REPORT: Wexford 0-2 Longford Town

15th November 2023

Longford Town ensured themselves a place in the play-offs with victory over bottom side Wexford FC in their SSE Airtricity League First Division clash in a windy Ferrycarrig Park. The midlanders held a 1-0 advantage at the break thanks to Dean Byrn

A goal in each half earned Longford Town the three points against struggling Wexford FC in Ferrycarrig Park to move them within striking distance of the play-off places.

Jamie Hollywood tested Wexford goalkeeper Keelan Gaffney in the 14th minute and he then fired the visitors in front five minutes later when he got on the end of Darren Meenan's corner and arrowed a shot into the top left-hand corner of the net.

The visitors enjoyed the lion's share of possession in the opening period, with Sam Verdon and Dylan McGlade both having efforts on target but neither troubled Gaffney in the Wexford goal.

Longford doubled their tally ten minutes after the interval when Dylan McGlade's corner was headed over the line by Chris Mulhall and Sam Verdon followed up to make sure.

Substitute Evan Galvin came close to adding to Town's tally when he tried to chip the ball to the net with goalkeeper Gaffney in no man's land but Owen McCormack got back to clear the danger.

Fellow substitute Dean Byrne also threatened in injury time but his fierce shot was saved by the outstretched leg of Gaffney. It was another disappointing night for Damian Locke's men, who lost their fourth game in succession since earning their solitary home win against Athlone Town.