Allianz National Football League Division 3 – Round 7
Longford . . . . . . 2-12 Wexford . . . . . . 1–13
Longford maintained their excellent unbeaten record in Division 3 of the National Football League with a narrow win over Wexford at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday to finish top of the table and keep the momentum going in the build up to the Leinster Championship first round clash against Laois at the same venue on May 20th.
While there was nothing at stake in this meaningless final fixture it must be said that the much understrength home county showed a lot of character in coming back from three points down at one stage of the second half to eventually emerge victorious thanks to crucial goals from Brian Kavanagh (who scored 1-7 in total) and Michael Quinn in the space of a minute.
With promotion already secured to Division 2 next season and the counties clashing again in the Division 3 League Final at Croke Park on Saturday April 28th, not much emphasis will be placed on last Sunday’s result in what was a warm up for the real thing but at least there were plenty of scores to entertain the attendance of around 400 who braved the cold conditions.
Wexford, who had corner-back Sean Culleton sent-off in the 30th minute of the first half, were also short several regulars as their manager Jason Ryan opted to give some other members of his squad a run and just seven of the team that featured in the promotion clincher win away to Antrim in the previous round were in action on this occasion.
Read the full report in the next edition of The Longford Leader