Longford Town conquer Cabinteely in moving up the First Division table

SSE Airtricity League First Division - Round 7

Deniese O'Flaherty


Deniese O'Flaherty



Airtricity League First Division

Tristan Noack-Hofmann pictured in action for Longford Town against Cabinteely at City Calling Stadium. Photo: Syl Healy.

Longford Town moved up to fourth in the First Division table, just two points behind the leaders Drogheda United, following a fine win against Cabinteely at City Calling Stadium on Saturday night. 

Longford Town . . . 3       Cabinteely . . . . 0

It was not pretty but the result was all that mattered as the Town picked up the three vital points which saw them remain unbeaten at home in four league games this season. Longford travel to play Drogheda United on Friday night on the back of positive performances away to Galway and the home clash against Cabinteely.

There was an element of luck about the Town’s first goal in the 9th minute as a cross from Shane Elworthy was deflected into the net by Cabinteely defender Kieran Butler while second half substitutes Peter Hopkins and Dean Byrne scored the late goals to make the victory absolutely certain.

LONGFORD TOWN:  Michael Kelly; Shane Elworthy, Daniel O’Reilly, Mick McDonnell, Tristan Noack-Hofmann; Evan Galvin, Dean Zambra, Aodh Dervin, Karl Chambers; Sam Verdon, Chris Mulhall.

Subs:- Adam O’Connor for O’Reilly (injured, 16 mins), Peter Hopkins for Chambers (59 mins), Dean Byrne for Verdon (85 mins).

CABINTEELY: Finn McGowan; Jack Tuite, Kevin Knight, Kieran Butler, Eoin Stokes; Christian Lotefa, Andy O’Reilly, Jack Watson, Steven Ball; Kieran Marty Waters, Paul Fox

Subs:- Dean Casey for Fox (67 mins), Kaleem Simon for Lotefa (77 mins).

Referee: Adriano Reale (Dublin).