Waterford United took a big step towards Airtricity League Premier Division status with a 2-0 away win over Longford Town in the division 1 play-off first leg.

Goals from Peter Keegan and Craig Burns in either half at Flancare Park put the Munster team in the driving seat ahead of Friday night’s return leg.

The winners will play Dundalk in a two-legged Promotion/Relegation play-off to determine which team plays in the top flight next year.