe Mulcahy 69'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Wexford

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90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and Wexford Youths.

90' + 3'

Aidan Keenan has another go from distance but it sails way over the bar endangering nothing but the local livestock.

90' + 2'

The edge has gone, the game is done and all here in the Midlands is dusted. WE have a minute or two yet to play but this is a mere detail.

90'

We will have four added minutes here, unlikely to be enough for Wexford to get something from this.

87'

Brain Nolan rode his luck to burst through the middle and feed Joe Mulcahy. Brian McCarthy deflected his cross out for a corner... which came to nothing.

85'

Josh O'Hanlon did terribly well to work some space for himself and then ruined the moment by a allowing gravity to dictate his next move. No-one was buying that and a stricter ref might have shown a yellow.

82'

A lovely move by Longford, started by Willie Tyrell, and Josh O'Hanlon looked to be in a prime position but for the linesman's flag. Wexford then make a chance of their own when a cross is deflected off Tyrell and Bennion was forced into a sharp save.

80'

Aidan Keenan tried his luck from distance a few moments ago and Wexford continue to apply pressure. There is a sense of trepidation around the ground now as the home support look for their lads to get this one over with.

78'

Substitution

Dean Broaders replaces Caolan O'Gorman for Wexford Youths.

78'

Substitution

Michael Isichei replaces Gavin Doyle for Longford Town.

76'

This game has come alive again. A few spicey challenges and a clatter of substitutions have enlivened the proceedings, and Wexford look a whole lot more dangerous than they had done previously. My money's on another Wexford goal.

74'

Substitution

C.J. Browne replaces Jamie Carr for Wexford Youths.

72'

Josh O'Hanlon went on a run and the Longford sub was almost through when he went down about 20 yards out. The crowd exploded, demanding all sorts of redress, but I think he may have just run out of juice.

69'

GOAL!

Shane Nolan is awarded a free kick, right on the edge of the Longford box and Mulcahy steers it over the wall and into the unguarded left hand side of the goal. Easy as pie.

67'

Substitution

Josh O'Hanlon replaces Gary Shaw for Longford Town.

65'

Substitution

Daryl Power replaces Graham Delaney for Wexford Youths. It's Power's 17th birthday today, so the lad is surely due a goal!

61'

David O'Sullivan was played through for Longford and the whole stadium was baying for the hat-trick. But Gary Delaney defended with purpose - and just a hint of subtle illegality - and did just enough to snuff out the chance.

59'

A terrific move from Wexford. Shane Nolan delivered a superb cross from the right which evaded the last defender and Aidan Keenan's header was tipped around the post by Chris Bennion. That was a really good save from the Scottish keeper.

57'

It's all a bit scrappy now. If anything, Wexford look a bit more dangerous.

57'

Yellow Card

David O'Sullivan is booked for Longford Town.

55'

Corie Treacy has had to come off for some treatment. There was no action taken by the referee but a gesture from the Longford defender indicated that he feels he was the victim of an elbow. A bloody towel lends some weight to the suggestion.

53'

Yellow Card

Aidan Keenan is booked for Wexford Youths.

49'

Wexford full back James Dermody finds himself behind the Longford defence but his ball into the danger area reveals the fact that there are no Wexford players in there. The ball drifts away harmlessly.

49'

Yellow Card

Mark Salmon is booked for Longford Town.

47'

A good move from Longford gives Dan Purdy a sight of goal and his curling shot is touched around the post by Graham Doyle.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Longford Town and Wexford Youths has started. No changes at the break and the official attendance has been given as 309.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It is half-time between Longford Town and Wexford Youths.

45'

We will have one minute of added time at the end of this half.

45'

Yellow Card

Keith Quinn is booked for Longford Town.

40'

A Wexford throw in on the right hand side finds a gap in the Longford defence and runs through to Shane Nolan who was lurking on the edge of the six yard box, but he was unable to get the ball under control and the opening was swiftly closed.

36'

Another free for Wexford and this time it's Joe Mulcahy who has a go. He forced a good save out of Chris Bennion too but Longford eventually clear the ball.

35'

Aidan Keenan takes a free kick for Wexford from 20 odd yards out, but he gets under the ball and it was always going over the bar.

29'

GOAL!

