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Scored: 90'
- Rory Gaffney 90' + 5'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- Shamrock Rovers

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 7'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and Shamrock Rovers.

90' + 5'

GOAL!

Rory Gaffney (Shamrock Rovers) scores driving home a rebound that came when Lee Grace's header off a Danny Mandroiu cross late one.

90' + 5'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

90' + 2'

Corner Kick

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

90'

Five more minutes at least over the 90.

90'

Substitution

Joseph Manley (in) - Rob Manley (out) (Longford Town).

89'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick and Pico Lopes gets up but heads over.

89'

Great run by Danny Mandroiu.

82'

Substitution

Chris McCann (in) - Gary O'Neill (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

81'

Danny Mandroiu spins in a free kick that Lee Steacy juggles and just about hangs onto it.

76'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

76'

Substitution

Dean Byrne (in) - Aaron Dobbs (out) (Longford Town).

75'

Dylan Grimes can't beat the Rovers wall with a free kick in a dangerous position.

74'

Aaron Dobbs lets fly and Lee Grace takes the ball in the head. Comes back to Dobbs and Lopes fouls him. 

74'

Substitution

Dean Williams (in) - Aaron Greene (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

66'

Dylan Grimes will put this free into the box and it comes all the way to Rob Manley but he blasts it over inside the six yard box as he fell away from the ball.

64'

Graham Burke shoots wide when he should have scored. Some lovely play by Liam Scales set that chance up. Aaron Greene did well to let the ball run to Burke.

62'

Weak enough effort from Aaron Robinson does at least force Alan Mannus down on one knee to save.

62'

Rory Gaffney gets on the end of Liam Scales cross but he can't keep his header down.

57'

Substitution

Karl Chambers (in) - Aaron McNally (out) (Longford Town).

56'

Super save from Steacy who pushes Graham Burke's free kick that he got low around the wall away before it finds the bottom of the net.

56'

Substitution

Dylan Grimes (in) - Callum Thompson (out) (Longford Town).

53'

Lovely Liam Scales  ball up the line to Rory Gaffney.

51'

A couple of long throws for Longford that the Hoops stand firm against.

49'

Rovers break from a Paddy Kirk throw in for Longford but Aaron Greene and Rory Gaffney can't quite combine.

48'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

47'

Aaron O' Driscoll does really well to stop Rory Gaffney getting on a cross.

46'

Yellow Card

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) is booked for blocking a free kick. Ray Matthews consistent at least.

46'

SECOND HALF

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

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

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

45'

One more minute at a minimum in this half.

43'

Yellow Card

Aaron Dobbs (Longford Town) is booked when he came together competing for a bouncing ball with Pico Lopes. Thought there was a pair of them in it.

39'

Graham Burke does really well to allow the ball come to him wide left and his cross curls low across goal but just evades Rory Gaffney and Aaron Greene.

36'

Corner Kick

Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick and it lands in the middle causing an almighty scramble but the home town clears.

35'

Home team struggling to get on the ball. The Hoops beginning to dominate. Liam Scales and Danny Mandroiu looking the best players for the visitors so far.

33'

Danny Mandroiu can't beat the Town wall.

32'

Aaron O'Driscoll fouls Aaron Greene. Dangerous position to concede for De Town.

30'

Danny Mandroiu sets up Graham Burke to shoot and it looks to be heading goalwards but just tapers away.

29'

Good move from Rovers with Liam Scales putting it in to Rory Gaffney to finish into the back of the net but he controlled the ball with his hand. Free out.

28'

Aodh Dervan dances over the top of the ball and finds space but Rovers are able to clear.

27'

Great run by Aaron Greene until he left the ball behind. He hangs onto possession and Liam Scales should have done better with a free header at the back post off Sean Gannon's cross.

25'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

25'

Aodh Dervan blocks Graham Burke's cross as once again himself and Liam Scales link up. 

23'

Corner Kick

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

22'

Super pass from Danny Madnroui on the volley to Liam Scales and his cross goes behind off a red and black jersey.

20'

Mick McDonnell well placed to get his body in front of a Graham Burke shot.

18'

Paddy Kirkc will put this long throw in. It comes back to him and his cross comes to Aaron Robinson who plucked it out of the air with his boot and turns on the edge of the area but his shot is a touch wide.

17'

Sean Hoare's cross on the right comes all the way across to Danny Mandroiu and he touches it back inside and Lee Steacy has it in his hands.

16'

Rob Manley shoots from outside the area but Pico Lopes gets a block in.

13'

Big shout for a peno as Aaron McNally drives a cross at Lee Grace. Looked like a handball but Grace holds his stomach. Good acting maybe? We play on.

10'

Ray Mattews points to a Rovers corner but his fourth official - Rob Hennessy - correctly tells him Graham Burke had put it behind so we have a goal kick instead.

