The home-side enjoyed a 1-6 to 0-4 advantage at the break.
Although they only managed one score in the second period, a long range David Tubridy pointed free, it still proved enough for their third
win of this campaign.
Longford for their part were far too reliant on corner-forward Sean McCormack for scores, while man of the match Gary Brennan supplied
the game’s only goal with a fisted effort deep into injury-time in the opening half.
Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy 0-6 (4f), G Brennan 1-1 (0-1f).
Scorers for Longford: S McCormack 0-6 (3f), N Mulligan, F McGee 0-1 each.
CLARE: J Hayes; B Duggan, L Healy, M McMahon; K Hartnett, G Kelly, S McNeilis; C O’Connor, G Brennan; M Tubridy, John Hayes, M Foran;
A Clohessy, N Browne, D Tubridy.
Subs: S Brennan for O’Connor inj. (18), E Lyons for Foran (34), D O’Neill for Lyons (48), D Blake for John Hayes (56), D O’Connor for M Tubridy (64).
LONGFORD: D Sheridan; D Brady, B Gilleran, D Reilly; S Mulligan, D Masterson, N Farrell; M Brady, B McElvanney; D Barden, P Barden,
N Mulligan; D McElligott, P Dowd, S McCormack.
Subs: B Kavanagh for Dowd (34), F McGee for Mulligan (43), K Diffley for McElvanney (inj. 56), P Foy for Masterson (58), K Mulligan for McElligott (69).
Referee: L Devaney (Mayo).
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