Wexford 0 Longford Town 2

Goals from Dean Byrne and Aaron Dobbs in either half sealed Longford Town a 2-0 victory over Wexford and guaranteed place in the play-offs.

Town were always in control against the bottom club and took the lead after 26 first-half minutes as Dean Byrne’s 25-yard rocket found the bottom corner.

Two former Wexford men combined six minutes into the second-half to double Town’s advantage. Jack Doherty teeing up Aaron Dobbs to blast home from the edge of the box.


Doherty came close to making it 3-0 on 66 minutes his low curling free-kick was collected by Corey Chambers, while Aaron Dobbs came shot narrowly wide under pressure nine minutes from time.

The win moves Town onto 48 points and secures a play-off spot as Bray Wanderers can no longer catch de Town.

Elsewhere Bray played a scoreless draw away to Shelbourne while Drogheda United recorded a 2-0 win away to Athlone Town.

With two leagues game remaining Shelbourne top the first division on 54 points, three clear of Drogheda United with Longford third a further three back on 48 points.

Fourth placed Cabinteely travel to Cobh Ramblers on Saturday five points behind Longford Town. Bray Wanderers occupy fifth place three points behind Cabinteely.