Galway ease worries with vital home win

Saturday 6th October 2007, 12:08 am

Wesley Charles, scored the winner for Galway.

Wesley Charles, scored the winner for Galway.

Photo by Tom Carey.

5th October 2007

eircom League of Ireland Premier Division

Galway United 2

Alan Keane 60 pen

Wesley Charles 74

Longford Town 1

David Mooney 56

Terryland Park

Referee : Richie Winter

After so many good nights recently, Longford Town had a stinker on Friday night. Aside from seeing relegation rivals Waterford win, Longford slipped to defeat in Galway.

Galway United came back from a goal down to claim just their second home win of the season and ease some of their own relegation worries - keeping them top of the three teams in the most immediate danger.

Dave Mooney put Longford ahead with his fifteenth league goal of the season on 56 minutes - making him top league scorer in the Premier Division. Mooney got in on the end of ex Galway player Colm James' cross to slot in.

Galway were level on the hour as Alan Keane fired home from the penalty spot after Derek Glynn had been brought down by Pat Sullivan in the box.

The eventual winner came from Wesley Charles on 74 minutes. Charles headed past Shay Kelly from Alan Murphy's pin-point corner kick.

Longford's hopes of coming back were seriously damaged when Damien Brennan was sent off on 75 minutes after a foul on Keane.

The result moves Galway nine points clear of bottom side Longford and leaves the Town five points adrift at the foot of the Premier Division table.

Galway United : Rogers, Keane, Fitzgerald, Lester, Charles, Murphy, Foley, O'Halloran (Russell 64), O'Brien, Faherty, Glynn (Moran 86).
Longford Town : Kelly, Sullivan, Brennan, Ryan, Prunty, Reilly (Martin 76), James, Deegan, Rutherford, Baker, Mooney.

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