Longford Town -v- Wexford YouthsSat, Sep 08 2012
Longford Town will be looking for their second consecutive home win when they host Wexford Youths tomorrow evening.
Tony Cousins will have to plan without Jeff Flood, Noel Haverty, Gary Shaw and Daniel Purdy who all miss out through injury.
The Town have picked up four points from two games since a surprise home defeat to Finn Harps last month, but they can ill afford to drop any more with Limerick opening up a six point gap following a victory over Mervue United.
Wexford Youths travel to Flancare Park hoping to pick up their first win over the promotion hopefuls this season.
Shane Keegan will have a full squad to choose from, with no suspensions or injuries reported ahead of this game.
Keegan spoke to wexfordyouths.ie and he believes that recent results gives Wexford a serious chance of clinching fourth place.
“What The two results (in the league) have done is given us a serious fighting chance of getting that fourth place, effectively what it’s done is put fourth place in our own hands, now it’s also in Finn Harps own hands and Athlone’s own hands as well because we all have to play each other but if we win the majority of our games from now until the end of the season we finish in fourth place regardless of what the others do.”
Referee: Kevin O’Regan
Wexford Youths have yet to to pick up three points against Longford Town this season. Longford have won twice, with the other fixture ending in a 1-1 draw.
This fixture has produced a high number of bookings this season, with 15 yellow cards and three red cards recorded so far.
Daniel Purdy is Longford’s highest scorer in this fixture with two goals while Danny Furlong and Shane Dempsey have scored a goal each for Wexford.
Longford Town 8/15; Draw 5/2; Wexford Youths 5/1.
Longford Town to win 2-1.
Longford Injury News: Jeff Flood, Noel Haverty, Gary Shaw and Daniel Purdy.
Longford Suspended: None.
Wexford Youths Injury News: None.
Wexford Youths Suspended: None.
Alan Finn is a Sligo based reporter who joined the Extratime crew in 2012. If there is a match on in The Showgrounds, it is likely you will find him there.