Saturday 24 February 2018

Sadlier strike puts Longford on the brink of relegation

Sligo Rovers 1 Longford 0

Football pitch
Football pitch

Longford Town have slipped closer to the First Division following defeat to Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds.

Kieran Sadlier got the only goal of the game, as Longford failed to find an equaliser despite a fighting second-half display.

The home side made three changes to the team that beat Dundalk with Gavin Peers, Phil Roberts and Sadlier all returning, and it took the latter just 13 minutes to open the scoring. Tobi Adebayo-Rowling’s slide-rule pass released the winger and his low shot deceived goalkeeper Ryan Coulter and crept inside the post.

They could have doubled this lead in the next ten minutes, as Roberts linked up well with top-scorer Raffaele Cretaro.

Longford pressed after the break, and Phillip Gannon forced a good low save from Ciaran Nugent, who went on to claim his fifth successive clean sheet as Rovers ground out the win.

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