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Team Bulletin
Longford Town v Waterford United at Flancare Park
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 (KO 7.30pm)
Airtricity League First Division
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Waterford United head to Flancare Park tomorrow night (KO 7.30pm) for the third, tie-breaking meeting with Longford Town.

Both sides have a single goal home win to their names so far this season, but this third encounter, apart from breaking that deadlock, could also have a large bearing on the league finishing positions, as both sides find themselves tied on 33 points, albeit with United having a game less played, and marginally ahead in 5th place on goal difference.

The Blues have a dreadful Cup record against Longford, very much their nemesis in the Blues Ribband event, but the league record, even away from home, is far more encouraging, with the Suirsiders victorious in slightly more than half of their trips to the North Midlands.

Manager Paul O’Brien welcomes back forwards Paul Murphy and Adam McSherry from suspension, and though defender Kevin Murray also returns from a ban, he is subject to a knee injury doubt. Midfielder Conor Sinnott is recovering well from a hamstring tear and may feature.

The Missing List:
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Suspensions:
none
 
Injuries:
Conor Sinnott (hamstring tear) – possible
Kevin Murray (knee) – doubtful

Top Scorers (League):
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9 – Paul Murphy
5 – Conor Sinnott
4 – Adam McSherry
4 – Willie John Kiely
3 – David Breen
2 – Dwayne Wilson
1 – Gary Dunphy
1 – Paul Phelan
1 – Paul Walsh
1 – Kenny Browne

Top Scorers (All Competitions):
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12 – Paul Murphy (9 Lge, 2 FAI, 1 MSC)
5 – Conor Sinnott (5 Lge)
4 – David Breen (3 Lge, 1 EA)
4 – Adam McSherry (4 Lge)
4 – Willie John Kiely (4 Lge)
3 – Dwayne Wilson (2 Lge, 1 FAI)
1 – Gary Dunphy (1 Lge)
1 – Gary Keane (1 EA)
1 – Michael Rafter (1 EA)
1 – Paul Phelan (1 Lge)
1 – Paul Walsh (1 Lge)
1 – Shane Dempsey (1 EA)
1 – Kenny Browne ( 1 Lge)

Recent Form:
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Last Match:
Waterford United    1 – 3    Cork City
Kiely 79                               Morrissey 43
                                            Cummins 48, 76
 
Form:
All: LDLWW WLLLL WWLWL WLWWW LLWDL WLLDW L
League: DLWWL LLWWL WLLWW WLLDL WLLDW L

Head-To-Head Stats: 
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Home League Record:
Played 25 – Won 11 – Drawn 9 – Lost 5 – Goals For 35 – Goals Against 19
Away League Record:
Played 27 – Won 14 – Drawn 5 – Lost 8 – Goals For 38 – Goals Against 23
Total League Record:
Played 52 – Won 25 – Drawn 14 – Lost 13 – Goals For 73 – Goals Against 42
 
Record Home Win: 8-1 (12/11/1989)
Record Away Win: 6-1 (April 1990)
Record Home Defeat: 0-3 (05/06/2005)
Record Away Defeat: 0-3 (02/09/2005 and 22/07/2006)

Head-to-Head Recent Results:
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01 Jul 11      Lge        Waterford United    1 – 0    Longford Town

16 Apr 11     Lge        Longford Town    1 – 0    Waterford United

15 Oct 10    Lge        Longford Town    0 – 2    Waterford United
23 Jul 10      Lge       Waterford United    2 – 0    Longford Town
04 Jun 10    FAIC       Longford Town    1 – 0    Waterford United
01 May 10    Lge        Longford Town    2 – 1    Waterford United

29 Sep 09    Lge        Waterford United    1 – 0    Longford Town
25 Jul 09      Lge        Longford Town    1 – 3    Waterford United
04 Apr 09     Lge        Waterford United    1 – 0    Longford Town
 
Betting:
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Longford:  6/4
Waterford: 8/5
Draw: 11/5

Results This Season:
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20 Sep 11    h      Cork City                             (ALFD)      1-3    L
17 Sep 11    a      Salthill Devon                       (ALFD)      3-1   W
09 Sep 11    h      Finn Harps                           (ALFD)      0-0    D
26 Aug 11    h      St Patrick’s Athletic              (FAIFC)     0-3    L
19 Aug 11    a      Monaghan United                  (ALFD)      1-3    L
12 Aug 11    h      Athlone Town                      (ALFD)      5-1    W
05 Aug 11    h      Limerick FC                          (ALFD)      1-2    L
22 Jul 11      a     Mervue United                      (ALFD)      1-1    D
20 Jul 11      h     Liverpool FC XI                       (Fr)        1-0    W
15 Jul 11      h     Wexford Youths                    (ALFD)      0-1     L
08 Jul 11      a     Shelbourne                          (ALFD)      1-2     L
01 Jul 11      h     Longford Town                     (ALFD)      1-0     W
24 Jun 11     a     Cork City                             (ALFD)      3-2     W
17 Jun 11     h     Salthill Devon                       (ALFD)      4-0     W
11 Jun 11     a     Finn Harps                           (ALFD)      0-1     L
03 Jun 11     h     New Ross Celtic                   (FAIFC)     3-0     W
26 May 11    h     Monaghan United                  (ALFD)      0-1     L
21 May 11    a     Athlone Town                       (ALFD)     3-0     W
13 May 11    a     Limerick FC                          (ALFD)      0-1     L
06 May 11    h     Mervue United                      (ALFD)      1-0     W
29 Apr 11     a     Wexford Youths                    (ALFD)      2-1     W
25 Apr 11     a     Limerick                              (EASC)      0-1     L
21 Apr 11     h     Shelbourne                          (ALFD)      0-1     L
16 Apr 11     a     Longford Town                     (ALFD)      0-1     L
08 Apr 11     h     Cork City                             (ALFD)     1-2      L
02 Apr 11     a     Salthill Devon                       (ALFD)     2-0      W
30 Mar 11     a     Tralee Dynamos                   (EASC)     4-0      W
25 Mar 11     h     Finn Harps                          (ALFD)      1-0      W
19 Mar 11     h     Newbridge Town                    (Fr)        3-0      W
11 Mar 11     a     Monaghan United                 (ALFD)      0-2      L
04 Mar 11     h     Athlone Town                      (ALFD)      0-0      D
 
25 Feb 11     a     Shamrock Rovers                   (Fr)        0-2       L
19 Feb 11     h     Bray Wanderers                     (Fr)        2-2       D
13 Feb 11     h     Cork City                              (MSC)     1-2       L
05 Feb 11     a     Bandon AFC                          (Fr)        3-0       W
26 Jan 11     a     Waterford Oscar Traynor XI     (Fr)        2-2       D

Remaining Matches:
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08 Oct 11    h      Shelbourne (ALFD)
14 Oct 11    a      Wexford Youths (ALFD)
21 Oct 11    h      Mervue United (ALFD)
29 Oct 11    a      Limerick FC (ALFD)

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