Longford Next Up For Pats

  • Mon, Jun 03, 2013 @ 12:21

It's a clash of two league leaders in Richmond Park on Tuesday evening as the Premier Division's top side St. Pat's host First Division leaders Longford Town as both look to advance to the semi-finals of the Leinster Senior Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).

The sides come into the game in good form following their respective 4-0 wins in the FAI Cup at the weekend, the Saints victorious over UCD, while Longford comfortably saw off the challenge of non-league side Pike Rovers.

It is five years since the Pat's and Longford last clashed. On that occasion, Longford's travel to Inchicore ended in a 2-1 defeat as a third round FAI Cup game went the Saints' way thanks to goals from Gary O'Neill and Mark Quigley in June 2008.

Following their 3-1 win over Bangor Celtic in the last round of the competition back in February, Buckley confirmed that he will make changes to his starting line-up this Tuesday, adding some members of the St. Pat's U19 panel to his matchday squad.

"Yeah any of the lads that didn't play Saturday evening against UCD in the FAI Cup will feature on Tuesday. We're also mindful that one or two of the under 19's have the Leaving Cert from Wednesday so we're going to leave some of them out," Buckley told stpatsfc.com.

With the Saints only three games from winning a competition they last claimed in 2011 after defeating Bohemians 2-0, Buckley's side will be looking to overcome the challenge of Longford and go one step closer to claiming silverware this season.

Tickets for tonight's game are priced €10 for adults, and €5 for Students, OAP's and children.

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