Longford Town 1-1 Shelbourne : REPORT

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LONGFORD TOWN 1 (Dylan McGlade 61')

SHELBOURNE 1 (Dave O'Sullivan 50')

David O'Sullivan came back to the City Calling Stadium to haunt his old club as his goal led to the sides sharing the spoils on a calm night in the Midlands.

The first half was all Shelbourne, and they had numerous chances to take the lead, including a goal that was correctly disallowed for offside. Longford were poor in the opening half but they were considerably better in the second 45 minutes.

However, it still took the away side to score first for them to get fully going. Lorcan Fitzgerald's corner on the right was met by a ferocious header by David O'Sullivan and he directed it perfectly into the roof of the net.

However, it was a major mistake that led to De Town's equaliser. As the match wore on Dylan McGlade's influence on the game was growing. It was James English who passed the ball back without looking and he gave it to Dylan McGlade on the right wing. He cut inside and drilled a hard shot past Lee Stacey, who had no chance.

The draw isn't much good to either side as both teams continue to sit outside the playoff positions.

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Longford Town: Michael Kelly, Shane Elworthy, Daniel O'Reilly, Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Michael McDonnell, Peter Hopkins (Evan Galvin 63'), Aodh Dervin, Dylan McGlade, Jamie Hollywood (Darren Meenan 63'), Sam Verdon, Chris Mulhall (Dean Byrne 90')

Subs not used: Jack Brady, Dean Zambra, Karl Chambers, Daniel Ridge

Shelbourne: Lee Steacy, James Brown, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Derek Prendergast, Alan Byrne, Dave Mulcahy, Mark Hughes (Gavin Boyne 85'), Cian Kavanagh (Dayle Rooney 67'), Dave O'Sullivan, Adam Evans, James English,

Subs not used: Sean O'Connell, Reece McEnteer, Shane Farrell. Jamie Doyle, James O'Brien.