Town 19’s claim late point on emotional day

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Today’s LTFC team.

It was an emotional day at the City Calling Stadium as Longford Town’s under 19’s claimed a last-gasp equaliser from the spot against the Cavan/Monaghan football partnership. It’s been a tragic week in the Midlands, following the passing of seventeen-year-old Demola Adetosoye, with a number of “De Town’s” young stars attending his funeral on the same day as this very match. Continue reading

Town survive late pressure to overcome Drogheda in five-goal thriller (U-17’s)

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LTFC team-sheet

A fantastic first-half performance from James Dermody’s Longford Town under-17 side set the foundations for a wonderful 3-2 win over Drogheda United on Sunday afternoon. Taking the lead after just four minutes, you could have been forgiven for thinking “De Town” were in for an easy ride after Dylan Steward fired home from close range after an excellent through ball. However, Drogheda United were showing some early threat of their own, particularly down the left-hand-side.

With the senior side losing 1-0 to Waterford FC at the same venue last night thanks to an error from ‘keeper Paul Skinner, Rhys Murphy Monghan would have been eager not to recreate any such incident here. Continue reading

Town under-19’s smash six past local rivals

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Tonight’s game took place at City Calling Stadium.

Longford Town FC continued their impeccable record against arch rivals Athlone Town this season, but tonight it was the under-19’s who had their “El Clasico” moment as Darren McGarry’s side put six past a sloppy Athlone side. Continue reading

Late drama as Fenn is made to sweat for first win

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Neale Fenn accepts the congratulations of Longford Town fans following his first win in charge. – Photo credit – @betweenstripes

An improved attendance, a first ever League of Ireland victory over Cabinteely, a clean sheet and a Daniel O’Reilly wonder-goal made up the story of the night as Longford Town FC claimed a maiden triumph under new boss Neale Fenn Continue reading

AUDIO REPORT: Longford Town 5-0 Wexford FC

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Between the Stripes audio report as Longford Town hammered bottom side Wexford FC 5-0 at the City Calling Stadium on Saturday night in what would prove to be Alan Mathews final game in charge. https://soundcloud.com/user-615495322/audio-report-longford-town-5-0-wexford-fc

Curran double helps Longford to first home win since October 2015

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A brace from former Galway man Curran helps Longford on their way to first home win since October 2015. Image via http://www.galwayunitedfc.ie

Going into Saturday night’s game at the City Calling Stadium, Longford Town were without a home win for over seventeen months so to concede after just three minutes was far from the ideal for Alan Mathews side. However, an Enda Curran brace and a second half strike from captain Kevin O’Connor saw “De Town” through as they cut the gap on leaders Waterford FC to eight points. Continue reading