LONGFORD TOWN 1 (Tristan Niack-Hofmann 8′)
SHELBOURNE 3 (Jamie Doyle 34′, Adam Evans 66′, Reece McEnteer 85′)
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It really was a game of two halves here at the City Calling Stadium.
Longford started brightly and deserved their lead through Noack-Hofmann’s header from a corner. Shelbourne battled back into the game well and Jamie Doyle’s low finish with his left foot was a deserved equaliser.
Longford never really came out for the second half and O’Reilly was sent off for two yellow cards.
Shelbourne then took control with a fine team goal that was finished by Adam Evans six minutes after gaining the man advantage. McEnteer’s goal late on made sure of the three points for the away side.
Longford Town : Paul Skinner, Aidan Friel, Tristan Noack-Hofman, Noel Haverty (Reece Gorman 23′), Dean Zambra, Sam Verdon, Jake Kelly (Kaleem Simon 73′), Cody Mulhall (Paul Finnegan 63′), Karl Chambers, Daniel O’Reilly, Don Cowan
Substitutes : Gavin Boyne, Jack Brady, Aodh Dervin
Shelbourne : Dean Delany, James Browne, Reece McEnteer, Aidan Collins, Derek Prendergast, Alan Byrne, Adam Evans, Jamie Doyle (James English 73′), Niall Lanigan, David O’Leary, Chris Lyons (Aaron Ashe 78′).
Subs not used : Jamie Quinn, Sean Byrne, Dayle Rooney, Dylan Kavanagh, James O’Brien.