2 - 0
FT

Dylan Grimes 8' -
Scored: 8'


Joe Gorman 72' -
Scored: 72'


Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Derry City

Updates by Andrew Dempsey

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and Derry City.

Longford Town run out two-nil winners at Bishopsgate this evening thanks to goals from Joe Gorman and Dylan Grimes. Andrew Dempsey signing off here and EOin Rosney will have his match report with you guys shortly! 

90' + 4'

Yellow Card

Aodh Dervin (Longford Town) is booked.

90' + 3'

One minute of added time remains, and Longford are top of the table - who would have thought that at the start of today?? 

90'

We are now heading into the final minute of the game. We're hearing that there will be four minutes of added time to be played...

89'

Free Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a free-kick.

87'

Corner Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a corner-kick.

86'

Dylan Grimes heads an Aaron Dobbs into the hands of Nathan Gartside. Derry City need something quite special to save this one...

85'

Substitution

Aaron Dobbs (in) - Aaron Bolger (out) (Longford Town).

85'

Substitution

Aaron Robinson (in) - Rob Manley (out) (Longford Town).

84'

Derry City are running out of ideas here now. In truth, Longford have been a by far the better side this evening - so far anyway...

82'

Substitution

Joe Thomson (in) - Cameron McJannet (out) (Derry City).

81'

Yellow Card

Callum Thompson (Longford Town) is booked.

79'

Substitution

Caolan McLaughlin (in) - William Fitzgerald (out) (Derry City).

78'

McJannett goes down under a collision with Aodh Dervin. He should be OK to continue...

75'

Yellow Card

Jack Malone (Derry City) is booked.

75'

DERVIN HITS THE BAR! 

Aodh Dervin's free-kick hits the bar as Longford search a third... 

73'

Substitution

Joseph Manley (in) - Karl Chambers (out) (Longford Town).

72'

GOAL!

Joe Gorman (Longford Town) scores.

LONGFORD MAKE IT TWO! 

Gorman pokes home at the back post after Gartside could not deal with Aodh Dervin's free-kick from distance.. As it stands, and I know it's only game in, Longford are top...

72'

Free Kick

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) takes a free-kick.

71'

Yellow Card

Will Patching (Derry City) is booked.

70'

Corner Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a corner-kick.

68'

Of course. Longford Town only won once during pre-season - with a 6-0 win away to Cabinteely... Long way to go here yet...

65'

Longford Town keeper Lee Steacy has to be alert to avert the danger for the hosts - as he scrambles a Derry City attack away... Derry are looking menacing now...

63'

Substitution

Callum Thompson (in) - Dean Byrne (out) (Longford Town).

61'

Derry City are starting to turn the screw now with Danny Lupano and Cameron McJannett looking a real threat.. Still 1-0 to the hosts...

59'

Great play from Paddy Kirk sees the ex-Bohs defender fire his cross across the face of the goal. Longford needed a touch there and it was a goal... 

56'

Corner Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a corner-kick.

Close again for Derry from a set-piece, but Toal heads wide... 

55'

Derry City with some good play down the wing as Daniel Lafferty's cross is well held by Lee Steacy. Had Steacy made a mistake there Parkhouse was going to level the game...

53'

Free Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a free-kick.

50'

Longford start the second half well as Paddy Kirk sees his cross into the box unmet - but that was some good play from the hosts who have started this half just as they did in the first...

47'

CLOSE FOR LONGFORD!

Dean Byrne forces a good save from Nathan Gartside, and then Dean Zambra blazes over the bar from inside the penalty area. Zambra should have at least hit the target there...

46'

Substitution

Danny Lupano (in) - James Akintunde (out) (Derry City).

46'

Substitution

Jack Malone (in) - Darren Cole (out) (Derry City).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Longford Town and Derry City has started.

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Longford Town and Derry City.

Half-time in the Midlands as Longford Town take a one-nil lead into the break thanks to a Dylan Grimes opener.. The hosts will be more than happy with this so far... I'll be back in 15 or so! 

42'

CLOSE FOR LONGFORD! 

Dean Byrne is teed up by Aaron O'Driscoll who crisply hits his shot wide of goal

CLOSE FOR DERRY! 

The Candystripes then go close moments after as David Parkhouse shoots staright at Lee Steacey in the Longford. He really should have scored there... Any other side of Steacey and that was in! 

41'

Free Kick

Dean Zambra (Longford Town) takes a free-kick.

41'

Will Patching has been a real bright spark for Derry City this evening. His set pieces have been excellent so far...

40'

Corner Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a corner-kick.

39'

Free Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a free-kick.

37'

Corner Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a corner-kick.

CLOSE FOR DERRY!

Eoin Toal and Darren Cole combine in the penalty area with their heads but Longford just about clear the danger. Longford look far from asurred from set-piece routines...

34'

The play opened up for Aaron Bolger there but his shot went straight at Nathan Gartside. That was easy enough for the Northern Irish international...

32'

Longford Town are of course playing with a four man defence this evening - a difference of sorts from their play-off formation of 3-4-2-1 anyway...

28'

Corner Kick

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) takes a corner-kick.

27'

Corner Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a corner-kick.

27'

Free Kick

Will Patching (Derry City) takes a free-kick.

EOin Toal sees his header blocked out for a corner by a Longford Town defender...

26'

Free Kick

Daniel Lafferty (Derry City) takes a free-kick.

25'

Free Kick

Daniel Lafferty (Derry City) takes a free-kick.

22'

Derry City's first foray forward sees Ciaran Harkin's corner ( I think it was him at least - my stream went fuzzy!) cleared by the Longford defence... 

