Thats it from Richmond Park, goodnight and hope you enjoyed the updates.
A fully deserved win for Pats, their substitutions had a big impact after half time, they were fully in control in the second period and had the games outstanding player in Pats captain and midfielder Chris Forrester
A brilliant solo effort from Pats captain Forrester, he outpaces three Longford defenders, rounds the keeper and slots the ball into the net, fantastic individual goal.
5 mins added time
Pats strength in depth a big factor in the second half, all subs have made a noticable impact, the same cannot be said for the Longford changes.
Dean Byrne (in) - Dylan Grimes (out) (Longford Town).
Much better from Pats in the second period, sub Coughlan in particular has had a big impact. They are comfortably in control now, Longford beginning to stuggle .
Cracking effort from Forrester from 25 meters, ball nestles in the top right corner of the net, giving keeper Kelly no chance
Immediate impact from Ronan Coughlan, he sprays the ball wide to Darragh Burns and takes the return to slot past Kelly
A scrappy first half, the home side certainly wont be happy with their performance , they had lots of possession but never threatened the Longford keeper while the visitors will be well content with holding the league leaders scoreless in the opening 45.
A scrappy first half, the home side certainly wont be happy with their performance, they have had lots of possession but never really threatened the Longford keeper, while the visitors will be well content with having held the league leaders scoreless in the opening 45 mins.
Free kick to the visitors mid way between the half way line and the box but Longford get it all wrong and it is easily dealt with by Pats
Shot from Forrester from the edge of the box, but it has no power and does not trouble Kelly
Darragh Burns with a free kick for Pats, but it is wasted, going straight into Michael Kelly's hands
Paddy Kirk down injured for Longford , gone to the sideline for atterntion , looks like he will be ok.
Pats generally in control of proceedings but unable to create any real chances so far, while Longford look dangerous on the break
The very strong sun is in the eyes of the Pat's defenders, making it difficult for them to judge the flight of the ball
20 mins gone and neither side has had a shot on target so far.
Lee Desmond took an knock after an aerial challenge but he has recovered.
Quick break by Pats , ball played out wide to Billy King but he blazes over the bar
Pats doing most of the attacking but have not had a strike on goal yet.
High tempo to the game in the first 5 minutes, both sides trying to get the ball forward at every opportunity.
5 minutes to kick off here.
Longford Town have Aaron Dobbs starting up front this week, Joe Manley returns to the centre of defence while Club Captain Dean Zambra is back in the bench following injury.
Three changes in the Pats linenup from last week's win over Finn Harps, Alfie Lewis, Darragh Burns and Shane Griffin come into the starting eleven for John Mountney, Ronan Coughlan and Ian Bermingham
Good evening and welcome to Richmond Park in Inchicore for this evenings Premier Division clash between St Patricks Athletic and Longford Town.
I'm Patrick O Connor and i'll be bringing you live updates on the match.
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 5:45 p.m. April 30, 2021