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Longford hammered by Westmeath in unpleasant loss

The anxiety hopped on after falling down to an irritating loss away to Fermanagh in the opening round the previous week as well as likewise aims went from bad to also worse as Westmeath hammered Longford by the substantial margin of 19 elements.

Westmeath . . . 4-16 Longford . . . 0-9

It was dubious that wind aided Longford truly led by 4 elements resembling the break in the National Football Company Division 3 clash at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday yet Westmeath closed deep space with a vital acquiring fractured in the closing stages of the preliminary half.

For that reason the home area required to be product with a slim 0-8 to 0-7 advantage participating in the second half with Dessie Reynolds capturing over 4 of the elements while Daniel Mimnagh, David McGivney (2) as well as likewise Joseph Hagan furthermore got their names on the scoresheet.

While it was frequently mosting most likely to be a real difficult task versus the wind, a general collapse occurred on the shift in a resource of significant fear for the new manager Paddy Christie.

It remains to be seen what Christie can do to quit the slide right into a most likely transfer battle as well as likewise the complying with element in a variety of weeks time is another extremely difficult task versus unbeaten Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park.

A number of oversights were punished by the hazardous Westmeath attack as well as likewise from the min a poor kick-out by caretaker Paddy Collum led directly to the preliminary goal in the 43rd minutes the writing hopped on the wall surface area for Longford.

A strong start to the second half furthermore created an aspect each from John Heslin (cost-free), wing back Nigel Harte as well as likewise Ronan O’Toole as well as likewise when Ray Connellan made the essential interception to put Luke Loughin neat by means of to wind up the round to the web, Westmeath were 5 consider development (1-10 to 0-8) in a complete turn-around.

Longford recognized another 1-3 as well as likewise the second goal was furthermore an existing as Paddy Collum decreased a dipping speculative shot as well as likewise the sharp Lorcan Dolan struck to raise another environmentally friendly flag in the 53rd minutes.

As it wound up, Longford recognized 2-9 unanswered when the Westmeath tools inevitably clicked right into leading tools before the rattled home side inevitably got their only score in the second half when Darren Gallagher damage his methods by means of to fire over bench in the 55th minutes.

That was a truly poor return, to declare the least, as well as likewise extensive Westmeath were disclosing no poise as they consisted of another 2-3 to their most emphatic tally throughout the remainder of the match.

John Heslin (66 mins) as well as likewise Sam McCartan (disruption time) acquired the goals to end up the demolition job as well as likewise Longford withstood some a lot more frightening in this migraine experience in ending up with 13 players on the pitch.

Yellow as well as likewise black card offenses saw David McGivney (69 mins) as well as likewise Andrew Farrell (disruption time) sent-off as well as likewise Paddy Christie as well as likewise his fellow trainers were passed on examine a truly demoralising loss – another truth check in the effects of the O’Byrne Cup success.

LONGFORD: Paddy Collum (Fr Manning Gaels); Patrick Fox (Mullinalaghta), Andrew Farrell (Cashel), PJ Masterson (Abbeylara); Ryan Moffett (Killoe), Gary Rogers (Mullinalaghta), Iarla O’Sullivan (Rathcline); Darren Gallagher (Granard, 0-1), Fergal Sheridan (Colmcille); Michael Quinn (Killoe), Daniel Mimnagh (Killoe, 0-1), Keelin McGann (Kenagh); Joseph Hagan (Dromard, 0-1), David McGivney (Mullinalaghta, 0-2, 1f), Dessie Reynolds (Sean Connolly’s, 0-4, 1m).

Subs:- Rian Brady (Mullinalaghta) for K McGann (52 mins); Peter Lynn (Longford Slashers) for G Rogers (52 mins); Jack Macken (Colmcille) for F Sheridan (52 mins); Peter Foy (St Loman’s Mullingar) for D Mimnagh (64 mins).

WESTMEATH: Jason Daly; James Dolan, Kevin Maguire, Daniel Scahill; Sam McCartan (1-1), Ronan Wallace, Nigel Harte (0-1); Ray Connellan (0-1), Sam Duncan; Conor McCormack (0-2), Ronan O’Toole (0-1), Senan Baker (0-1); Lorcan Dolan (1-1), John Heslin (1-5, 5f), Luke Loughlin (1-1).

Subs:- Stephen Smith (0-2) for L Dolan (57 mins); Kieran Martin for S Baker (60 mins); Conor Dillon for J Dolan (61 mins); Andy McCormack for S Duncan (67 mins); Shane Dempsey for L Loughlin (67 mins).

Umpire: Niall McKenna (Monaghan).