Date Time League Season
4 August 2023 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2023

Match Report

Ten-man Town strike late to snatch points

A brace from substitute Cristian Magerusan earned 10 man Longford Town their first ever win over Treaty Utd at the Markets Field.

Dean George’s goal in the 44th minute looked to have sealed the win for the home side but Magerusan had other ideas. Town had been reduced to 10 men in the 78th minute when Aaron Walsh was sent off for a second yellow card.

Adam Lennon had given Treaty the lead in the 12th minute but Gary Armstrong drew Town level in the 20th minute. Magerusan’s two goals late on gave Town a valuable 3 points.

The win moves Town up to seventh in the table. It was an even opening 10 minutes with both sides creating a few half chances. The home side took the lead in the 12th minute through Lennon. Marc Ludden’s throw-in was flicked on by Sean Guerins and then headed to the net by Lennon for his first goal for the club.

The visitors were back on level terms in the 20th minute. Kyle O’Connor did well to find Adam Wixted, he found Armstrong and he fired home from just inside the box.

George found the head of Lee Devitt in the 33rd minute but his effort went over the bar. Down the other end Town then had two good chances to take the lead with Jordan Adeyemo having both of them. In the 38th minute Shane Elworthy played a long ball and found Adeyemo, he lobbed the ball over Corey Chambers but it just went wide. 

Seconds later he had another chance for the visitors. Dylan Hand did well when Treaty attacked in the 40th minute. In the 42nd minute Enda Curran’s powerful free-kick on the edge of the box was blocked down by the head of Viktor Serdeniuk.

After the Town player was seen to, the ref gave back possession to the home side. Ludden played the ball to Devitt, he found George, he turned before firing a beautiful shot to the net.

Both sides had chances to grab another goal. In the 71st minute Chambers had to pull off a double save to deny the visitors an equaliser. Manager Stephen Henderson rang the changes and it was his substitute Magerusan that claimed the win for Town.

He drew them level with a stunning free-kick in the 87th minute and then in stoppage time, he finished to the net after good play from another substitute Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh.

Treaty Utd

24Corey Chambers Goalkeeper
2Ben O’Riordan Defender
3Marc Ludden Defender 53'
5Lee Devitt Midfielder
5Sean Guerins Defender 69'
7Adam Lennon 16 Midfielder 12'
10Dean George 9 Forward 44'
19Enda Curran Forward 58'
21Colin Conroy Midfielder
11Stephen Christopher 7 Midfielder
25Mark Walsh Midfielder
1Conor Winn Goalkeeper
7Conor Barry 11 Midfielder
8Dean O’Shea Defender
9Success Edogun 10 Forward
16William Armshaw 7 Midfielder
17Scott Kirkland Midfielder
18Colin Kelly Forward
23Jordon Tallon Defender
26Darren Nwankwo Defender

Longford Town

1Jack Brady Goalkeeper
36Lewis Temple Defender
2Shane Elworthy Defender
4Aaron Walsh Defender 73'
20Kyle O’Connor Midfielder
7Adam Wixted 3 Midfielder
10Gary Armstrong 7 Forward 20'
18Viktor Serdeniuk 19 Midfielder
21Dylan Hand Defender
Ola Adeyemo 9 Forward
Jordan Adeyemo 9 Forward
25Tom Bourke Goalkeeper
3Derek Daly 7 Defender
7Josh Giurgi 10 Defender
8Ross Fay Midfielder
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh Forward
9Cristian Magerusan Forward 87', 90'
14James Doona Midfielder
19Mohamed Boudiaf 18 Defender 90'
21Gavin O’Brien Defender
  • 90'

    Cristian Magerusan with a 3rd goal for the Town. Is it the winner?

  • 90'

    Mohamed Boudiaf is booked

  • 90'

    Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh couldn't get his shot away cleanly. It goes wide

  • 90'

    Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh couldn't get his shot away cleanly. It goes wide

  • 90'

    William Armshaw with a free but it's well over

  • 87'

    Cristian Magerusan draws Town level

  • 84'

    Viktor Serdeniuk goes off

  • 84'

    Mo Boudiaf is on

  • 82'

    Adam Wixted is off

  • 82'

    Derek Daly is on

  • 82'

    Gary Armstrong is off

  • 82'

    Josh Giurgi is on

  • 81'

    Dean George is off

  • 81'

    Success Edogun is on

  • 78'

    Aaron Walsh is sent off for the Town for a foul on William Armshaw

  • 73'

    Aaron Walsh is booked

  • 71'

    Corey Chambers denies the Town on a few occasions

  • 69'

    Sean Guerins is booked

  • 66'

    Lewis Temple blocks down Enda Curran's effort. The home side piling on the pressure

  • 65'

    Ola Adeyemo is off

  • 65'

    Cristian Magerusan is on

  • 65'

    Jordan Adeyemo is off

  • 65'

    Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh is on

  • 63'

    The home side win a corner. Nothing comes of it.

