1 - 3
FT

Aaron Dobbs 48' -
Peno Scored: 48'


Scored: 41'
- Robbie Benson 41'

Scored: 63'
- Matty Smith 63'

Scored: 81'
- Rónán Coughlan 81'

Live Updates for Longford Town -v- St. Patrick's Athletic

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Longford Town and St. Patrick's Athletic.

Game over in the Midlands as Longford Town fall to a 3-1 defeat at home to the Saints. That's all from me Andrew Dempsey - and I will have my report online shortly! Post-match to follow in the coming days...

90' + 4'

Free Kick

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

90' + 3'

We are now three minutes into the four allotted for added time this evening as Longford's race is run - and the Saints move to within three points of the top...

90'

Substitution

Jason McClelland (in) - Matty Smith (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

90'

Substitution

Ben McCormack (in) - Chris Forrester (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

87'

Not long left for the hosts now to save this one - and to be fair they don't deserve anything from it either. The Saints have been full value for this one..

84'

Substitution

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

83'

Free Kick

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

81'

ASSIST!

Darragh Burns (St. Patrick's Athletic) provides the assist.

81'

ASSIST!

Ben McCormack (St. Patrick's Athletic) provides the assist.

81'

GOAL!

Rónán Coughlan (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores.

COUGHLAN MAKES IT 3!!!!!!

Coughlan gets a free run at Darragh Burns' cross - and it is 3-1 and that is more than likely that. The Saints have been full value for this one tonight.

78'

Free Kick

Ben McCormack (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

78'

Conor Davis is on for the hosts now - and Stephen Maher - who is deputising for Daire Doyle, will be hoping that he can produce something out of nothing for Longford here...

76'

Substitution

Conor Davis (in) - Aaron Dobbs (out) (Longford Town).

73'

Corner Kick

Robbie Benson (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

Paddy Barrett gets free again but he heads wide again... Still 2-1.

71'

Matty Smith shoots over the bar when it looked easier to score - but Longford are still somehow in this one.. 

69'

Substitution

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

68'

Dean Byrne is coming on for the hosts now...

67'

Corner Kick

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

66'

The Saints almost put the game beyond the reach of the hosts - but Forrester's effort is blocked and goes wide of goal. Still 2-1 to the Saints! 

64'

Substitution

Darragh Burns (in) - Billy King (out) (St. Patrick's Athletic).

63'

ASSIST!

Chris Forrester (St. Patrick's Athletic) provides the assist.

63'

GOAL!

Matty Smith (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores.

PATS RETAKE THE LEAD! 

Smith taps home from a rebounded effort - and the Saints are ahead again. Aaron Robinson's misplaced ball was picked up by Chris Forrester, and his shot was batted away by Steacy, and Smith was on hand to shoot home...

61'

Longford Town are a completely different animal to that of the first-half - and they are being helped in no small part by Lee Steacy. Steacy has been excellent this evening...

58'

Sean O'Connor has been booked in the Saints dugout...

55'

A hint of offside there as Chris Forretser looks to have broken through, but Steacy and O'Driscoll combine well to deny the Saints midfielder who looked set to score. That's a warning for Longford if there ever was one...

54'

Corner Kick

John Mountney (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

52'

Free Kick

Alfie Lewis (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

Lewis' free-kick finds Paddy Barrett free but Lee Steacy claims well under pressure. The Saints have been stung into life here!

52'

Longford Town completely caugh Pats unaware with that start - and to be fair they never looked like scoring in the first-half. 1-1 and it is game on! 

50'

Yellow Card

Paddy Barrett (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.

48'

PENALTY SCORED!

Aaron Dobbs (Longford Town) scores from the penalty spot.

LONGFORD LEVELL! 

Aaron Dobbs scores from the spot after Rob Manley was pulled down by Alfie Lewis after Jaros' poor clearance - and the Town are level. 1-1! 

48'

Yellow Card

Alfie Lewis (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.

