Longford Town travel to Cabinteely this Friday march eighth for their game of the 2019 SSE Airtricity League season writes Ollie Duffy.
Longford come into the game in third position with four points following a 0-0 draw with Limerick at Markets Field and a 3-0 home win over Drogheda United.
Spirits are high in the Longford camp after a 1-0 EA Sports Cup in over Cockhill Celtic at City Calling Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Cabinteely currently sit in seventh place with three points following a 3-0 defeat at home to Bray Wanderers and a 3-2 victory over Shels at Tolka Park.
Similar to De Town, Cabinteely are heading into the game having won in the EA Sports Cup earlier in the week, beating Drogheda 1-0 away from home on Monday.
Longford have had the upper-hand over Cabo in the first division over the past two seasons. In seven previous league meetings between the sides, Town have won four, Cabinteely have won two with one draw.
Longford boast a perfect defensive record in all competitions so far in the 2019 season having kept three clean sheets in their opening three games.
Cabinteely forward, Zak O’Neill, is hopeful for a result against Longford, “It’s a big game, Longford got a big result last week against Drogheda” said 18-year-old O’Neill.
“Obviously, we have a young squad. But the lads are enthusiastic. We don’t really know who we are coming up against every week. We showed great character to come back last week against Shels. We just need to keep the momentum going” added ONeill.
Elsewhere in the first division, Athlone Town take on Shels, Galway entertain early table toppers Bray, Limerick are at home to Drogheda and Cobh welcome Wexford to St. Coleman’s Park.