REPORT: Longford Town 3-0 Wexford

15th November 2023

Longford Town have closed the gap on the play-off positions after a fantastic second-half performance to secure the points against Wexford. Managerless Wexford frustrated De Town throughout the first-half as they were able to sit deep and soak up t

Longford Town picked up their first win of the season thanks to Chris Mulhall's goals in both halves and Dylan McGlade's late third.

Longford were the better of the two sides in the opening half and they created many problems for Wexford goalkeeper Danny Bolger.

The Hosts were attacking well and putting crosses into the box but their final ball was not effective enough. That changed in the 36th minute when Shane Elworthy made a brilliant run down the right wing, his ball into the area found Mulhall completely free and he side footed the ball on the volley from six yards out.

Longford were nearly two to the good minutes later. Sam Verdon struck the butt of the post from 30 yards out as Bolger was well beaten as it seemed he thought the ball was going wide.

Wexford came out the better of the two sides in the second half and it was their chance to hit the woodwork. Dean Kelly rattled the frame of the goal from 25 yards out when the ball seemed destined for the top corner. That seemed to wake the home side up and it was their turn to be denied by the frame of the goal.

Bolger's attempted clearance smashed off Mulhall's head. Peter Hopkins latched onto the loose ball and drilled it off the post from just outside the area.

Mulhall grabbed his second goal of the game in the 80th minute. Dylan McGlade went past a couple of Wexford defenders infield from the left and laid the ball on a plate for Mulhall to strike home.

And the post had more involvement. The ball was played in from the right wing for Longford, and Wexford's captain, Ross Kenny, headed the ball against his own post. Substitute McGlade fired in the rebound, in what was a much deserved goal having been one of the best players on the pitch, despite not being on the pitch for long.