Cronin enjoys the “Thrill of a last-ditch winner” as Longford topple Cobh

Longford Town goal Jake Kelly
The winning goal from Jake Kelly
Longford Town produced a battling performance to beat First Division promotion hopefuls Cobh Ramblers on Saturday night, as a late goal from Jake Kelly secured a vital 2-1 win at the City Calling Stadium. 

Longford’s caretaker manager Gary Cronin spoke to about the victory, “I’m delighted with the win and the three points. I was really please with the players efforts.”

“I thought we had some really good passages of play, particularly in the first half and both goals came at really good times for us.”

“The second goal is what football is all about. That thrill of getting a last ditch winner is an unreal feeling for everybody on the winning side. Obviously the total opposite for Cobh but that’s football.”

Cronin continued, “Cobh threw a lot at us in the second half which I thought in the main the lads defended well. We felt in the lead up to their equaliser that the ball went over the end line before it was crossed, but it was a fine line and again that’s the game.”

“Really delighted with the players reaction to go and win the game from there. The supporters really got behind us to encourage us to get the winner which was great.”

Cronin also had plenty of words of encouragement for Stephen Henderson’s side, “It’s far from over for Cobh. They’ll be disappointed after last night but they are still in the best position to catch the league leaders.”

Photo Credit: Tiernan Dolan (Longford Town FC)

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