IRE D1
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 14, 2017
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium
Ref:
Att:

Jason Lyons 36' -
Scored: 36'


Scored: 46'
- Joe Doyle 46'



League Preview: Athlone Town -v- Cabinteely

Fri, Jul 14 2017

Credit: Laszlo Geczo

ATHLONE TOWN

Athlone Town welcome Cabinteely to Lissywollen on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm) without a win in their last eight games.

 

Last week saw Roddy Collins' side fall to a 3-1 defeat at home to Shelbourne, going three down to goals from Adam Evans, Adam O'Connor and James English before Colm Coss scored a late consolation.

 

The defeat means Athlone have taken just two points out of a possible 24 – by far the worst performance in the division over that time.

 

Athlone have failed to provide any team news.

 

 

CABINTEELY

Cabinteely ended a three-game losing streak last week as they ran out impressive 2-1 winners over title-chasing Cobh Ramblers at Stradbrook Park.

 

Marty Waters gave Cabo the lead within the first minute and it was a lead they never surrendered, Paul Fox adding a second after the break before Cian Coleman pulled one back.

 

While Cabo currently sit in sixth, one place ahead of Athlone, they could rise as high as fourth with victory depending on how Shelbourne and Longford Town fare elsewhere.

 

They're currently nine points ahead of Athlone and victory on Friday night will all but guarantee they improve on last season's seventh-place finish to post their best-ever placing.

 

 

Referee: David Keeler

 

 

MATCH STATS

The sides have met three times so far this season with Cabo having clear supremacy in the fixture.

 

The first meeting between the sides in Athlone in March ended 3-3 after Cabo surrendered a two-goal lead with Conor Barry and Jason Lyons netting in injury time.

 

Cabo ran out 3-0 winners at home in an EA Sports Cup game in April and won again in the league in May, two Marty Waters goals earning them a 2-0 victory.

 

 

BETTING

Athlone Town 7/2; Draw 13/5; Cabinteely 8/11.

 

PREDICTION

Athlone Town 1 – 3 Cabinteely

 

 

Athlone Town

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: Dragos Sfrijen, David Brookes.

 

Cabinteely

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: Christian Lotefa, Daire Doyle.



Athlone Town
Igor Labuts
Goalkeeper
Stephen Walsh
90Booked: 90'
Defender
Niall Scullion
Defender
Ian Fletcher
Defender
Robert Spelman
Midfielder
Claudio Silva
Midfielder
Liam McCartan
Midfielder
Ethan Keogh
Midfielder
Colm Coss
Midfielder
Jason Lyons
36Scored: 36'
Forward
Conor Barry
43'
43Subbed Off: 43'
Forward

Substitutes
Peter Walsh
43'
43Subbed On: 43'
Midfield
Jack Lydon
Goalkeeper
Frederico Hernandez
Defender
Kirils Grigorovs
Defender
Kevin Fitzgerald
Defender
Joe Dwyer
Defender
Cabinteely FC
Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
Dylan Roche
Defender
61Booked: 61'
Robert McGee
Defender
Kevin Knight
Defender
Karl Byrne
Defender
Kieran 'Marty' Waters
Midfielder
55Booked: 55'
Anto Nolan
Midfielder
Paul Fox
Midfielder 70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Jack Watson
Midfielder
Ryan Swan
Forward
Joe Doyle
Forward
46Scored: 46'
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'

Substitutes
Michael Scott
Midfield
Jack Menton
Goalkeeper
Evan Galvin
Midfield
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Cory Galvin
Forward
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Conor Earley
Midfield
70Subbed On: 70'
70'
Kieran Butler
Defender
Steven Ball
Midfield


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