47'

PENALTY LONGFORD!!!!!!

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Longford Town and St. Patrick's Athletic has started.

46'

Substitution

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

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Longford Town and St. Patrick's Athletic.

Half-time in the Midlands - and the Saints are looking like they are going to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat at home to Dundalk before the break. All St Pat's and Longford need to pull something special out of the fire in this one...

45' + 1'

Corner Kick

John Mountney (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

45' + 1'

We will have one minute of added time...

45'

Free Kick

John Mountney (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

44'

Rob Manley shoots from outside the box - but he can't make much of his effort as Jaros saves easily.... 

43'

Yellow Card

Aodh Dervin (Longford Town) is booked.

41'

ASSIST!

John Mountney (St. Patrick's Athletic) provides the assist.

41'

GOAL!

Robbie Benson (St. Patrick's Athletic) scores.

And Pats finally get the goal they deserve as Benson - the Westmeath man - heads home with a glancing header. The hosts have been under serious pressure and it has finally told! 

41'

Corner Kick

John Mountney (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

40'

Paddy Barrett is causing Longford all sorts of problems with crossfield balls - but Longford are just about dealing with it. Town need the break..

37'

Yellow Card

Ian Bermingham (St. Patrick's Athletic) is booked.

36'

Corner Kick

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

34'

Mattie Smith really should score at the back post but he scuffs his lines as he was found by Alfie Lewis' ball. Town need half-time I think... 

33'

Longford Town are maybe guilty of over playing it at times - but they are looking to create openings. Paddy Kirk the next to try something but Barrett mops up the danger. Dobbs and Manley are living off scraps.

31'

Yellow Card

Dylan Grimes (Longford Town) is booked.

30'

Free Kick

Robbie Benson (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

27'

Corner Kick

John Mountney (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

Another close shave for Longford as Paddy Barrett heads wide at the back post.. Longford are somehow still level. 

26'

The Saints are really starting to turn the screw now - and Aaron O'Driscoll is forced to hack the ball away after some pressure...

25'

Free Kick

Alfie Lewis (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

25'

Yellow Card

Aaron Robinson (Longford Town) is booked.

23'

St Patrick's Athletic have the ball in the back of the net but there was a handball - and Longford Town win a free-kick... Still scoreless here somehow...

22'

Corner Kick

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

20'

Some signs of life from Longford Town as Dylan Grimes looks to play in Aaron Dobbs - but the ball is cut out by the Saints defence... 

18'

Free Kick

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

15'

Derek Tomney is earning himself the wrath of the home crowd this evening. And I'm not sure what that's for. But they're back - and that is great! 

13'

Longford Town are struggling to get to grips with the St Patrick's Athletic press and intensity - The Saints are well up for this one...

11'

Corner Kick

Robbie Benson (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a corner-kick.

10'

Free Kick

Rónán Coughlan (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

WHAT A SAVE! 

Lee Steacy takes it out of the top corner with a strong hand for a corner. The Saints are looking really ominous so far... 

10'

Yellow Card

Aaron O'Driscoll (Longford Town) is booked.

9'

Close for the Saints who have looked menacing. Alfie Lewis shoots wide after some good hold up play from Ronan Coughlan - but Longford survive...

7'

Free Kick

Robbie Benson (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

6'

Rob Manley with some good play down the right - but the Saints clear under pressure. Longfprd lining up with a 4-3-2-1... 

4'

Free Kick

Alfie Lewis (St. Patrick's Athletic) takes a free-kick.

Lee Steacy is forced into a good save from Paddy Barrett's header - and tips over the bar. The resulting corner coems to nothing...

2'

Longford Town have started on the front foot and won a corner after some good play from Rob Manley. It came to nothing however...

1'

Corner Kick

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

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Longford Town and St. Patrick's Athletic has kicked off.

0'

And the warm-ups are just complete - the players will be taking to the field of play shortly! 

0'

We have 200 fans in attendance this evening - and it is already making a real difference. Hopefully we'll be able to welcome even more back into stadia sooner rather than later! 

