Michelle Farrell on the attack for Longford against Sligo. Action from the Lidl Ladies Football National League Division 3 game at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday. Photo: Syl Healy
Following their narrow defeat against Kildare in the opening round the previous week, the Longford Ladies deservedly recorded their first win in Division 3 of the National League with the comfortable margin of six points to spare over Sligo at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday.
Longford . . . 4-14 Sligo . . . 4-8
Michelle Farrell, Emer Heaney, Aisling Greene and Anna McDonnell scored the goals for Longford in this vital victory.
Longford went in at the break five points in front: 2-7 to 1-5. They dominated the second half but Sligo added three more goals to their tally to keep themselves in the game.
Next up for Longford is an away trip to Offaly who have lost both their opening games.
LONGFORD: Emer Esler; Rachel O’Farrell, Leanne Keegan, Mairead Moore; Mairead Reynolds, Niamh Darcy; Aisling McCormack (0-1), Ciara Healy; Michelle Farrell (1-7), Aoife Darcy (0-3), Emer Heaney (1-0); Anna McDonnell (1-0), Aisling Greene (1-3), Sarah Shannon.
Sub:- Kara Shannon for A McCormack (38 mins).
SLIGO: Rachel Quigley; Aoife Morrisroe, Grainne O’Loughlin, Jacqui Mulligan; Michelle McNamara, Ruth Goodwin, Kelly Ann Henry; Bernie Byrne, Sinead Regan; Leah Kelly, Lauren Boles, Sarah Reynolds; Emma Keavney, Katie Walsh, Hannah Walsh.
Subs:- Laura Ann Laffey for L Kelly (26 mins); Cait O’Gorman for E Keavney and Else Codd for H Walsh (40 mins); Noelle Gormley for R Quigley (45 mins); Karen Maloney for S Reynolds (59 mins).
Referee: Des McEnery (Westmeath).