Longford Town will continue on with their first Division schedule of matches this weekend when they face Waterford in the RSC on later this evening. The match has been allocated a 7.45 kick off.
If we cast our minds back to the beginning of the season both Waterford and Longford would have been considered to have been genuine promotion contenders. Waterford with 7 wins so far have perhaps best justified that tag, while promotion for Longford already looks out of reach. Alan Mathew’s side currently sit twelve points off the top of the table.
Granted it’s still early in the season, however with the mid-season break fast approaching it looks unlikely that the Midlands club will be making an immediate return to the top flight. Longford’s season has been dogged by their failure to score goals and as a result Longford are finding it difficult to pick up points.
With Waterford chasing promotion there is a genuine interest in the Club down South. Large attendances are back at the RSC and Longford can expect a hostile atmosphere on Friday night. The visiting side will face a difficult task later tonight, Waterford have now gone eleven games unbeaten. Waterford defeated Wexford last week to maintain their challenge for the top, the win came at a cost as Mark O’Sullivan went off with a suspected fracture.
The previous meeting between the sides in the league this season ended 0-0 and with Waterford missing a number of players Longford will be hopeful of at least coming out of the South East unbeaten.