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Dublin: 8 °C Saturday 29 February, 2020

Two glorious goals lit up Longford v Sligo

David Cawley also hit a wonder strike this evening at the City Calling Stadium.

David Cawley was on target for Sligo tonight.
David Cawley was on target for Sligo tonight.
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Longford 1

Sligo 1

LONGFORD TOWN AND Sligo Rovers shared the spoils in game of two moments of class, as Kevin O’Connor and David Cawley lifted an otherwise congested game with two wonder shots from far outside the penalty box.

O’Connor opened proceedings in the City Calling Stadium with a contender for goal of the season, with no one expecting his shot from 40 yards out, which found the top corner of the net.

Rovers then responded in similar fashion. Taking inspiration from O’Connor’s opener Cawley produced another piece of magic. Keane combined with Devaney to set up Cawley for his pinpoint shot.

In the second half, both teams continued to cancel each other out in the centre of the pitch.

Aymen Ben Mohamed came the closest for the home team, rounding Richard Brush, but his shot was cleared off the line by the oncoming Gary Boylan.

The game petered out towards the end, with Longford and Rovers unable to find a winner.

LONGFORD TOWN - Paul Skinner, Pat Flynn, William Tyrell, Stephen Rice, Mark Salmon (c), Gary Shaw, Kevin O Connor, Connor Powell, Pat Sullivan, David O Sullivan (Kalem Simon 81’) , Aymen Ben Mohamed (Lorcan Shannon 71’)

SLIGO ROVERS - Richard Brush, Alan Keane, Stephen Folan, Kevin Devaney (Gary Armstrong 85’), David Cawley, Dinny Corcoran (Danny Letwith 67’), Rafaele Cretaro (c) , Gary Boylan, Jake Dykes, John Russell, Morten Nielsen.

Referee – Rob Harvey

Man-of-the-match – Kevin O’Connor

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