Longford Town 2; Waterford United 1

Longford Town finally ended their winless streak with a deserved win over Waterford United on Saturday night and in doing so leapfrogged the Blues into fifth place in the table. It was the second time the Midlanders beat the Blues at Flancare Park this season. Waterford are now in sixth position on the league table, a situation that was unthinkable at the outset of the season.
It was a much needed win for Longford who lost their last three games. They did take encouragement from their fine performance in the 3-2 defeat to Monaghan United last weekend and brought that display into this game.
The Blues were extremely poor in the first half but were a different proposition after the break and took the game to the Town but Tony Cousins’ side stood firm and held out for all three points.
Despite having several players out through injury the Town only had one change from the Monaghan game. Graham Dowling returned from injury in place of Des Hope who missed out through injury. Once again striker Austin Skelly was a surprise omission with Jean Biansumba preferred again as the lone striker.