Longford v Bohemians preview

Bohemians travel to Flancare Park on Saturday evening to take on first division side Longford Town for a place in the next round of the FAI Cup.

Bohs and Longford have both won the cup twice in the 2000s and have also been beaten finalists twice in the same period.

They met in the final ten years ago when a goal from Bohs legend Tony O’Connor secured a historic league and cup double.

Longford manager Tony Cousins will be hoping Saturday’s game will be more similar to the last competitive match between the clubs at Flancare Park back in 2007, four years ago this month, when Bohemians were beaten 3-0.

For Bohemians, Stephen Traynor is sidelined with an ankle injury. Keith Buckley (nose injury) is doubtful. Glenn Cronin played most of Monday’s drawn battle with St Patrick’s Athletic with a bandaged head injury and should be fit to start. Owen Heary who sat out that match with a suspension will be available.

Possible team line-ups:

Longford: Alvin Rouse, Graham Dowling, Gary Cronin, Christopher Deans (c), Des Hope, Thomas Hyland, Craig Walsh, Mark Salmon, Daniel Purdy, Thomas Crawley, Darragh Satelle.

Bohemians: Murphy, Rossiter, Heary (c), Price, Cahill, Cronin, Flood, Hurley, O’Brien, Brennan, Flood.

Flancare Park, Saturday 27th August, k-o 7.30pm


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