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Victorious evening for Vaduz

Published: Thursday 29 July 2004, 22.28CET
Longford Town 2-3 FC Vaduz (agg: 2-4) Vaduz seal progress for first time in eleven attempts.

Match statistics

LongfordVaduz

Goals scored2
 
3
Attempts on target2
 
3
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 29 July 2004, 22.28CET

Victorious evening for Vaduz

Longford Town 2-3 FC Vaduz (agg: 2-4) Vaduz seal progress for first time in eleven attempts.

By Aidan Fitzmaurice at Tolka Park

FC Vaduz won a European tie for the first time at their eleventh attempt as victory tonight at Longford Town FC built on their 1-0 lead from the first leg to see the team from Liechtenstein through to the UEFA Cup second qualifying round.

Irish disappointment
The Republic of Ireland had already lost Bohemian FC from this competition on Tuesday, and Longford followed tonight with the third defeat in four European matches in the history of the club.

Zarn scores
Vaduz's home win a fortnight ago had been their first in 21 games in continental competition, and they proved it was no fluke within five minutes tonight when Marius Zarn put them ahead. Michael Stocklasa's cross troubled the Longford defence and Swiss striker Zarn pounced to finish past Stephen O'Brien.

Lavine goes close
Longford almost got level on ten minutes but Eric Lavine could not get his header from Desmond Baker's clever cross on target. The home side, who lost both Darragh Sheridan and Stephen Paisley to injury in the first half, almost went 2-0 down when an Alan Murphy back-pass almost beat O'Brien on 45 minutes.

Vaduz streak away
Three minutes after the break Vaduz did get their second of the night, Franz Burgmeier easily beating Barry Ferguson and shooting past O'Brien from a tight angle. Vaduz substitue Thomas Weller then scored with his first touch five minutes as he reacted quickest to poke in from two metres when O'Brien could only parry a Martin Stocklasa header.

Late consolations
Dean Fitzgerald pulled a goal back on 85 minutes from Baker's cross. Longford captain Barry Ferguson turned in Alan Murphy's pass to reduce arrears further two minutes later, but Liechtenstein Cup holders Vaduz, who only narrowly missed out on promotion to the Swiss top-flight last season, were able to celebrate their progress into Friday's draw.

Last updated: 30/07/04 10.27CET

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Lineups

longford

Longford

vaduz

Vaduz

1
O'BrienStephen O'Brien (GK)
18
SilvaCarlos Silva (GK)
Yellow Card85
2
Alan MurphyAlan Murphy
3
Mic. StocklasaMichael Stocklasa
Yellow Card76
5
FergusonBarry Ferguson (C)
Goal88
4
HaslerDaniel Hasler
11
PruntySean Prunty
5
StocklasaMartin Stocklasa (C)
Yellow Card23
Substitution63
12
PaisleyStephen Paisley
Substitution45
9
Dos SantosEduardo Dos Santos
Yellow Card88
3
DillonSean Dillon
13
PérezMarco Pérez
7
KirbyAlan Kirby
Substitution60
14
BurgmeierFranz Burgmeier
Goal49
Substitution86
14
SheridanDarragh Sheridan
Substitution30
15
ZarnMarius Zarn
Goal5
10
BarrettShane Barrett
17
M. TelserMartin Telser
15
BakerDesmond Baker
21
GohouriSteve Gohouri
9
LavineEric Lavine
22
PolverinoMichele Polverino
Substitution53

Substitutes

20
DempseyMichael Dempsey (GK)
1
MeierFlorian Meier (GK)
19
GartlandGraham Gartland
6
RiveraManuel Rivera
13
PerthVincent Perth
Substitution60
Yellow Card86
7
WellerThomas Weller
Substitution53
Goal54
8
FitzgeraldDean Fitzgerald
Substitution30
Goal86
8
EkyeBismark Ekye
17
MartinJohn Martin
11
ObhafuosoPhilip Obhafuoso
Substitution86
18
KeeganPaul Keegan
Substitution45
Yellow Card90+2
16
D'EliaFabio D'Elia
16
FrancisSeán Francis
20
GersterAndreas Gerster
Substitution63

Coach

Alan Mathews (IRL) Martin Andermatt (SUI)

Referee

Ghenadie Orlic (MDA)

Assistant referees

Anatolie Bodean (MDA), Serghei Trofan (MDA)

Fourth official

Valerii Sorokin (MDA)

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