Dylan McGlade scores hat-trick as Longford Town conquer Cabinteely

SSE Airtricity League First Division - Round 25

Deniese O'Flaherty

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Airtricity League First Division

Karl Chambers pictured in action for Longford Town against Cabinteely in the Airtricity League First Division game at City Calling Stadium on Saturday night. Photo: Syl Healy

Longford Town’s wing wizard Dylan McGlade weaved his magic as Longford Town recorded a vital win over Cabinteely at City Calling Stadium on Saturday night which moves them up to fourth in the table and into the First Division promotion play-off places.

Longford Town . . . 4      Cabinteely . . . 1

McGlade left it late to complete his hat-trick with two goals coming in stoppage time but they were as special as the player himself. Karl Chambers scored the opening goal for the home side in the 33rd minute.

Two minutes from the break the Town doubled their advantage with a fantastic goal; Peter Hopkins played a perfect pass to McGlade who from a tight angle struck the ball past Cabinteely keeper McGuinness and it was no more than Longford deserved.

With just two games left to play in the league Longford’s destiny is still very much in their hands. Their next league game is on Friday 14th September away to Drogheda United and a win there will secure a place in the promotion play-offs.

LONGFORD TOWN:  Mick Kelly; Shane Elworthy, Daniel O’Reilly, Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Karl Chambers; Peter Hopkins, Aodh Dervin, Dean Zambra, Dylan McGlade; Darren Meenan, Jamie Doyle.

Sub:- Mick McDonnell for Chambers (injured, 71 mins).

CABINTEELY: Stephen McGuinness; Karl Byrne, Daniel Blackbyrne, Jack Tuite, Robert McGee; Eoghan Morgan, Andrew O’Reilly, Luke Clucas, Dean Casey; Keith Dalton; Kieran Marty Waters.

Subs:- Joe Doyle for Morgan and Paul Fox for Casy (68 mins); Adam Maher for Clucas (86 mins).

Referee: Michael Connolly (Donegal).