“It was probably our most disappointing night of the season” John Caulfield’s post-match comments accurately reflected a bitterly grim trip to the midlands for Galway United.
The Tribesmen went into Monday night’s game looking to bounce back from a disappointing draw at home to Treaty, but unfortunately, it was a performance to match the cold and wet conditions in the Midlands.
Longford were the better team from the off, with Conor Kearns ensuring that the sides went in at the break level. It was a scoreline that arguably flattered united as Longford dominated.
Things didn’t get much better in the second half, with Cristian Magerusan opening the scoring in the 62 min after a scramble in the penalty area from a set piece.
The same player doubled the home side’s lead with eight mins to go heading home a glorious corner from Dylan Barnett.
Despite an array of attacking substitutions, United struggled to make any sort of impact on the Longford net.
A big improvement is needed for Friday where an inform Waterford are the visitors to EDP.
Galway United: Kearns; O’Keeffe, Portilla (Lyons, 84), Brouder, Murphy; Boylan (Walsh, 72), McCormack, Hurley, Waweru (Lomboto, 72); McCarthy (Doherty, 83); Dimas (Adeyemo, 72).
Longford Town: Dennison; Elworthy, McDonnell, Barker, Barnett; Robinson, O’Brien, Power; Chambers, Magerusan (Molloy, 86), Graydon.