  • 62'

    Adam Lennon is off

  • 62'

    William Armshaw is on

  • 62'

    Stephen Christopher goes off

  • 62'

    Conor Barry is on for Treaty

  • 62'

    Both sides looking to get another goal here.

  • 62'

    Both sides looking to get another goal here.

  • 58'

    Enda Curran is booked

  • 55'

    Town have claims for a penalty turned down after Ola Adeyemo appeared to be pushed in the box

  • 52'

    Marc Ludden is booked for handball

  • 50'

    Town feel they should have a corner but it's a corner kick

  • 44'

    Dean George puts Treaty back in front. His 5th goal of the season. Lee Devitt played the ball to him, George turned before firing a lovely shot to the net.

  • 42'

    Enda Curran with a powerful kick that came off Viktor Serdeniuk. A sore one for him

  • 41'

    Treaty with a free on the edge of the box after Lee Devitt was fouled by Aaron Walsh

  • 40'

    Dylan Hand with a good challenge to prevent Treaty from having a chance

  • 38'

    Jordan Adeyemo with another chance. That's two big chances for Town

  • 38'

    Shane Elworthy with a through ball to Jordan Adeyemo. He lobs Corey Chambers but the ball just goes well.

  • 34'

    Sean Guerins does well to win the ball from Ola Adeyemo

  • 33'

    Lee Devitt heads over from a Dean George ball in

  • 32'

    Town having to defend

  • 29'

    Good play from the visitors. They win a corner but it's cleared.

  • 28'

    Treaty try to get in but Jack Brady is out quickly to clear.

  • 20'

    Gary Armstrong has drawn Town level. Kyle O'Connor did well, he found Adam Wixted who crossed to Armstrong inside the box and he fired to the net.

  • 12'

    Adam Lennon puts Treaty ahead. Marc Ludden with the throw, it was flicked on by Sean Guerins to Lennon.

  • 8'

    Dylan Hand with a good block on Dean George's shot

  • 8'

    Corey Chambers out quickly to gather the ball. Jordan Adeyemo did well there

  • 3'

    Jordan Adeyemo with an effort but it's saved by the keeper

  • 2'

    Treaty on the attack early on. Enda Curran fires over

  • 1'

    We are underway in Limerick.

  • Treaty have won both games between these two sides this season. In their first meeting at Markets Field, Dean George scored a winner in a 3-2 win. At Bishopsgate Enda Curran scored a brace as Treaty won 3-0. Town goalkeeper Jack Brady was sent off in that game. Ben O'Riordan sent off in stoppage time for Treaty

  • Treaty are in 8th position while Town are in 9th. Just two points separate the two sides.

  • Both sides had been on a good run of form until last weekend. Treaty lost 1-0 away to Wexford while Longford Town were beaten 1-0 at home to Cobh Ramblers. Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh missed a penalty too for the Town just before the break.

  • Teams are in the system now. A few changes for the visitors. Jack Brady and Dylan Hand are back from suspension while Viktor Serendiuk is back from injury.

Past Meetings

(Round 14)
0 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town FC 0-3 Treaty United FC

(Round 8)
3 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United FC 3-2 Longford Town FC

(Round 32)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town 1-1 Treaty United

(Round 24)
3 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Longford Town

(Round 4)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Longford Town

(Round 12)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Bishopsgate, Longford

Longford Town v Treaty United


Markets Field
Markets Field, Limerick City, County Limerick, Munster, V94 AY9C, Ireland

Deniese is a freelance sports journalist/broadcaster. She has worked for several local and national media outlets. GAA and soccer are her great loves and she also follows rugby league and snooker. She's a big supporter of her local clubs St. Mary's GAA Granard and Longford Town. She also follows Celtic, Liverpool and Leeds Rhinos. She presented and produced a popular sports podcast last year where she interviewed Ray Houghton, Chris Kamara and John Hartson. Deniese is currently Head of Communications for Boccia Ireland