Longford Town 2 Galway United 1

Longford Town move back to second in the SSE Airtricity League First Division with a two-one win over Galway United in their game in hand.

Neale Fenn’s side are just one point behind league leaders Shelbourne after 15 games.

Longford Town dominated the first-half and were two nil up after 20 minutes. Dean Byrne opened the scoring after 12 minutes. Sam Verdon doubled the lead eight minutes later when Sam Verdon struck from close range after being set up by Aodh Dervin.

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Galway United pulled one back in the 56th minute through Shane Doherty when he was played through on goal and chipped goalkeeper Lee Steacy.

Galway United Piled on the pressure towards the end of the game but couldn’t force an equaliser.

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