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Longford Town land El Classico win

May 13, 2022 22:05 By Dave Hooper
Longford Town land El Classico win Longford Town land El Classico win
Longford Town Match Report
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Longford Town land El Classico win over Athlone Town

Longford Town came from behind to claim an El Classico over Athlone Town.

Goals from Karl Chambers and Ryan Graydon secured Longford a 2-1 victory in Athlone seeing Longford 20 games unbeaten in the derby.

The hosts broke the deadlock on 20 minutes. Keeper Luke Dennison misjudged an intercept outside the box allowing Shane Barnes to score.

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The lead only lasted 11 minutes. Karl Chambers right wing cross sailed over Athlone keeper Mark Smith.

Longford were in-front three minutes later. Graydon making a break before rounding Smith and slotting home.

Longford had the better of the second half with Sam Verdon coming close. Athlone finished the game with 10 men as Daniel Dobbin saw red for a second yellow card.

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It was Longford's night as they recorded a 2-1 win in the Athlone Town stadium.

 

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