Slashers overcome Abbeylara

Longford Slashers....0-13 Abbeylara............1-8

Longford Slashers....0-13

Abbeylara............1-8

It took Longford Slashers quite some time to assert their superiority over a spirited Abbeylara side but they eventually got on top in producing a strong second half performance that was good enough to earn the title holders a place in the Senior Football Championship semi-final against Colmcille or Killoe Young Emmets on Sunday August 28th. Four points in front with time running out and apparently in control, Slashers suffered a self inflicted late scare when a blunder gave the ball away and it all ended up with Niall Sheridan getting a vital touch from a centre from Robbie Smyth to create a clear-cut chance for Bernard Crawford to fire home a goal in the 57th minute.

Pick up a copy of today’s (Wedbnesday) Longford Leader for the full match report.