Longford sign off the Midland Group Stage with Emphatic Win   20/09/2017

17/09/2017 Midland League Group 1 CPL Park Longford 99 Edenderry 03

Longford's early season rampage continued in the Midlands League this weekend when they trounced a visiting Edenderry in CPL Park.

The home team just missed out on the century by one point in this decisive victory. As the 99-03 scoreline suggests this was a one sided encounter that gave little of value to either teams beyond stretching the legs.  Longford were very impressive, particularly in the back line moves, but the reality was that Edenderry were just not up for the game.  It is difficult to single out individual performances in such a complete team game, however the work rate of Finbarr McGowan and Shane Rodgers did not go unnoticed. The handling and running of the entire back line was exemplary and if it is a sign of things to come then it bodes well for Longford.  On the forwards front Aaron Beirne, Michael Bannon, Derek Farrell and Kieran O'Gorman all made their mark and the returning Benny McManus was also impressive.  Next Sunday will be a horse of a different colour as the Leinster League Division 1B kicks off. North Kildare make their way to CPL Park for what is sure to be a tough clash. Longford will have a right challenge on their hands against a side that packs a real punch.

The Development XV kick off at 1.30 PM and the Performance XV at 3 PM.  All support is appreciated as always.

Scoring Sequence

2 mins Try Lorcan Connolly 7-0

6 mins Penalty to Edenderry 7-3

8 mins Try Shane Rodgers 14-3

14 mins pushover try from scrum Paul Gallogly 19 3

28 mins pushover try from scrum Paul Gallogly converted 26-3

32 mins pushover try from scrum Paul Gallogly converted 33-3

37 mins Try Dylan Quinn 40-3

Half time

42 mins Hubie Connolly 47-3

46 mins Derek Farrell 54-3

50 mins Try Lorcan Connolly 59-3

54 mins Try Podge OFarrell 66-3

58 mins Try Finbarr McGowan 73-3

62 mins Try Paul Brady 78-3

72 mins Try Colm Glynn 85-3

75 mins Try Benny McManus 92-3

78 mins Try Darragh Connolly 99-3

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