Longford Town pulled off a surprise 2-0 victory over Galway United to secure their passage into the second round of the League of Ireland U-17 Mark Farren Cup last night.
The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes, but a header from Konrad Weichec and a penalty from Jerry Idaho in the second period of extra-time put the midlanders through.
Check out Konrad’s goal here;
Longford manager James Dermody was delighted for his side saying, “What a game last night, two squads looking to progress into the last 16 of the Mark Farren Memorial Cup and both teams showed that with the fight they showed from kick off to the very end”
“We were carrying four knocks into the game, and with that our full squad was utilised for this match. It’s fantastic to see the squad grow week in week out, it’s what makes all the effort and hard work behind the scenes and in training worth it”
“Galway are a top side and played the game in the right way, kept good possession and moved the ball around really well. We knew they would so set up to disrupt their play in the middle third and counter quickly. This worked really well in the 90 minutes of normal time”
“Set plays have been a strength for us this season and we proved a threat throughout the game. Konrad Weichec scored from a header after a corner in the second period of extra time, and it was great to see a training ground routine work”
“Jerry Idaho scored the second after he was fouled in the penalty area. He lifted himself up and scored the penalty”
“Really hard for me to pick out a single player for MOTM as I believe that this was a total squad effort and everyone fought for each other”
Vinny O’Connor (Galway United)