8'

4-3-1-2 for De Town. The Hoops in usual 3-4-3 formation. Mandroiu is deep lying in midfield. Grace left, Lopes centre and Hoare right at the back.

4'

Yellow Card

Rob Manley (Longford Town) is booked for blocking Rovers trying to take a free kick. Very silly booking so early in the game.

1'

Graham Burke inside 15 seconds sends a shot that only just drifts beyond Lee Steacy's goal.

1'

GAME ON!

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

0'

Ray Matthews is the official in charge this afternoon.

0'

Another youthful bench for the Hoops today although Chris McCann has brought the average age on the subs up to 21. There are five teenagers and four players who have yet to play in the Premier Division. There are 42 PD appearances on the bench amongst all nine subs.

0'

Dean Zambra skippers De Town with Roberto 'Pico' Lopes wearing the armband for the visitors.

0'

Aaron Robinson and Rob Manley are the two changes for the home team from their 4-1 defeat in Drogheda. The Hoops have one change from their 1-0 loss to Sligo Rovers - Sean Hoare, who missed the last two games due to suspension, comes in as Joey O'Brien is out. He picked up an early injury against Sligo. Ronan Finn is missing again for the Hoops. He underwent an ankle operation during the week.

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My preview for the game is below. In the last six games combined that these two teams have played, they have lost five and drawn one. Longford own three of those defeats, and the only non-loss from Rovers was a 1-1 draw at home to Derry City for the Hoops. Longford, who sit second last, will want to close the ten point gap on the three teams above them whereas Rovers trail table toppers Sligo Rovers by four points.

 

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Good afternoon from a very sunny Longford. Macdara Ferris here at Bishopsgate to take you through the action on what is my first trip out of Dublin since early September. Today's game - along with Bohs playing Waterford - will bring the curtain down on the first part of the season as we head into the mid-season break now although we will only be 38.9% through the season.





Longford
LAug. 20, 2021
Waterford 4 - 1 Longford
LAug. 27, 2021
UCD 2 - 1 Longford
LSept. 3, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 2 Longford
WSept. 11, 2021
Longford 1 - 0 Dundalk
LSept. 24, 2021
Derry 3 - 0 Longford
Lee Steacy 1
Goalkeeper
Aaron O'Driscoll 12
Defender
Aaron McNally 21
57'
57Subbed Off: Karl Chambers 57'
Defender
Patrick Kirk 3
Defender
© Dean Zambra 6
Midfielder
Callum Thompson 11
56'
56Subbed Off: Dylan Grimes 56'
Midfielder
Aaron Robinson 4
Midfielder
Michael McDonnell 5
Midfielder
Aodh Dervin 16
Midfielder
Rob Manley 8
Booked: 4'
90'
90Subbed Off: Joseph Manley 90'
Forward
Aaron Dobbs 9
Booked: 43'
76'
76Subbed Off: Dean Byrne 76'
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew O'Brien 17
Midfield
Aaron McCabe 15
Forward
Joseph Manley 22
90'
90Subbed On: Rob Manley 90'
Defender
Michael Kelly 30
Goalkeeper
Dylan Grimes 7
56'
56Subbed On: Callum Thompson 56'
Midfield
Conor Davis 25
Forward
Karl Chambers 19
57'
57Subbed On: Aaron McNally 57'
Forward
Dean Byrne 20
76'
76Subbed On: Aaron Dobbs 76'
Forward
Aaron Bolger 14
Midfield
Shamrock R
LAug. 29, 2021
Bohs 2 - 1 Shamrock R
LSept. 3, 2021
Harps 2 - 1 Shamrock R
WSept. 10, 2021
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Waterford
WSept. 18, 2021
Sligo 0 - 1 Shamrock R
WSept. 24, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 1 Shamrock R
1 Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
4 Roberto Lopes ©
Defender
3 Sean Hoare
Defender
5 Lee Grace
Defender
14 Daniel Mandroiu
Midfielder
2 Sean Gannon
Midfielder
16 Gary O'Neill
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: Chris McCann 82'
15 Liam Scales
Midfielder
9 Aaron Greene
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: Dean Williams 74'
20 Rory Gaffney
Forward
Scored: 90'
10 Graham Burke
Forward
Booked: 46'

Substitutes
26 Chris McCann
Midfield 82'
82Subbed On: Gary O'Neill 82'
Aidomo Emakhu
Midfield
Dean McMenamy
Midfield
24 Max Murphy
Midfield
22 Darragh Nugent
Midfield
Cole Omorehiomwan
Defender
25 Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
21 Adam Wells
Defender
19 Dean Williams
Forward 74'
74Subbed On: Aaron Greene 74'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 4 p.m. May 29, 2021

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: Ray Matthews

Attendance: Unknown

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