LONGFORD TOWN 2 (Peter Hopkins 22′, Karl Chambers 90+1′)
SHELBOURNE FC 0
Dean Delaney’s blunder hands Longford all three points and Chambers sealed the win as they remain the only unbeaten side in the league and jump up to second in the table.
Longford broke the deadlock through a terrible error from Shels keeper Dean Delaney. He threw the ball straight to Hopkins and he easily went around Luke Byrne and fired low past Delaney. Longford were the much better side in the opening half, Zambra had a long-range effort tipped over the bar by Delaney just after the home side took the lead.
Shelbourne were much better in the second half. Brennan had a free header from a corner, but his effort was cleared off the line. However, Chambers made sure of the win after he was played through and smashed the ball in off the post.
Neale Fenn will be happy with the three points, but will be unimpressed with the majority of his side’s performance in the second half. Much work for Ian Morris to do though as Shelbourne couldn’t find a breakthrough despite all of their possession in the second half.
Report courtesy of sseairtricityleague.ie
Longford Town: Lee Steacy, Shane Elworthy, Anto Breslin, Mick McDonnell, Dean Zambra, Peter Hopkins (Karl Chambers 79′), Aaron Dobbs (Jamie Doyle 81′), Conor Kenna, Aodh Dervin, Dean Byrne, Sam Verdon (Paul O’Connor 88′)
Subs not used: Jack Menton, Tristan Noack-Hofmann, Joe Manley, Sean Brennan.
Shelbourne: Dean Delany, John Ross Wilson. Lorcan Fitzgerald, Luke Byrne, Daniel Byrne, Oscar Brennan, Darragh Noone (James English 59′), Ryan Brennan, Conan Byrne (Dayle Rooney 19′), Karl Moore, Ciarán Kilduff
Subs not used: Colin McCabe, Derek Prendergast, Sean Quinn, Flavio Marku, Daniel McKenna.