Longford ladies brave revival not enough as Kildare plunder for late winning goal

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 3 Round 1 - Longford 2-10 Kildare 3-10

Longford ladies rallied bravely and fought back to draw level with Kildare during their Lidl National Football League Division 3 Round 1 clash in Devine Park, Edgeworthstown on Saturday, however, a Nessa Dooley goal deep in stoppage time gave the Lilywhites a dramatic victory.

Longford trailed by eight points at the interval, 0-4 to 2-6, and their great revival, boosted by goals from Aisling Greene and Sarah Shannon, saw them level proceedings at 2-10 apiece by the first minute of stoppage time.

Longford, who missed a lot of scoring chances, particularly in the first half, lost Michelle Farrell to a second yellow card in those action packed stoppage time minutes before Dooley, with her second goal, sealed the win for the Lilywhites.

See Wednesday’s Longford Leader for more.

LONGFORD: Aisling Greene (1-3), Sarah Shannon (1-3, 0-1 free), Michelle Farrell (0-3, 0-2 frees), Ciara Healy (0-1).

KILDARE: Nessa Dooley (2-1, 1-0 penalty), Mikaela McKenna (1-0), Grace Clifford (0-2); Lara Curran (0-2, 0-1 free), Molly Price (0-2); Orlaith Sullivan (0-2, 0-1 free), Aoife Rattigan (0-1).

REFEREE: Kieran McKeever (Armagh)

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