Match Report

Match Info

Date: 09/09/2014
Competition: LeinsterSnrCup
Venue: City Calling Stadium

Home Team

C Bennion; N Haverty, G O'Connor, P Hynes, C O'Brien (Rice 72), J Mulhall; D Cowan, E Nkolo (L Shannon 55), R Gorman, G Pender (M Shannon 64) T Morris.

Away Team

P Jennings, D Forlan, K Oman, M Quigley (Bayly 61), L Fitzgerald, J Chambers, A Greene, Sam Verdon, C McCormac, J McGrath, P Durrad (Feely 85).

Officials

J McLoughlin

Goal Scorers

Yellow Cards

Red Cards

Longford Town 1 - St Patrick's Athletic 2

Having narrowly lost out in last year's cup final, St Patrick's Athletics made no mistake this time as they easily defeated First Division side Longford Town at City Calling Stadium last night.

A youthful Saints selection dominated this affair and well-taken goals from Sam Verdon and Jack Bayly helped the visitors to their eighth Leinster Cup title.

The midlanders were forced to feed off scraps all evening but threatened on the counter attack, with the impressive Don Cowan terrorising Lorcan Fitzgerald down the right.

The visitors had chances and finally took the lead 11 minutes before the interval.

Mark Quigley fed Verdon down the right flank, and he kept his composure to fire his close-range shot past Longford 'keeper Chris Bennion.

The Town grabbed an equaliser after the restart. Lorcan Shannon's curling cross into the box was fumbled by Pat's goalkeeper Pat Jennings and Tom Morris was on hand to slot into an open net.

St Pat's remained composed nonetheless and quickly restored order and grabbed the winning goal when Bailey rode an attempted tackle from Peter Hynes and toe-poked the ball into the bottom corner.

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