22'

Corner Kick

Ciaron Harkin (Derry City) takes a corner-kick.

21'

Derry City are winless in their last six away league games. As it stands, it may be seven soon enough...

17'

Free Kick

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) takes a free-kick.

Grimes goes close for Longford but his free-kick goes over the bar of Nathan Gartside's goal.. De Town can be very pleased with this so far at least

15'

A Longford Town corner kick breaks down as Will Patching is clipped by a Longford forward after a Grimes corner kick broke down... 

15'

Corner Kick

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) takes a corner-kick.

13'

Free Kick

Cameron McJannet (Derry City) takes a free-kick.

11'

Derry City starting to grow into the game a bit more after Longford's opener - Ciaron Harkin and Will Patching remain quiet enough thus far... 

8'

GOAL!

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) scores.

LONGFORD TAKE THE LEAD! 

Dylan Grimes fires home across the face of the Derry City goal to give De Town a goal that their early play has deserved... 

Grimes' strike came just moments after Longford had calls for a penalty turned away but it matter little now! 

5'

Longford Town have started the better of the two sides this evening - well, I think they have. This Watch LOI stream has proved a bit problematic thus far... 

3'

CHANCE FOR LONGFORD! 

Rob Manley links up well with Dylan Grimes but Grimes can only curl his effort wide of Nathan Gartside's goal! Close for the newly promoted side.... 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Longford Town and Derry City has kicked off.

0'

It is Longford Town’s first game back in the Premier Division in five years. Their last game in the top tier was in 2016. A Brandon Miele brace helped Shamrock Rovers to a 4-2 victory, with Longford finishing bottom.

Aaron Dobbs was a substitute for Shamrock Rovers that day, but has since swapped the green and white, for the red and black, and will be lining out for Longford Town on Saturday.

Derry City are winless in their last six away league games. They will be hoping to rectify this on Saturday evening.  

Competitively, the teams played each other last in the EA Sports Cup in 2019. Goals from Gerardo Bruna, Eoghan Stokes and Junior Ogedi- Uzokwe helped Derry to a 3-0 victory.

Derry eventually went on to reach the final before losing out on penalties to Dundalk.

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Starts for Longford Town new signings Paddy Kirk, Aaron O'Driscoll and Aaron Bolger this evening - while Derry City hand starts to Will Patching and Will Fitzgerald. Daniel Lafferty and David Parkhouse both start after returning to the club... 

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Good evening folks and welcome to Extratime.com's live updates of Longford Town vs Derry City at Bishopsgate - I'm Andrew Demspey and I will be taking you all through this evening's action from the comfort of my own home home. 

KO is at 6pm! 

Team news to follow shortly...





Longford
DJune 25, 2021
Harps 1 - 1 Longford
LJuly 3, 2021
Longford 0 - 1 Sligo
DJuly 10, 2021
Longford 1 - 1 Drogheda
DJuly 18, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 Longford
WJuly 24, 2021
Bangor 0 - 5 Longford
Lee Steacy 1
Goalkeeper
Aaron O'Driscoll 12
Defender
Patrick Kirk 3
Defender
Joe Gorman 32
Scored: 72'
Defender
Karl Chambers 19
73'
73Subbed Off: Joseph Manley 73'
Defender
Dean Zambra 6
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes 7
Scored: 8'
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin 16
Booked: 90'
Midfielder
Dean Byrne 20
63'
63Subbed Off: Callum Thompson 63'
Midfielder
Aaron Bolger 14
85'
85Subbed Off: Aaron Dobbs 85'
Midfielder
Rob Manley 8
85'
85Subbed Off: Aaron Robinson 85'
Forward

Substitutes
Sam Verdon 10
Forward
Callum Thompson 11
63'
63Subbed On: Dean Byrne 63'
Booked: 81'
Midfield
Aaron Robinson 4
85'
85Subbed On: Rob Manley 85'
Midfield
Aaron McNally 21
Defender
Joseph Manley 22
73'
73Subbed On: Karl Chambers 73'
Defender
Michael Kelly 30
Goalkeeper
Shane Elworthy 2
Defender
Aaron Dobbs 9
85'
85Subbed On: Aaron Bolger 85'
Forward
Conor Davis 25
Forward
Derry City
LJune 25, 2021
Dundalk 2 - 1 Derry
WJuly 2, 2021
Derry 2 - 0 Waterford
LJuly 9, 2021
St. Pats 1 - 0 Derry
LJuly 16, 2021
Derry 2 - 4 Shamrock R
DJuly 24, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 1 Derry
13 Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
6 Eoin Toal
Defender
24 Daniel Lafferty
Defender
3 Ciaran Coll
Defender
20 Darren Cole
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: Jack Malone 46'
10 Will Patching
Midfielder
Booked: 71'
21 Cameron McJannet
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: Joe Thomson 82'
4 Ciaron Harkin
Midfielder
7 William Fitzgerald
Midfielder 79'
79Subbed Off: Caolan McLaughlin 79'
11 James Akintunde
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Danny Lupano 46'
9 David Parkhouse
Forward

Substitutes
8 Joe Thomson
Midfield 82'
82Subbed On: Cameron McJannet 82'
32 Caolan McLaughlin
Midfield 79'
79Subbed On: William Fitzgerald 79'
29 Jack Malone
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Darren Cole 46'
Booked: 75'
23 Danny Lupano
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: James Akintunde 46'
30 Jack Lemoignan
Goalkeeper
35 Michael Glynn
Unknown
31 Patrick Ferry
Forward
15 Ronan Boyce
Defender
36 Brendan Barr
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 6 p.m. March 20, 2021

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: Adriano Reale

Attendance: Unknown

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