Tristan Noack-Hofmann pictured in action for Longford Town against UCD at City Calling Stadium on Saturday night. Photo: Syl Healy
Longford Town finished their season with a deserved draw against First Division champions UCD at City Calling Stadium on Saturday night but missed out on a place in the promotion play-offs.
Longford Town . . . 2 UCD . . . 2
With Drogheda United winning away to Cobh Ramblers, it meant the Town result in the final round of fixtures was immaterial although they did give their supporters something to shout about in battling back from 2-0 down to finish all square against the students.
Longford were very sluggish in the first half, offering very little up front, but in the second half they produced an excellent performance and got back into the game with two goals from Dean Dillon to snatch a point.
UCD played like the champions they are in the first half and took a 2-0 goal advantage going in at the break.
LONGFORD TOWN: Mick Kelly; Shane Elworthy, Daniel O’Reilly, Michael McDonnell, Tristan Noack-Hofmann; Karl Chambers, Aodh Dervin, Dean Zambra, Dylan McGlade; Dean Dillon; Jamie Doyle.
Sub:- Jackson Ryan for Doyle (61 mins).
UCD: Gavin Sheridan; Dan Tobin, Josh Collins, Evan Farrell, Paul Doyle; Kevin Coffey, Greg Sloggett, Daire O’Connor, Gary O’Neill; Yoyo Mahdy, Jason McClelland.
Subs:- Neil Farrugia for McClelland (67 mins); Conor Crowley for O’Connor (71 mins); Darragh Corcoran for Tobin (75 mins).
Referee: Eoghan O’Shea (Tipperary).