First
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 23, 2017
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium
Ref: John McLoughlin
Att: 211
TV:

Conor Barry 12' -
Scored: 12'


Ethan Keogh 59' -
Scored: 59'


Scored: 41'
- Jake Kelly 41'

Scored: 87'
- Enda Curran 87'



League Report: Athlone Town 2 - 2 Longford Town

Sat, Jun 24 2017

A 2-2 draw in Athlone in the midlands El Clasico Credit: Michael P Ryan

Athlone Town and Longford Town played out a 2-2 draw in the Athlone Town Stadium on Friday night in the midlands “El Clasico”.

 

The home team took the lead in the 12th minute when Conor Barry put Athlone in front after getting on the end of a Ryan Gaffey free-kick.

 

Longford replied through a Jake Kelly goal four minutes from the half tiime break. The strike was Kelly's second in the space of two weeks after his late winner against Cobh Ramblers last week.

 

The sides went in level at the break at 1-1.

 

Athlone retook the lead through Ethan Keogh a minute shy of the hour mar. They could well have extended their lead had Jason Lyons put the ball in the back of the net, instead he hit the post in 66th minute.

 

That miss was to prove crucial as Longford equalised late on in the 86th minute through Enda Curran.

 

The result sends Longford up to fourth place leapfrogging Cabinteely on goal difference following Cabo's 1-0 home defeat to Wexford Youths at Stradbrook. Athlone remain in seventh place.

 

Athlone Town: Igors Labuts; Niall Scullion,David Brookes, Dragos Srifjan, Kiril Grigororov; Cormac Raftery, Ryan Gaffey, Colm Coss, Jason Lyons; Conor Barry, Ethan Keogh

 

Longford Town: Paul Skinner; Aidan Friel, Noel Haverty, Stephen Walsh, Tristan Noack Hoffman; Kealon Dillon, Kevin O'Connor, Dean Zambra, Dylan McGlade; Jake Kelly, Karl Chambers

 

Referee: John McLoughlin

 

 

 

ExtraTime.ie Man of the Match:

 


Athlone Town
Igors Labuts
Goalkeeper
Niall Scullion
86Booked: 86'
Defender
Cormac Raftery
Defender
Kirils Grigorovs
53'
53Subbed Off: 53'
Defender
David Brookes
Defender
Dragos Sfrijan
Midfielder
Ethan Keogh
59Scored: 59'
Midfielder
Colm Coss
Midfielder
Jason Lyons
Forward
Ryan Gaffey
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Forward
Conor Barry
12Scored: 12'
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Forward

Substitutes
Jose Viegas
Defender
Sean McGrane
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Midfield
Frederico Hernandez
Defender
Conor Gleeson
Goalkeeper
Kevin Fitzgerald
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Defender
Joe Carmody
Midfield
Peter Walsh
53'
53Subbed On: 53'
Midfield
Longford Town
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Aidan Friel
Defender 80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Noel Haverty
Defender
Tristan Noack Hofman
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Kealan Dillon
Midfielder 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Jake Kelly
Midfielder
41Scored: 41'
Dylan McGlade
Midfielder
Kevin O'Connor
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
Karl Chambers
Forward 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'

Substitutes
Enda Curran
Forward
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
87Scored: 87'
Don Cowan
Forward
65Subbed On: 65'
65'
Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
Gavin Boyne
Defender
Rhys Gorman
Midfield
Cody Mulhall
Forward
80Subbed On: 80'
80'
Daniel O'Reilly
Defender


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