Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 24, 2015
Venue: United Park
Att: 651
TV:

Sean Thornton 75' -
Red: 75'


Scored: 2'
- David O'Sullivan 2'

Scored: 59'
- Mark Salmon 59'

Scored: 81'
- Mark Salmon 81'



League Report: Drogheda United 0 - 3 Longford Town

Sat, Apr 25 2015

Credit: Larry McQuillan

A brace from Mark Salmon and an early goal from striker David O’Sullivan gave Longford Town their second away win of the season and moved them up to sixth in the Premier Division table.

 

It was an assured performance from the Town as they recorded their biggest win of the season so far and kept a clean sheet for only the second time.

 

Drogheda threatened a few times but never really troubled Town netminder Paul Skinner who had a firm back four in front of him with Mark Rossiter impressive. Other players that impressed were Ben Mohamed and Kevin O’Connor. While for the home side Sean Thornton put in a good shift in the middle of the park but finished the game early after receiving a straight red in the 75th minute.

 

The visitors opened the scoring in the second minute when David O’Sullivan finished off a move involving Gary Shaw and Pat Sullivan.

 

O’Sullivan had a chance to double his side’s advantage in the 14th minute but Michael Schlingermann got down to save. The home side’s first real chance came in the 18th minute but Michael Daly shot over after receiving a pass from Jason Marks.

 

Shaw had a great chance to double his side’s advantage in the 34th minute but he blasted his shot over the bar. Ben Mohamed was also guilty of poor shooting just before the break as the visitors ended the half well.

 

Minutes into the second half Mohamed had another chance but his shot lacked power and Schlingermann was able to gather. Tiernan Mulvenna squandered a good chance for Drogs in the 52nd minute; he worked his way into the box but was forced out wide by good Town defending and his shot was blocked. The ball came back in but Town were able to clear.

 

Drogheda were to rue that chance minutes later as Town got their second of the night; goalscorer O’Sullivan turned provider for Mark Salmon to have the easiest of tap-ins.

 

Two mintues later and Town very nearly got another goal but Schlingermann was alert to come and gather the ball ahead of O’Sullivan.

 

The home side only played in patches but still had players that could cause danger; Cathal Brady found Daryl Kavanagh in the 66th minute but his shot was saved  by Town keeper Skinner.

 

In the 75th minute Drogheda were reduced to 10 men when Thorton was sent off for showing his studs in a tackle on Rossiter.

 

With numerical advantage Town contined to apply pressure as Drogheda couldn’t muster up any chances.

 

In the 82nd minute Town got their third goal when substitute Kalem Simon played the ball across the face of goal and Salmon finished it to the net. Right at the end the midfielder could’ve got a hat-trick but he shot wide.

 

 

Drogheda Utd: Michael Schlingermann; Sam McGowan, Lloyd Buckley, Alan Byrne, Joe Gorman; Cathal Brady (Lee Duffy 71), Michael Daly, Sean Thornton, Jason Marks; Tiernan Mulvenna (Stephen Maher 80), Daryl Kavanagh (Carl Walsh 84)
Subs not used: Dylan Connolly (gk), Sean Brennan, Mark Hughes, Robert O’Reilly.

Booked: Byrne (56).
Sent Off: Thorton (75).

 

Longford Town: Paul Skinner; Pat Sullivan, Pat Flynn, Mark Rossiter (Jamie Mulhall 84), Conor Powell; Kevin O’Connor; Mark Salmon, Stephen Rice, Ben Mohamed (Rhys Gorman 77); Gary Shaw, David O’Sullivan (Kalem Simon 77).
Subs not used: Dan Henderson (gk), Martin Deady, Lorcan Shannon, Willie Tyrrell.

Booked: None

 

Referee: Anthony Buttimer (Cork)

Attendance: 651.

Extratime man of the match: Kevin O’Connor (Longford Town).

 

 



Drogheda United
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Sam McGowan
Defender
Joe Gorman
Defender
Alan Byrne
56Booked: 56'
Defender
Lloyd Buckley
Defender
Sean Thornton
75Sent off: 75'
Midfielder
Jason Marks
Midfielder
Michael Daly
Midfielder
Cathal Brady
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Midfielder
Tiarnan Mulvenna
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Forward
Daryl Kavanagh
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Forward

Substitutes
Carl Walshe
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Forward
Robert O'Reilly
Defender
Stephen Maher
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Midfield
Mark Hughes
Midfield
Lee Duffy
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Forward
Dylan Connolly
Goalkeeper
Sean Brennan
Midfield
Longford Town
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Mark Rossiter
Defender 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Conor Powell
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Pat Sullivan
Defender
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Kevin O'Connor
Midfielder
Ayman Ben Mohamed
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Mark Salmon
Midfielder
59Scored: 59'
81Scored: 81'
David O'Sullivan
Forward
2Scored: 2'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Gary Shaw
Forward

Substitutes
James Mulhall
Defender
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Daniel Henderson
Goalkeeper
Rhys Gorman
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Martin Deady
Midfield
Lorcan Shannon
Midfield
Kaleem Simon
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Willie Tyrell
Defender


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