0'

Longford Town will be without Daire Doyle in the dugout tonight, and Stephen Maher takes charge in his place. Stephen O'Donnell is also serving a touchline ban, and Alan Mathews will take his place in the Saints dugout...

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Longford Town are winless since their opening league game of the season when they saw off Derry City by two goals at Bishopsgate.

St Patrick’s Athletic on the other hand have only won twice away from home all season – securing wins over Bohemians and Finn Harps on their travels.

Longford have not defeated the Saints at home since August 2007, the year when now-manager Daire Doyle played for the Red and Black as a player.

0'

Good evening folks and welcome to Bishopsgate as Longford Town host St Patrick's Athletic in the Premier Division. 

I'm Andrew Dempsey and I will be taking you all through tonight's action. 

Teams are in and Pats make two changes from their defeat before the break as Ronan Coughlan and Alfie Lewis come in for Jamie Lennon and the suspended Sam Bone. 

Longford make one from their late defeat at home to Shamrock Rovers as Dylan Grimes replaces Callum Thompson.. 





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
Michael McDonnell 5
Defender
Aaron McNally 21
Defender
Aaron O'Driscoll 12
Booked: 10'
Defender
Aodh Dervin 16
Booked: 43'
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes 7
Booked: 31'
46'
46Subbed Off: Callum Thompson 46'
Midfielder
Aaron Robinson 4
Booked: 25'
69'
69Subbed Off: Dean Byrne 69'
Midfielder
© Dean Zambra 6
Midfielder
Aaron Dobbs 9
Peno Scored: 48'
76'
76Subbed Off: Conor Davis 76'
Forward
Rob Manley 8
84'
84Subbed Off: Aaron McCabe 84'
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Byrne 20
69'
69Subbed On: Aaron Robinson 69'
Forward
Karl Chambers 19
Forward
Conor Davis 25
76'
76Subbed On: Aaron Dobbs 76'
Forward
Michael Kelly 30
Goalkeeper
Ben Lynch
Midfield
Joseph Manley 22
Defender
Aaron McCabe 15
84'
84Subbed On: Rob Manley 84'
Forward
Matthew O'Brien 17
Midfield
Callum Thompson 11
46'
46Subbed On: Dylan Grimes 46'
Midfield
St. Pats
DJune 25, 2021
Waterford 1 - 1 St. Pats
LJuly 2, 2021
Bohs 3 - 2 St. Pats
WJuly 9, 2021
St. Pats 1 - 0 Derry
WJuly 16, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 0 Drogheda
WJuly 23, 2021
St. Pats 6 - 0 Bray
1 Vitezslav Jaros
Goalkeeper
2 John Mountney
Defender
5 Lee Desmond
Defender
3 Ian Bermingham ©
Defender
Booked: 37'
29 Paddy Barrett
Defender
Booked: 50'
16 Alfie Lewis
Midfielder
Booked: 48'
15 Billy King
Midfielder 64'
64Subbed Off: Darragh Burns 64'
8 Chris Forrester
Midfielder 90'
90Subbed Off: Ben McCormack 90'
7 Robbie Benson
Midfielder
Scored: 41'
12 Matty Smith
Forward
Scored: 63'
90'
90Subbed Off: Jason McClelland 90'
10 Rónán Coughlan
Forward
Scored: 81'

Substitutes
27 Daniel Norris
Midfield
21 Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
18 Ben McCormack
Midfield 90'
90Subbed On: Chris Forrester 90'
16 Jason McClelland
Midfield 90'
90Subbed On: Matty Smith 90'
Thomas Lonergan
Unknown
25 Josh Keeley
Goalkeeper
31 Kian Corbally
Midfield
17 Darragh Burns
Midfield 64'
64Subbed On: Billy King 64'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:30 p.m. June 12, 2021

Venue: Bishopsgate

Referee: Derek Tomney

Attendance: Unknown

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