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Rob Manley 4' -
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- Jordan Adeyemo 51'


League Preview: Longford Town -v- Drogheda United

Sat, Sep 12 2020

None Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

LONGFORD TOWN

Longford Town will be hoping that they can continue their rich vein of form when they host Drogheda United at Bishopsgate this evening (kick-off is at 7.30pm).

The Red and Black have won their previous two league games against both Wexford and Shamrock Rovers II.

Despite that, Town were perhaps fortunate to leave Tallaght Stadium with a win as they survived a late Rovers II onslaught at the death.

“It’s really competitive at the moment,” Doyle told extratime.com after last week’s win. “You have Cobh right on the heels of everyone as well so I’m expecting there to be mixed results between teams.

“Any team that can put in a run of wins in the next few games is really going to have a chance of kicking on that little bit.

“I expect it to be a really exciting run-in and there will be some really close games.”

He added: “That’s the nature of football where you have a week with two defeats when you were down and low and then you have another week when you’re right back up there.

“That’s where it’s important that you don’t get carried away with either (the highs or the lows). It’s difficult at time but it’s useful at times if you can find some sort of middle ground to not get carried away.”

Sam Verdon and Lido Lotefa are both expected to miss out for Longford Town this evening.

DROGHEDA UNITED

After a sweeping five-one win over Cabinteely on Monday evening, Drogheda United will be looking to defeat Longford Town for the first time since 2018 this evening.

Drogheda have lost their previous four against Longford – and they will be hoping that they can bring their from last week’s win over Cabo.

“The thing that is annoying is that we dropped points against Cobh. If we played like that (vs Cabinteely) we would have beat Cobh,” Mark Doyle told his club’s media team.

“We need to just be a bit more consistent, against every team, not just the teams towards the top of the table.

“We need to move on in to Saturday Longford is always a tough game and we haven't beat them in a while so hopefully we do on Saturday.”

In team news, there are again no suspension worries for Tim Clancy but midfielder Luke Heeney and goalkeeper Luca Gratzer are again set to miss out as the pair continue to recover from injuries.

Defender Jack Tuite has missed the last two matches against Cobh Ramblers and Cabinteely through injury and is again doubtful for this fixture.

 

Referee: Adriano Reale.

 

MATCH STATS

Longford Town won the previous game between the two sides at United Park, with Sam Verdon netting a first-half winner for Daire Doyle’s charges.

Town have also won their previous four league games against Drogheda – only conceding once.

Drogheda are winless at Bishopsgate since August 2013 when they saw off the Red and Black in the FAI Cup.

BETTING

Longford Town 17/10; Draw /; Drogheda United 13/10.

PREDICTION

Longford Town 1 - 1 Drogheda United

 

Longford Town

Injured: Sam Verdon, Lido Lotefa.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Drogheda United

Injured: Luke Heeney, Luca Gratzer.

Doubtful: Jack Tuite.

Suspended: None.


Longford
LMay 21, 2021
Sligo 2 - 0 Longford
LMay 24, 2021
Drogheda 4 - 1 Longford
LMay 29, 2021
Longford 0 - 1 Shamrock R
LJune 12, 2021
Longford 1 - 3 St. Pats
DJune 18, 2021
Dundalk 1 - 1 Longford
Lee Steacy 1
Goalkeeper
Joseph Manley 22
Defender
Joe Gorman 32
Defender
Shane Elworthy 2
Defender
Michael McDonnell 5
Defender
Dylan Grimes 7
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin 16
Midfielder
© Dean Zambra 6
Midfielder
Adam Evans 11
Forward
Dean Byrne 20
Forward
Rob Manley 8
Scored: 4'
Forward

Substitutes
Dylan Hand 4
Defender
Luke Dennison 18
Goalkeeper
Karl Chambers 19
Forward
Niall Barnes 12
Midfield
Aaron McCabe 15
Forward
Matthew O'Brien 17
Midfield
Callum Warfield 24
Forward
Drogheda
WMay 21, 2021
Harps 0 - 1 Drogheda
WMay 24, 2021
Drogheda 4 - 1 Longford
LMay 28, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 2 Derry
WJune 12, 2021
Sligo 1 - 2 Drogheda
LJune 18, 2021
Bohs 5 - 0 Drogheda
23 David Odumosu
Goalkeeper
9 Chris Lyons
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: James Clarke 46'
3 Conor Kane
Defender
6 Hugh Douglas
Defender
2 James Brown
Defender
10 Richie O'Farrell
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: Jordan Adeyemo 46'
5 Derek Prendergast
Defender
11 Jake Hyland
Midfielder
45 Mark Hughes
Midfielder
15 Stephen Meaney
Forward
14 Mark Doyle
Forward

Substitutes
12 Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
22 James Clarke
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Chris Lyons 46'
20 Jordan Adeyemo
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Richie O'Farrell 46'
Scored: 51'
25 Ryan O'Shea
Defender
19 Killian Phillips
Midfield
1 Ross Treacy
Goalkeeper
7 Adam Wixted
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2020 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 2020

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: Adriano Reale

Attendance: Unknown

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