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Longford Town too strong for Bangor in the FAI Cup

Jul 24, 2021 22:07 By Michael Cooke
Longford Town too strong for Bangor in the FAI Cup Longford Town too strong for Bangor in the FAI Cup
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Longford Town record just their second win in all competitions this season.

Longford Town progressed to the second round of the FAI Cup thanks to a 5-0 win over Bangor GG FC at Bishopsgate.

Dean Williams, Darragh Nugent, Callum Warfield and Aaron O’Driscoll each for the net while Dylan Grimes converted a penalty.

Town dominated the opening exchanges and could’ve broken the deadlock after 10 minutes only to be denied by a double save from Thomas Murphy.

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Murphy repelled two quickfire efforts from Conor Davis and Dean Williams, the second rebound fell to Rob Manley whose shot was deflected over the crossbar.

Seven minutes later town took the lead, a delightful pass from Karl Chambers found Dean Williams who scored from close range.

Town record goal scorer Davy O’Sullivan was facing his old club tonight and had Bangor’s first meaningful chance on 44 minutes.

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A long Mark McCarthy throw-in was deflected into O’Sullivan's path, his shot went over the crossbar as the visitors trailed 1-0 at half-time.

Town were awarded a penalty On 64 minutes. Mark McCarthy brought down Rob Manley inside the box before Dylan Grimes found the net from 12-yards,

Grimes could’ve scored a second five minutes later, his 25-yard free-kick forced an excellent save from Murphy.

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60 seconds later Darragh Nugent got Town’s third via a stunning strike from the edge of the box which crashed into the net off the underside of the crossbar.

The hosts registered a fourth goal with a minute of normal time remaining, Shane Elworthy’s perfectly weighted cross, headed home by substitute Callum Warfield.

Town embellished the scoreboard further in the fourth minute of injury time when Aaron O’Driscoll headed home a superb corner from substitute Matthew O’Brien.

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Town now enter the draw for the second round after claiming just their second win in all competitions this season.

Longford Town Lee Steacy; Shane Elworthy, Mick McDonnell, Aaron O’Driscoll, Karl Chambers; Aodh Dervin (Aaron Robinson 69), Darragh Nugent; Rob Manley (74 Aaron Dobbs), Conor Davis (Aaron McNally 57), Dylan Grimes (74 Matthew O Brien); Dean Williams (74 Callum Warfield).

Bangor GG: Thomas Murphy; Evan Farrell, Cian Fadden (79 Daniel Mullen), Derek Prendergast, Mark McCarthy (Cian Byrne 71); Kevin Coffey (79 Philip Halligan), Adam Maher, Alex O’Callaghan (79 Eoin McCurtin), Jordan Andre; David O’Sullivan, Darren Goode (Aaron McQuirk 29)

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