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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 25, 2014
Venue: Richmond Park
Att: 1,257
TV:

James Chambers 11' -
Scored: 11'


Christy Fagan 41' -
Scored: 41'


Lee-J Lynch 75' -
Scored: 75'


Christy Fagan 77' -
Scored: 77'




League Report: St. Patrick's Athletic 4 - 0 Athlone Town

Fri, Apr 25 2014

St Patrick’s Athletic made bottom of the table Athlone Town pay for their errors as they ran out comfortable 4-0 winners at Richmond Park on Friday night.

 

After a positive start for both sides, Athlone's Kealan Dillion and Philly Gorman let the heat get to them by ballooning two shots over the bar, allowing viable chances go to waste. Next, Chris Forrester, following his remarkable goal at Drogheda on Monday, must have thought he was about to score again for St Pats after Sean Hoare knocked the ball down to him from a corner. But his close range effort was scrambled away by the Athlone rearguard.

 

Nonetheless Pat's made the breakthrough on 11 minutes after Keith Fahey's perfectly weighted pass found James Chambers, who rifiled a right footed shot into the far corner of Craig Sexton's goal.

 

Athlone were by no means shying away from the physical aspects of the game with Alan Byrne, Derek Prendergast and Barry Clancy getting stuck in. And Sean Hoare nearly let the visitors back into the game when he was put under pressure by Sean Brennan but would have been relieved to see a free out awarded.

 

The home side were 2-0 up just before half time after great work from Forrester created an opportunity for Chris Fagan to finish off with ease.

 

Despite dominating the second-half Pats were struggled to get past a dogged Athlone defence in the second period withHoare, Fagan and Lee Lynch all spurning opportunities. However, with 70 minutes played, Athlone's defence crumbled under the increasing pressure, with two quick fire goals finding their way past Sexton.

 

Firstly, Lynch capitalised on a defensive mix-up after a back pass wasn't dealt with and the Pat's man walked it into the unguarded net with Sexton stranded. And the fourth was smashed home by Fagan who could easily have had a hat-trick on the night.

 

 

St Patrick's Ath: Brendan Clarke; Ger O'Brien, Sean Hoare, Kenny Browne, Ian Bermingham; Conan Byrne (Conor McCormack 80), James Chambers (Killian Brennan 78), Keith Fahy (Greg Bolger 70) Lee Lynch, Chris Forrester; Christy Fagan.
Subs not used: Pat Jennings (gk), Derek Foran, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Daryl Kavanagh.

Booked: None.

 

Athlone Town: Craig Sexton; Kealon Dillon (Ian Sweeney 73), Derek Prendergast, Conor McMahon, Barry Clancy; Alan Byrne; Graham Rusk, James O'Brien, Mark Hughes, Sean Brennan (Jason Marks 55); Philip Gorman.
Subs not used: Paul Skinner (gk), Declan Brennan, Michael Monaghan, Conor Marlow.

Booked: Clancy (25), Prendergast (32), Gorman (65), O'Brien (66).

 

Referee: Paul McLaughlin

Attendance: 1,257

Man of the match: Christy Fagan (St Patrick's Ath)

 

 



St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Kenny Browne
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Sean Hoare
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Keith Fahey
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Midfielder
James Chambers
11Scored: 11'
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Conan Byrne
80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Midfielder
Chris Forrester
Midfielder
Lee-J Lynch
75Scored: 75'
Midfielder
Christy Fagan
41Scored: 41'
77Scored: 77'
Forward

Substitutes
Derek Foran
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Killian Brennan
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
Greg Bolger
69'
69Subbed On: 69'
Midfield
Pat Jennings
Goalkeeper
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward
Conor McCormack
80'
80Subbed On: 80'
Midfield
Athlone Town
Craig Sexton
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
Defender
32Booked: 32'
Conor McMahon
Defender
Kealan Dillon
Defender 73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Barry Clancy
Defender
25Booked: 25'
James O'Brien
Midfielder
65Booked: 65'
Mark Hughes
Midfielder
Alan Byrne
Midfielder
Sean Brennan
Midfielder 54'
54Subbed Off: 54'
Graham Rusk
Forward
Philip Gorman
Forward
65Booked: 65'

Substitutes
Ian Sweeney
Forward
73Subbed On: 73'
73'
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Michael Monaghan
Midfield
Conor Marlow
Defender
Jason Marks
Defender
54Subbed On: 54'
54'
Declan Brennan
Defender


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