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Date: 7:45 p.m. June 29, 2018
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium
Ref:
Att: 59
TV:

Scored: 33'
- John Morgan 33'



League Preview: Athlone Town -v- Wexford

Fri, Jun 29 2018

Athlone Town's Aaron Brilly. Credit: Steve Alfred

ATHLONE TOWN

Athlone Town welcome second-from-bottom Wexford to Lissywollen in search of their first win in more than a year (kick-off 7.45pm).

Terry Butler's side are closing in on Kilkenny City's record of 38 league games without a win between 1994 and 1995.

Athlone are currently on a 34-game run without a win, and also have failed to provide team news on each of those occasions.

WEXFORD

Like Athlone, Wexford have found results hard to come by this season, with just two wins to their name.

One of those came on the opening day against Cabinteely, and the other was a 7-0 demolition of Athlone at Ferrycarrig Park in April.

Damian Locke's side have picked up three draws, two of them in the weeks before the break, including an impressive 0-0 with Galway United on the last day.

Mark Slater, AJ Lehane and Aaron O'Connor are all injured, while Thomas Croke is suspended, but Ross Kenny and Aaron Dobbs could make their returns.

 

Referee: Alan Carey

 

MATCH STATS

The sides have met once this season, Shane Barnes scoring a hat-trick while Aaron Dobbs and Dean George scored two apiece as Wexford won 7-0.

 

BETTING

Athlone Town 7/2; Draw 11/4; Wexford 4/7.

PREDICTION

Athlone Town 1 – 3 Wexford

 

Athlone Town

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: None.

Wexford

Injured: AJ Lehane, Aaron O'Connor, Mark Slater.

Doubtful: Aaron Dobbs, Ross Kenny.

Suspended: Thomas Croke.



Athlone Town
Darcy Lawless
Goalkeeper
Robert O'Leary
Defender
Nika Kalandarishvili
Defender
Baba Issaka
Defender
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Ger Smyth
Midfielder
Jake O'Connor
Midfielder
Toyeeb Mustapha
Midfielder
Ciaran Grogan
Midfielder
Ian Fletcher
Midfielder
George Mukete
Forward

Substitutes
Sodiq Oguntola
Forward
Daniel O'Donovan
Defender
Rory McCullough
Unknown
Steven Grogan
Midfield
Michael Fogarty
Goalkeeper
Brian Cabraley
Unknown
Shane Stokes
Midfield
Wexford
Corey Chambers
Goalkeeper
Conor Sutton
Defender
84Booked: 84'
Owen McCormack
Defender
Dean George
Defender
Dean Kelly
Midfielder
Sean Kelly
Midfielder
Danny Doyle
Midfielder
Mikey Byrne
Midfielder
Ryan Nolan
Forward 65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
John Morgan
Forward
33Scored: 33'
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Aaron Dobbs
Forward

Substitutes
Liam McCartan
Midfield
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Ross Kenny
Defender
Kealan Gaffney
Goalkeeper
Colum Feeney
Goalkeeper
Thomas Croke
Midfield
65Subbed On: 65'
65'


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