David O'Sullivan scores for Longford Town. That's O'Sullivan's 17th league and cup goal this year. Mark Salmon gave him the ball and O'Sullivan made space for himself before thrashing the ball striaght down the middle and past Doyle.

18'

Wexford's Joe Mulcahy chipped a little ball through for Brian Nolan, but Corie Treacy got himself in the way and did well to clear the danger.

16'

Gavin Doyle, the ex-Wexford man, almost got a third for Longford but, having stolen possession, he dragged his shot wide. Then O'Sullivan played a perfect little ball to his left for Daniel Purdy to run on to. Purdy should have scored but his shot lacked conviction and Doyle was able to make the save. There's more goals in this.

11'

GOAL!

David O'Sullivan scores for Longford Town. Another great goal. The ball was chipped over the top for O'Sullivan to run on to and he lobbed Doyle perfectly, the ball taking one bounce before hopping up and into the roof of the Wexford net.

8'

GOAL!

Willie Tyrell scores for Longford Town. That was a super strike from the Longford left back. Quinn floated in a corner from the right and it was headed out from under the bar, but only as far as Tyrell on the left hand margin of the box. Boom! One volley later and the ball was in the top right corner of the Wexford net and Longford had the lead.

6'

Yellow Card

Brian McCarthy is booked for Longford Town.

5'

Keith Quinn plays Longford goal machine David O'Sullivan through the middle but Graham Doyle is out of the Wexford goal to close him down at the edge of the box.

1'

GAME ON!

LOngford get us underway  in glorious sunshine. Ahhhh, summer football. I don't know who thought of it but somebody buy that man a Bulmers.

0'

The teams are out now and boths ets of players look resplendent againt the baize. Mark Salmon and Graham Doyle meet in the centre for the toss. We'll be off in just a moment.

0'

A win for Longford tonight would put ten points between them and Wexford who lie third as we go into this game. Hopes are high here in the midlands that Tony Cousins' side are at last on their way to the top tier. Waterford might yet come good and Mervue have more about them than in previous seasons. Longford will also be aware of the threst of Finn Harps who have beaten them twice so far this year... but the Town look like a conviincing proposition. Apologies to all Longford fans for putting the hex on you.

0'

There are just under twenty minutes until kick-off here and we have the teams in. They're up and ready to view. Wexford will start with Graham Delaney up front and will be missing the suspended duo of Glenn Hawe and Thomas Croke. Longford have Gary Shaw and David O'Sullivan in their starting eleven as a fairly formidable looking strike pairing.

0'

Oh my! What a beautiful evening. If you are anywhere near the Strokestown Road in Longford then get yourself down here for tonight's game against Wexford Youths. It's first v third at the City Calling stadium and the backdrop is high summer. Burning sun on a billiard table smooth pitch and all surrounded by a neat and polished looking ground.



Photo Gallery for Longford Town -v- Wexford



Longford Town
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Brian McCarthy
6Booked: 6'
Defender
Mark Salmon
49Booked: 49'
Defender
Corie Tracey
Defender
Willie Tyrell
8Scored: 8'
Defender
David O'Neill
Midfielder
Gavin Doyle
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Midfielder
Daniel Purdy
Midfielder
Keith Quinn
45Booked: 45'
Midfielder
David O'Sullivan
11Scored: 11'
29Scored: 29'
57Booked: 57'
Forward
Gary Shaw
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Forward

Substitutes
Josh O'Hanlon
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Forward
Michael Isichei
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Forward
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Chris Deans
Defender
Gary Cronin
Manager
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Wexford
Graham Doyle
Goalkeeper
Craig McCabe
Defender
James Dermody
Defender
Gary Delaney
Defender
Jamie Carr
Defender 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Aidan Keenan
Midfielder
53Booked: 53'
Joe Mulcahy
Midfielder
69Scored: 69'
Shane Nolan
Midfielder
Brian Nolan
Midfielder
Caolan O'Gorman
Midfielder 78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Graham Delaney
Forward 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'

Substitutes
Iain Goulding
Unknown
Shane Clarke
Defender
C.J. Browne
Defender
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
Dean Broaders
Midfield
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Brandon O'Callaghan
Goalkeeper
Daryl Power
Forward
65Subbed On: 65'
65'