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Date: 7:45 p.m. July 31, 2020
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Live Updates for UCD -v- Longford Town

Updates by Andrew Dempsey

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between UCD and Longford Town.

90'

Four minutes to be added on here. Mahdy was almost in moments earlier as Gallagher cushioned an outstanding Keaney crossfield ball but there was too much on it and Steacy mopped up.

85'

Longford go direct from back to front and Grimes fields a bouncing ball before slicing his shot over and wide.

82'

Substitution

Callum Warfield replaces Rob Manley for Longford Town.

80'

A clash of heads between Doyle and Dervin has the two midfielders in pain. 

78'

Substitution

Niall Barnes replaces James English for Longford Town.

74'

Another chance for Manley as he finds space in the box and shoots low to the near post, and Healy puts it behind. From the resulting corner, Healy is awarded a free kick for an overvigorous challenge.

73'

Decent chance on the break for Longford as Grimes is slipped it down the left and Farrell has to sprint outside to meet him. He gets his shot away across Healy but the keeper gets down well.

67'

Yellow Card

Paul Doyle is booked for UCD.

66'

Commentator's curse there as Dara Keane is taken off moments after I talk about how good he's been.

66'

Substitution

Yousef Mahdy replaces Dara Keane for UCD.

64'

UCD starting to regain a little bit of control here and Keane, who has been excellent, tees up Kerrigan in space and he shoots with the outside of his right boot and forces a low save from Steacy.

57'

Grimes working his magic again with a quick free kick that ends up with Hand in space on the edge of the box, and his low volley is tipped wide by Healy - no corner given.

57'

Longford have had more of the play in the first 12 minutes of this half as they did the previous 45. Manley this time draws a good block from his opposite number Keaney.

52'

Massive intervention from Dylan Hand as a lovely piece of play from UCD ends with the ball spread wide to Michael Gallagher. He floats in a lovely cross that looks destined for Colm Whelan in the centre of the goal, but Hand somehow manages to get his head in the way and Steacy claims the looping ball.

50'

Another good chance for Longford as Grimes floats in another corner and this time finds Manley, but he can only connect with his shoulder and the ball bounces wide of the post. Let-off for UCD.

49'

Chance for Liam Kerrigan as he gets the wrong side of McDonnell and latches onto Keane's pass, but he's driven a little wide and can't make the angle to beat Steacy, who dives low to save comfortably.

47'

Immediate impact from the sub Dylan Grimes as he floats in a corner from the right onto the head of Sam Verdon, but the big man nods wide. Longford want a corner but there's nothing giving.

46'

Substitution

Dylan Grimes replaces Lido Lotefa for Longford Town.

46'

Second Half

The second half between UCD and Longford Town has started.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It is half-time between UCD and Longford Town.

42'

And there is the chance of the half so far. James English shows doggedness to dribble towards the six-yard box and pulls it back for Rob Manley, who looks to have slid in his second of the season but Lorcan Healy does brilliantly to save with his legs and Verdon blasts the loose ball over.

41'

Keane very nearly plays in Colm Whelan one-on-one with Steacy but for a superb intervention from Aaron McNally, who makes up a lot of ground from left back to cover.

39'

The possession stats on this one will be interested. Longford have barely touched the ball and UCD are pinging around one-touch passes.

36'

Dara Keane in midfield for UCD has had a really impressive game. Close control and no little skill in the final third but showed the other side of his game by chasing back and putting in an impeccable sliding tackle to deny James English a chance to shoot.

31'

This was the scene before kick-off.

30'

Longford continue to creak and Verdon is the latest to give away a free kick in a good area, but Keaney's strike from 25 yards doesn't trouble the keeper.

25'

I don't know if anybody has any +/- bets on corners here but UCD have had a bunch of them and, so far, Lee Steacy has been equal to everything in the air.

22'

Both of Longford's midfielders are on a yellow now after Dervin leaves one in on Jack Keaney. It's pure frustration from Longford, who have barely had a kick.

22'

Yellow Card

Aodh Dervin is booked for Longford Town.

20'

Daire Doyle is not happy with his team here. I won't tell you what he said.

18'

That's the best move of the game as Gallagher's cross is too long but nodded back into the box first-time by Mark Dignam. Whelan controls on his chest and shoots on the bounce but he doesn't have much time and he leans back, sending the ball over the bar.

15'

Best opening of the game for Longford, very much against the run of play, and Rob Manley probably should break the deadlock as he steals in behind Farrell and cuts back fgrom the line. But instead of shooting, he pulls the ball back for the arriving Verdon, who has his pocket picked by Josh Collins.

12'

Fine work from Kerrigan again as he dances through three challenges and almost manages to clip the ball past Dylan Hand into Whelan's path, but the defender just about gets there.

8'

First chance for Longford to threaten from a corner but Zambra's drilled delivery is easily headed clear by Evan Farrell.

5'

UCD seem to have set up with a 3-5-2, with Mark Dignam and Michael Gallagher the wing backs.

4'

Dean Zambra will have to play 86 minutes here on a yellow card after he's cautioned for clipping Kerrigan as he breaks away. UCD have had all the play so far.

4'

Yellow Card

Dean Zambra is booked for Longford Town.

4'

More set-piece work from UCD sees Paul Doyle roll the ball back for Liam Kerrigan to shoot from distance, and his powerful shot is blocked down by Sam Verdon before Lee Steacy cleans p at the second attempt.

3'

UCD starting very positively, testing the Longford backline with a couple of interesting set-pieces, before Colm Whelan sees his cut-back well cleared by Mick McDonnell.

 

1'

After a quick end-switch and a knee taken by all for Black Lives Matter, we're underway here at the UCD Bowl. Longford won the toss so UCD keeper Lorcan Healy will face the sun in the first half.

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GAME ON!

The game between UCD and Longford Town has kicked off.

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Good evening folks and welcome to Extratime.com's live updates of UCD vs Longford Town at the UCD Bowl this evening. 

Dave Donnelly here in position here in Belfield as the 2020 First Division gets back underway in earnest after almost 150 days away. 

 



Photo Gallery for UCD -v- Longford Town



UCD
Lorcan Healy 1
Goalkeeper
Evan Osam 3
Defender
Michael Gallagher 2
Defender
Evan Farrell 23
Defender
Josh Collins 5
Defender
Liam Kerrigan 7
Midfielder
Jack Keaney 8
Midfielder
Dara Keane 17
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Midfielder
Paul Doyle 21
67Booked: 67'
Midfielder
Mark Dignam 18
Midfielder
Colm Whelan 10
Forward

Substitutes
Eoghan O'Sullivan 20
Goalkeeper
Harry McEvoy 4
Defender
Yousef Mahdy 9
66'
66Subbed On: 66'
Forward
Danu Kinsella Bishop
Forward
Eoin Farrell
Midfield
Luke Boore 6
Defender
Evan Weir 22
Defender
Longford Town
1 Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
2 Shane Elworthy
Defender
4 Dylan Hand
Defender
5 Michael McDonnell
Defender
21 Aaron McNally
Defender
16 Aodh Dervin
Midfielder
22Booked: 22'
6 Dean Zambra
Midfielder
4Booked: 4'
9 James English
Forward 78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Lido Lotefa
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
8 Rob Manley
Forward 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
10 Sam Verdon
Forward

Substitutes
12 Niall Barnes
Midfield
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
19 Karl Chambers
Forward
18 Luke Dennison
Unknown
7 Dylan Grimes
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
22 Joseph Manley
Defender
17 Matthew O'Brien
Midfield
24 Callum Warfield
Forward
82Subbed On: 82'
82'