Longford Town 4 Galway United 0

A strong second-half showing saw Longford Town see off Galway United 4-0 in City Calling Stadium writes Andrew Dempsey.

Galway had provided stubborn opposition in a game that Town needed to win, yet the hosts couldn’t break down the visitors defence.

With time appearing to be running out, Longford took the lead through Dean Byrne with just over twenty minutes remaining as he toe-poked home from an Anto Breslin cross.

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Boyd then grabbed the deserved goal his performance merited as he slotted home minutes later to secure all three points for Town. Byrne added the gloss to score-line late with a deft finish.

There was still time however for fourth as Joe Manley scored his first Longford Town at the death, heading home at the back post.

The win moves town back to third in the first division behind Drogheda United on goal difference with both sides eight points behind Shelbourne.

Longford Town: Steacy; Elworthy, Manley, Kenna, McDonnell, Breslin; Dervin, Verdon (Zambra, 84); Grimes (Dobbs, 69), Boyd (Hopkins, 84), Byrne

Galway United: Horgan; Ludden (Costelloe, 83), Horgan (Melody, 76), Nugent, Walsh, Brouder, Davoren; Kelly (Barry, 61), Higgins; Layng, Faherty