Flynn fires Longford into the winner's enclosure while Bray stay pointless

An early goal in either half earned a first win of the season for the Town.

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Longford 2

Bray 0

A GOAL IN the opening minutes of either half proved enough for Longford Town as they claimed a first win of the season to move four points ahead of tonight’s visitors, Bray.

Defender Pat Flynn capitalised on a communication lapse in the Wanderers’ box and sent the ball into the back of the net after a ninth minute scramble.

Though the visitors would show promising signs in possession, they lacked the cutting edge to finish opportunities, while at the other end Stephen McGuinness’ saves kept them in the game until half-time.

After the resumption, Town doubled their lead, Gary Shaw latching on to a superb Don Cowan cross to give the hosts some breathing room. Room they would use to manoeuvre up to seventh in the Premier Division.

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Longford Town: Paul Hunt; Pat Sullivan, Mark Rossiter (Willie Tyrell 38), Pat Flynn, Conor Powell; Don Cowan (Lorcan Shannon 80), Stephen Rice, Mark Salmon (Rhys Gorman 59), Kevin O’Connor; Gary Shaw, David O’Sullivan.

Bray Wanderers: Stephen McGuinness; Niall Cooney (McGlynn 60), Alan McNally, Daniel O’Reilly, Jack Memery; Michael Barker; Luke Gallagher (Adam Hanlon 60), Graham Kelly, Ryan McEvoy; Emeka Onwubiko, Peter Durrad (Chris Lyons 77).

Referee: Rob Harvey (Dublin).

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