Longford Town 0; Waterford United 2
It was a case of third time lucky for Waterford United in Flancare Park on Friday night last and as a result the Blues have now closed the gap on second-placed Monaghan United to just two points with two games remaining.
Prior to this game the Midlanders had beaten Waterford on two occasions, once in the league and in the FAI Cup. The Blues’ star man was once again Willie John Kiely, a striker who has been on fire in recent months and his brace brought his league total to 17, and 20 in all competitions. The Blues have scored inside the opening five minutes in four in their last five games and that fact proves they enter all games in a positive frame of mind.
It was not perhaps the best display of the season by Stephen Henderson’s men, but they never looked in any real difficulty against a hard-working Longford outfit.
Next up for Waterford is a home game against Athlone Town and then a visit to Tolka Park to play Shelbourne. It is still possible that the Blues will finish in second place and that would guarantee home advantage in the play-off.
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