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Scored: 47'
- Garry Buckley 47'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Sligo Rovers

Updates by David Wilson

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and Sligo Rovers.

90'

3 added minutes.

84'

Great chance for Longford. Ball finds its way to Dervin but his effort is blocked and the ball squirms beyond the far post. 

83'

Substitution

Walter Figueira (in) - Jordan Gibson (out) (Sligo Rovers).

82'

Grimes glides inside and skips through a few tackles and is look to have been brought down by Greg Bolger who already has been booked but the referee asjudges a dive and books the Longford player.

82'

Yellow Card

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) is booked.

81'

Aaron Bolger finds Kirk in a brilliant switch of play. Kirk glides inside but his cross is partially blocked and McGinty gathers. 

79'

Sligo spring forward on the counter attack. Parkes finds De Vries who powers inside on his right foot and has a go but its blocked, perhaps the New Zealander should have slipped Mark Byrne in down the left.

74'

Substitution

Ryan De Vries (in) - Johnny Kenny (out) (Sligo Rovers).

73'

Parkes wins the ball but in the process cuts Kirk in half and goes into the referee's book. 

73'

Yellow Card

Romeo Parkes (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

69'

Substitution

Conor Davis (in) - Karl Chambers (out) (Longford Town).

69'

Substitution

Aaron McNally (in) - Dean Zambra (out) (Longford Town).

66'

Aaron Dobbs has shown some good touches so far, Longford continue to push forward. Sligo on the back foot. 

64'

Substitution

Mark Byrne (in) - David Cawley (out) (Sligo Rovers).

61'

The opening 15 of the second half, Longford have raised their game a bit but have lacked quality in the final third.

57'

Kirk fashions a great delivery from a corner, McGinty punches well under pressure. 

49'

Grimes crosses from the right, its only partially cleared and Aodh Dervin sprints in and flashes the ball wide. Better from Longford.

47'

A McCourt corner is flicked on by Parkes into the path of Buckley who nods home from 5 yards. A disastrous start for the home side. Sligo probably deserve the lead. 

47'

GOAL!

Garry Buckley (Sligo Rovers) scores.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Longford Town and Sligo Rovers has started.

45' + 4'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Longford Town and Sligo Rovers.

45' + 3'

Great delivery from Kirk, Parkes gets a flick and the ball whistles just past the far post. 

45' + 2'

Aaron Dobbs wins a corner, chance for de Town.

45' + 2'

Aaron Dobbs wins a corner, chance for de Town.

45'

4 added minutes here.

44'

Yellow Card

Greg Bolger (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

43'

Kenny pounces on a loose pass and manages to win a corner off Gorman. Kenny been very bright once more.

40'

From a second phase off a corner. Parkes finds Kenny, youngster tries to bend the ball beyond Steacy into the far corner but the 'keeper saves marvellously. 

39'

McCourt gets down the left and crosses, corner Sligo.

38'

Despite the enforced subs, Longford have grown into the game.

36'

Substitution

Aaron Dobbs (in) - Callum Warfield (out) (Longford Town).

35'

Warfield down once more, it would be disastrous if Longford were forced into two changes in the opening half. 

33'

Aodh Dervin closes down Parkes and finds sub Thompson down the right. His dinked ball into Warfield, sees the front man swivel and get a shot off but comfortably wide of McGinty's goal.

30'

Substitution

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

29'

Dean Byrne has overstreteched and it looks like his evening is over. 

27'

Warfield has picked up an injury as he flicked a header on. The big striker has had very little to work with so far. He should be ok to continue.

25'

Yellow Card

David Cawley (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

22'

Kenny slips in Parkes, he eventually plays it back to Bolger but his effort from 20 yards finds the clutches of Steacy.

20'

Sligo work a great free kick from the right. Cawley finds Morahan peeling off the clutter of defenders. Morahan then finds Gibson who flashes an effort towards goal to where Garry Buckley but he can't toe poke beyond Steacy. 

18'

Gibson counters down the right for Sligo, he finds Parkes but he scuffs his effort when he had a chance to test the GK.

