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23/10/2021

Longford Town boss Neal Fenn thrilled as Sam Verdon winner puts his side in play-off position

SSE Airtricity League First Division - Round 17: Longford Town 1 Drogheda United 0

Longford Town boss Neal Fenn thrilled as Sam Verdon winner puts his side in play-off position

Longford Town's Aodh Dervin gets his header away against Drogheda United at City Calling Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Syl Healy

Longford Town bounced back from their defeat away to Cabinteely to pick up all three points at home to Drogheda Utd on Friday and move up to fourth in the table as the league takes its mid-season break.

Town manager Neale Fenn was not only delighted to get the win but the fact it has moved his side back into the play-off places.

“We are obviously delighted. That puts us back into the play-off positions; two points off second I think and eight points off the top with 10 to play. All to play for and we are delighted that the boys put in such a shift,” said Fenn.

Sam Verdon got the only goal of the game in the 27th minute when he headed home Dylan McGlade’s free kick.

See Wednesday's Longford Leader for more.

LONGFORD TOWN: Michael Kelly; Shane Elworthy, Mick McDonnell, Daniel O’Reilly, Tristan Noack-Hofmann; Dean Zambra, Karl Chambers, Jamie Hollywood, Aodh Dervin, Dylan McGlade; Sam Verdon.

Sub: Chris Mulhall for Verdon (81 mins)

DROGHEDA UNITED: Paul Skinner; Colm Deasy, Luke Gallagher, Kevin Farragher, Ciaran Kelly; Gareth McCaffrey, Mark Doyle, Jake Hyland, Richie Purdy, Sean Brennan; Chris Lyons

Subs: William Hondermack for Purdy (63 mins), Lee Duffy for McCaffrey (78 mins)

REFEREE: Marc Lynch

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