Longford Town lose out to late goal against the league champions Waterford

SSE Airtricity League First Division - Round 27

Leader Reporter


Leader Reporter



Airtricity League First Division

Local lad Aodh Dervin pictured in action for Longford Town.

Longford Town slipped back down to fifth in the table as they fell to a defeat away to the First Division champions Waterford FC in the second last league game of the season on Friday night.

Waterford FC . . .  1   Longford Town . . . 0

Substitute Davy McDaid got the only goal in the 81st minute when he picked up a long ball out of the defence and lobbed his neat effort over the Town keeper Jack Brady. In the four league fixtures between the clubs this season Longford just collected a single point against Waterford.

It was typical end of season fare on the pitch with neither side really dominating possession and a draw would been a fair result. Off the pitch the RSC was rocking as a bumper crowd of 2,547 were in attendance to see Waterford lift the First Division trophy.

 Once again Town manager Neale Fenn gave local lad Aodh Dervin a start and he put in another good display. Tristan Noack Hofmann also returned to the starting line-up after being on the bench against UCD the previous week.

WATERFORD FC: Ian McLoughlin; Paddy Barrett, Kenny Browne, Derek Daly, Sean Heaney; Gary Comerford, Paul Keegan, Sander Puri, Aaron Drinan; Anthony McAlavey, Mark O’Sullivan.

Subs:- John Martin for Daly (injured, 6 mins); Dean O’Halloran for Heaney (68 mins); Davy McDaid for O’Sullivan (71 mins).

LONGFORD TOWN: Jack Brady; Alan Kehoe, Daniel O’Reilly, Rhys Gorman, Tristan Noack-Hofmann; Kaleem Simon, Aodh Dervin, Dean Zambra, Karl Chambers; Sam Verdon; David O’Sullivan.

Subs:- Kealan Dillon for Simon (half-time); Don Cowan for Gorman (61 mins); Peter Hopkins for Chambers (66 mins).

Referee: David Keeler (Cork).