Posted by Luna (2016-03-24 13:46 CET)
Longford have some of their best players ruled out for this game trough injuries and suspensions. Longford are missing the suspended duo of defender Pat Flynn and midfielder Kevin O’Connor, while another two defenders, Conor Powell and Mark Rossiter are on the injury list. They are not only regular starters, but most experienced players in Longfords’ squad with Powell being their captain too.
On the other hand Finn Harps have Josh Mailey, Sean Houston and Barry Molloy all injured, but they’re all out since the beginning of season and other than that Harps are injury and suspension free. Moreover Harps will have experienced striker Michael Rafter available again after long injury as he played full 90 minutes against Cockhill Celtics in the first round of the EA Sports League Cup on Tuesday night.
Never easy to call at such an early stage of the season, but considering Longfords’ long list of absentees and Harps’ good record at home it’s hard to look past a home win. I’d expect odds on home win to be slashed in the following two days, so I’ll take it early here.
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