Verdon Scores Twice As Longford Beat Athlone

Sam Verdon’s double saw Longford Town claim the bragging rights as they dispensed of Athlone Town by two goals to nil.

Sam Verdon’s double just before half-time sealed the el classico victory for Town and their first win since the season resumed.

Verdon opened the scoring five minutes before the break, converting a low curling effort after Longford had put significant pressure on the visitors.

Verdon doubled the lead two minutes later, this time from the six-yard box into an open net after being picked out by Rob Manley.

Longford could have had a couple more, Manley coming close on the stroke of half-time and Athlone keeper Aaron Myles denying Manley twice more in the second half.

Longford Town: Stacey, McDonnell, J.Manley, Hand, Elworthy, Zambra, Verdon (Chamber 73), Grimes (McCabe 90), Dervin (O’Brien 90), R.Manley, Lotefa (McNally 79).

Athlone Town: Myles, Brookes, Delaney, Grogan, Birrane, Dogan, Lennon (Meenan 70), Manning, White, George (George 54), Reynolds (Carr 80)