Goalscorer Zambra “disappointed, but grateful for the opportunity,” following Mathews departure 

Longford Town finally gave their fans something to shout about on Saturday night after beating Wexford 5-0, but then undone all that good work when they announced the departure of their management team shortly after. 

Goals from Dylan McGlade, Kevin O’Connor, Kealan Dillon and a brace from Dean Zambra gave the midlanders a comfortable victory, and theleagueofireland.com spoke to 2-goal hero Zambra after the game;

“It was good to get a convincing win and give the fans some good football to watch at home. We’ve been working really hard to get results on the right path and Saturday night was probably the first time it had clicked for us all year.”

“Nice to to get a couple of goals personally. The manager had asked for the midfield to chip in with some more goals. It doesn’t matter who gets the goals so long as somebody takes the chances created, but it’s always good to score and contribute to the team.”

When asked about the managers departure Dean said, “I’m disappointed that Alan has gone at this point in the season. Alan re-signed me at Bray and gave me an opportunity here at longford, so I’m grateful to him for that.”

“I also had a good relationship personally with Alan so enjoyed working under him. Unfortunately it’s a reflection on us, the players when a manager departs because we haven’t managed to get the results we’ve needed and wanted in the first half of the season.”

Photo Credit: Tiernan Dolan (Longford Town)

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