0 - 4
FT

Scored: 35'
- Mark Doyle 35'

Scored: 51'
- Chris Lyons 51'

Scored: 56'
- Mark Doyle 56'

Scored: 67'
- Hugh Douglas 67'


League Preview: Longford Town -v- Drogheda United

Sat, Apr 10 2021

Credit: Ben Whitley

LONGFORD TOWN

Newly promoted Longford Town will be looking to return to winning ways this evening as they welcome fellow newly promoted counterparts Drogheda United to Bishopsgate (kick-off is at 6pm).

The Red and Black were defeated last time out at home to Sligo Rovers – however they can be pleased with their display.

Daire Doyle’s charges were undone thanks to a Garry Buckley winner – but they had opportunities to level the game, with Aodh Dervin going close.

However, the Playoff winners now have their eyes set on defeating Drogheda United.

“Drogheda are a strong opposition this year,” forward Aaron Dobbs told his club’s media team.

“They have added well to their squad and we're under no illusions of the quality they possess.

“But we're confident going into every game. We're well drilled and have been working well in training.

“We're well prepared for them. There's a lot of competition for places so whether I'll get the call to start or not we'll have to be ready.”

Longford are expected to be without the forward trio of Rob Manley, Dean Byrne and Callum Warfield.

DROGHEDA UNITED

Drogheda United will be looking to win on the road for the first time this season as they take on First Division foes Longford Town – in the Premier Division this time.

The Drogs have had a wretched record against Longford in recent times – but it was Tim Clancy’s side who have finished ahead of them in the league in each of the last three seasons.

However, both teams are now in the top-flight – but Drogheda will be hopeful of ending their dismal record against Longford.

The Boynesiders come into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Finn Harps last time out, with Mark Doyle cancelling out Karl O’Sullivan’s opener.

In team news for Drogheda, Mark Hughes will again miss out against his former club as he continues his recovery from injury.

Goalkeeper Colin McCabe is doubtful having missed the draw against Finn Harps last week with a back injury.

Referee: Graham Kelly.

 

MATCH STATS

Longford Town have won the previous four of their last five league games against Drogheda – conceding twice.

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

BETTING

Longford Town 9/5; Draw 2/1; Drogheda United 7/5.

PREDICTION

Longford Town 1 - 1 Drogheda United

 

Longford Town

Injured: None.

Doubtful: Rob Manley, Dean Byrne, Callum Warfield.

Suspended: None.

 

Drogheda United

Injured: Mark Hughes.

Doubtful: Colin McCabe.

Suspended: None.


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
Booked: 25'
Defender
Aaron McNally 21
34'
34Subbed Off: Shane Elworthy 34'
Defender
Joseph Manley 22
62'
62Subbed Off: Aaron Robinson 62'
Defender
Joe Gorman 32
Defender
Patrick Kirk 3
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes 7
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin 16
Midfielder
Karl Chambers 19
73'
73Subbed Off: Callum Thompson 73'
Midfielder
Aaron Bolger 14
62'
62Subbed Off: Conor Davis 62'
Midfielder
Rob Manley 8
Forward

Substitutes
Sam Verdon 10
Forward
Callum Thompson 11
73'
73Subbed On: Karl Chambers 73'
Midfield
Aaron Robinson 4
62'
62Subbed On: Joseph Manley 62'
Booked: 89'
Midfield
Matthew O'Brien 17
Midfield
Michael McDonnell 5
Midfield
Michael Kelly 30
Goalkeeper
Shane Elworthy 2
34'
34Subbed On: Aaron McNally 34'
Defender
Aaron Dobbs 9
Forward
Conor Davis 25
62'
62Subbed On: Aaron Bolger 62'
Forward
Drogheda
DJune 25, 2021
Shamrock R 1 - 1 Drogheda
WJuly 2, 2021
Drogheda 3 - 1 Harps
DJuly 10, 2021
Longford 1 - 1 Drogheda
LJuly 16, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 0 Drogheda
DJuly 24, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 1 Derry
1 Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
6 Hugh Douglas
Defender
Scored: 67'
2 James Brown
Defender
41 Dane Massey
Defender
5 Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
3 Conor Kane
Midfielder 67'
67Subbed Off: Luke Heeney 67'
8 Gary Deegan
Midfielder
7 Darragh Markey
Midfielder 59'
59Subbed Off: Jake Hyland 59'
14 Mark Doyle
Forward
Scored: 35'
Scored: 56'
75'
75Subbed Off: James Clarke 75'
9 Chris Lyons
Forward
Scored: 51'
17 Ronan Murray
Forward
Booked: 58'
75'
75Subbed Off: Dinny Corcoran 75'

Substitutes
11 Jake Hyland
Midfield 59'
59Subbed On: Darragh Markey 59'
21 Luke Heeney
Forward 67'
67Subbed On: Conor Kane 67'
Booked: 73'
10 Dinny Corcoran
Forward 75'
75Subbed On: Ronan Murray 75'
22 James Clarke
Midfield 75'
75Subbed On: Mark Doyle 75'
16 Brandon Bermingham
Forward
20 Jordan Adeyemo
Forward
23 David Odumosu
Goalkeeper
19 Killian Phillips
Midfield
4 Jack Tuite
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 6 p.m. April 10, 2021

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: Graham Kelly

Attendance: Unknown

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