Treaty United visit Longford in search of club record win

Treaty United are on the road this Saturday afternoon as they travel to Bishopsgate to take on Longford Town in Round 14 of the League of Ireland First Division. Kick-off, 7.30pm – with the game streamed on LOI TV.

Tommy Barrett’s men are looking to continue their best run of this season and make it four wins from four, after defeating Athlone Town, 2-1, in the Markets Field last Friday night. That result brings United within touching distance of the play-off places. Another win would see them win four consecutive league games for the first time in their history.

Longford will carry some confidence into this clash, after a 3-2 success over Kerry FC last weekend, in Mouthawk Park. A win for Longford tonight will see them going from 8th position to  6th position on the table, as well as hopping over their opponents in a congested mid-table.

The Treaty United defence will have a keen eye on Longford Town’s Josh Giurgi – who is there clubs top scorer with four goals this season. He also scored in the last clash of these sides. It was an own goal from former Treaty midfielder, Matt Keane, that gave Longford their victory in Tralee last weekend.   

Bishopsgate will be no strange site for Treaty Enda Curran, who was a former player for Longford Town back in the 2017 season having had 16 appearances and scoring six goals for the home side. But Treaty will be hoping that he will be able to add to his tally of five goals so far this season.

Longford will be hoping to get turn the tables the Limerick side, after losing 3-2 on Shannonside, in April. So there is no doubt that Stephen Henderson will have his men primed and ready for tonight’s meeting in front of their home supporters. A win for Treaty will put them outside the play-off positions on goal difference, after Athlone Town lost at home to Kerry last evening.

Meanwhile, also on Saturday evening, it is a busy time for football on Shannonside. Treaty United’s women clash with Peamount United at 5pm in Markets Field. It will be a tough task for Alban Hysa charges, with the Dublin side currently top of the table after eight games. The Peas have won all seven clashes of these two clubs, tough Treaty cut a much more formidable oppoent this season – having conceded just four goals in their last five clashes – winning once away to Sligo Rovers, as well as securing home draws with Cork City and DLR Waves.

Also, at the same time (5pm), Jackman Park plays host to the Munster FA Munster Junior Cup final. This pits Limerick outfit Regional United against FAI Junior Cup champions Newmarket Celtic of Clare. It promises to be an intriguing battle as Regional look to annex their maiden Munster Junior Cup title – to follow in the footsteps of fellow Limerick sides Pike Rovers, Fairview Rangers, Aisling Annacotty, Janesboro, Mungret Regional, Star Rovers, Ballynanty Rovers, Geraldines, Caledonians, Wembley and Prospect, who’ve all won this competition, which was first played for 100 years ago.

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