Shelbourne and Longford Town are both clubs with rich histories that have ploughed a furrow in European competition in the past. They now share the same objective in getting out of the S-S-E Airtricity League first division and back into the top tier. Longford Town are currently in fourth place in the table with Shelbourne two points behind them in sixth place. Both sides have played 21 games.
They face each other tonight in the City Calling stadium at 7.30pm. Neale Fenn the Longford Town manager has been previewing the clash with Shannonside Northern Sounds John Lynch and the Former Cork City striker f reflects back on their win last weekend over Wexford FC by 2 goals to 1 and he also has telling John about how he has to find out as much as possible about the players that he has at his disposal. You can hear their conversation here:
Waterford FC have maintained their nine-point lead at the summit of the First Division with a 3-1 home win over Athlone Town. Cabinteely beat their south Dublin rivals UCD 3-2 at Belfield. While Cobh Ramblers won 1-nil at Wexford FC.
The Football Association of Ireland have announced that League of Ireland attendances have grown considerably this season. New figures released today show a growth of 48.8 per cent compared to the same point of last season.
291,500 spectators have come through the gate for Premier and First Division matches with an average of 12,680 per week across the League.
Dinny Corcoran’s 13th goal of the season has given Bohemians a 2-1 win at their rivals Shamrock Rovers in tonight’s Dublin derby in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. It ends a run of three successive victories for the Hoops in the fixture. Ismahil Akinade had put Bohemians ahead after 28-minutes before David McAllister headed an equaliser for Rovers.
Cork City are 18-points clear at the top – with a game in hand. Garry Buckley and Karl Sheppard scored as John Caulfield’s side came from behind to win 2-1 against Galway at Turner’s Cross. Mark Timlin scored on his Finn Harps debut as they won 3-2 at Bray Wanderers.
St Patricks Athletic are four-points clear of the relegation places after a 1-nil victory at Drogheda. Chris Fagan got the winner at United Park.