Gary Shaw’s double ensures safety for Longford Town

10-man Drogheda United punished at home by midland side

Gary Shaw scored two of Longford Town’s goals in the victory over Drogheda United at United Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Gary Shaw scored two of Longford Town’s goals in the victory over Drogheda United at United Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

 

Drogheda United 0 Longford Town 3

Gary Shaw’s first goals since March 27th ensured Longford Town would be in the Premier Division next season as they beat 10-man Drogheda 3-0 at United Park.

Inside nine minutes Drogheda were a goal and a player down as Shaw headed home a corner on three minutes and Joe Gorman received a second yellow card after a foul on eight minutes.

Shot past

Jason MarksMichael Schlingermann

With 90 minutes played Stephen Rice took the ball down in the box before turning and firing home.

DROGHEDA UTD: Schlingermann, Marks, Gorman Byrne, Daly, Treacy (Whelan, 80 mins), Thornton, Hughes, Brennan, Bayly (McKenna, 75 mins), Mulvenna (Donnelly, 85 mins)

LONGFORD TOWN: Skinner, Powell, Gorman, Rossiter (Mulhall, 30 mins), Powell, O’Connor, Gannon Rice, Ben Mohamed, Shaw (Salmon, 85 mins), O’Sullivan (Kelly, 76 mins).

Referee: P Sutton (Clare).

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