16'

Garry Buckley caught in possession, the ball finds its way to Dean Byrne, he takes a shot but John Mahon can block and repel the danger. 

14'

Lee Steacy takes a heavy touch and invites the challenge of Cawley who does catch the goalkeeper but somehow escapes a yellow card for his lunge. 

11'

First Longford effort of note. Warfield knocks the ball down to Dean Byrne who takes a touch and volleys but the ball is well clear of McGinty's crossbar.

10'

Longford really struggling to hold on to possession, Sligo on top.

8'

Good Sligo move involving Kenny, Cawley and Morahan results in Kenny flashing a ball across the Longford goal but Parkes had not taken up the centre-forward position.

7'

Robbie McCourt bends the free kick wide of Steacy's near post.

5'

Scrappy start. Bolger strips O'Driscoll of the ball before the Longford centre-half fouls the Sligo midfielder in a promising position.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Longford Town and Sligo Rovers has kicked off.

0'

Hello, welcome to Bishopsgate. It is a cracking day here, the sun is out, the temperature is around 15 degrees and there is a slight breeze blowing from one goal to the opposite.

My name is David Wilson and I am here to take you through tonights match which kicks off at 5.45 p.m.

One change for either team, for Longford Warfield is in for Verdon. For Sligo, David Cawley comes in to the skipper the side and he replaces Figueira who drops to the bench. 





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
Patrick Kirk 3
Defender
Joe Gorman 32
Defender
Karl Chambers 19
69'
69Subbed Off: Conor Davis 69'
Defender
Aaron O'Driscoll 12
Defender
Dylan Grimes 7
Booked: 82'
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin 16
Midfielder
Dean Byrne 20
30'
30Subbed Off: Callum Thompson 30'
Midfielder
Dean Zambra 6
69'
69Subbed Off: Aaron McNally 69'
Midfielder
Aaron Bolger 14
Forward
Callum Warfield 24
36'
36Subbed Off: Aaron Dobbs 36'
Forward

Substitutes
Michael Kelly 30
Goalkeeper
Shane Elworthy 2
Defender
Aaron Dobbs 9
36'
36Subbed On: Callum Warfield 36'
Forward
Conor Davis 25
69'
69Subbed On: Karl Chambers 69'
Forward
Rob Manley 8
Forward
Aaron McNally 21
69'
69Subbed On: Dean Zambra 69'
Defender
Aaron Robinson 4
Midfield
Callum Thompson 11
30'
30Subbed On: Dean Byrne 30'
Midfield
Sam Verdon 10
Forward
Sligo
WJuly 3, 2021
Longford 0 - 1 Sligo
LJuly 8, 2021
FH 1 - 0 Sligo
LJuly 15, 2021
Sligo 1 - 2 FH
LJuly 18, 2021
Waterford 1 - 0 Sligo
LJuly 25, 2021
Sligo 2 - 3 Cork
1 Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
26 Garry Buckley
Defender
Scored: 47'
3 Colm Horgan
Defender
21 John Mahon
Defender
5 Robbie McCourt
Defender
7 Jordan Gibson
Midfielder 83'
83Subbed Off: Walter Figueira 83'
22 David Cawley
Midfielder
Booked: 25'
64'
64Subbed Off: Mark Byrne 64'
6 Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Booked: 44'
8 Niall Morahan
Midfielder
24 Johnny Kenny
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: Ryan De Vries 74'
27 Romeo Parkes
Forward
Booked: 73'

Substitutes
10 Walter Figueira
Forward 83'
83Subbed On: Jordan Gibson 83'
3 Regan Donelon
Defender
9 Ryan De Vries
Forward 74'
74Subbed On: Johnny Kenny 74'
20 Darren Collins
Forward
12 Mark Byrne
Midfield 64'
64Subbed On: David Cawley 64'
30 Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
14 Shane Blaney
Midfield
4 Danny Kane
Defender
23 Scott Lynch
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 5:45 p.m. April 2, 2021

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: Damien MacGraith

Attendance: Unknown

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