Longford Town continue the build for the start of the 2017 SSE Airtircity First Division with a friendly against Bohemians this Thursday at the AUL Complex (Kick off, 7:30pm)
Alan Matthews has seen some major improvements that the team is starting to gel with the three friendly games gone so far.
The first friendly was a tough challenge against Bray Wanderers which seen the Wicklow team win 1-nil thanks to an early goal from Pender. Bray will be looking at European qualification this year in the Premier Division and have invested heavily in the squad this year so it was a good performance from Longford against this much improved Bray outfit.
Next up for Longford was the challenge of Sligo Rovers at The City Calling Stadium.
Two goals in the first half by centre backs Noel Haverty and Stephen Walsh had the Town 2-1 up at half time and then with eight minutes to go in the second half ten minutes after Sligo equalising substitute Cody Mulhall scored the winner to give Alan Matthews a confidence booster win against Premier opposition.
Four days later Finn Harps were the visitors and another win was got for The Town as Davy O’Sullivan and Kevin O’Connor found the net.
Bohs are the next challenge for them and no doubt Alan Matthews will be hoping this good form continues and is then brought into the league.
It may be the league so other teams are obviously trying out things themselves ahead of the league but it is clear for Longford that improvements are being made, how much of an improvement it won’t really be known till the league but its positive for the managers and fans.
Bray Wanderers 1 – 0 Longford Town
Longford Town 3 – 2 Sligo Rovers
Longford Town 2 – 0 Finn Harps