19 LSC 4th Rd
Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 18, 2019
Venue: Oriel Park
Att: 250 (est)

Scored: 66'
- Dean Williams 66'

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90' + 4'

A hard fought victory for Athlone Town who defended resolutely when needed and created a number of good opportunities- they're looking in good shape ahead of their season opener on Friday.

Back to the drawing board however for the Lilywhites who must be hoping that Jordan Flores hasn't damaged himself too badly given the current injury crisis in the Dundalk midfield.

I've been Tom O'Connor, thanks for joining us tonight and I hope you enjoy reading Niall Newberry's excellent report which will be online shortly. I'll be back here for the visit of UCD next Monday night- until then it's oíche mhaith from Oriel.

90' + 4'

A hard fought victory for Athlone Town who defended resolutely when needed and created a number of good opportunities- they're looking in good shape ahead of their season opener on Friday.

Back to the drawing board however for the Lilywhites who must be hoping that Jordan Flores hasn't damaged himself too badly given the current injury crisis in the Dundalk midfield.

I've been Tom O'Connor, thanks for joining us tonight and I hope you enjoy reading Niall Newberry's excellent report which will be online shortly. I'll be back here for the visit of UCD next Monday night- until then it's oíche mhaith from Oriel.

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Dundalk and Athlone Town.

90' + 4'

MCCAREY!

The keeper stands up well to deny Simon as Athlone threatened a second on the break.

90' + 2'

Substitution

Sodiq Oguntola replaces Darren Meenan for Athlone Town.

90' + 1'

CHANCE!

Myles misses the corner and Georgie Kelly drags an effort wide on the stretch.

90'

ATHLONE MIX UP!

They escape as Kelly, Myles and White all tangle on the edge of the area and Athlone conced a corner. Lucky!

87'

CLEARY HEADER!!!

Straight at Myles following a Jarvis header- the chances need to be taken at this stage for Dundalk to salvage something from the game.

85'

Darren Meenan engineers a foul from Jarvis down the right wing and hurts hiself in the collision- physio tending to him and the former Dundalk winger is in no rush. Would you blame him? 

83'

WAS THAT THE CHANCE?

Georgie Kelly rose to head a Dean Jarvis free kick narrowly over the bar from 8 yards. The closest Dundalk have come to a goal in a long time and the locals are growing frustrated.

80'

Yellow Card

Dean Jarvis is booked for Dundalk.

79'

Almost number two as Kealon Dilon picks up on the loose ball to slalom up the middle and shoot narrowly wide. 

77'

It's all going a bit flat here in the stands as Athlone continue to defend resolutely. It's going to need some magic to get Dundalk back in this game. 

73'

Substitution

Jordan Maguire replaces Jordan Flores for Dundalk.

71'

Dundalk living dangerously as McCarey has to make a smart stop from Kaleem Simon before Williams sees the rebound blocked and Dundalk escape. Flores down again as Jordan Maguire prepares to enter. Decent debut for the former Wigan man.

68'

Well worked goal by Athone who have had the better chances in general. They'll be hoping not to concede quickly as Flores stands over a free kick.

It's cleared....!

67'

Kaleem Simon with the low cross and the on loan Shamrock Rovers man found the bottom corner of McCarey's net from 12 yards out. Too easy.

66'

GOAL!

Dean Williams scores for Athlone Town.

62'

Substitution

Aaron Brilly replaces Rhys Gorman for Athlone Town.

61'

Dean Casey continuing his rampaging form of the first half but this time his cross drifts harmlessly wide. 

At the other end Dean Jarvis dances into the Athlone box but is crowded out and Athlone go long.

58'

Substitution

Dean Williams replaces John Morgan for Athlone Town.

56'

DOUBLE SAVE!

This time it's McCarey to the rescue for Dundalk as he blocked an effort from the edge of the area before diving bravely at the feet of the onrushing Morgan. It's the former Wexford man who's being attended to by the physio. He's walking off but it's the end of his night.

54'

OUTSTANDING!!!

Double save from Myles- clawed away a cruling flores effort only to bounce up and block Dan Kelly's rebound. In the end, he's rewarded with a free out as the former Bohs wideman was offside. Super keeping!

53'

Lido Lotefa is scrapping for everything up front for Dundalk, he's a former Irish schoolboy international and it's easy to see why. Hasn't fallen for him so far but he's kept working.

48'

Mark Hanratty bundles his way down the left to win a corner- no idea how he did that. Comes to nothing anyway so the mystery doesn't need solving. Athlone clear partially until Hanratty releases Lotefa and his deft chip his clawed over the bar by Myles. 

Chips...could do with chips on a night like tonight, it's freezing and we're devoid of warmth and much goalmouth action.

47'

No changes to either side at the break and it's Athlone who'd be more pleased with their first half display. 

46'

Second Half

The second half between Dundalk and Athlone Town has started.

45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Dundalk and Athlone Town.

45'

Yellow Card

Kaleem Simon is booked for Athlone Town.

44'

Yellow Card

Shane Dunne is booked for Athlone Town.

38'

Yellow Card

Kealan Dillon is booked for Athlone Town.

38'

Kealon Dillon the next to go close for Athone as his low effort skips wide. He's booked in the next attack for nipping at Flores' heels.

36'

This time it's Dundalk to have an effort on goal as Georgie Kelly's strike is blocked after Athlone failed to clear a Jarvis free kick. The corner, however, comes to nothing.

33'

Casey and Simon cause trouble again down the left as former Longford winger Simon set up the ex Bohs full back, only for McNally to shut down the space and force a rushed shot off target. Athlone with more of the clear cut chances here.

30'

Kaleem Simon, who has previous here with Longford, tries a snapshot but it's easy for Monaghan man McCarey who gathers the 20 yard potshot comfortably.

27'

Another chance for Athlone as Flores had his pocket picked in midfield and Morgan was played in down the right- the offside flag saving Dundalk.

Flores is now receiving treatment on the edge of his own penalty area but he's jogging off with the physio so hopefully not too serious.

24'

A bit of a strange moment there as Athlone left back Dean Casey found himself all alone in front of the Dundalk goal 25 yards out but before he could understand it himself the moment was lost as McNally blocked and cleared the danger.

16'

Jordan Flores is really showing some nice touches and isn't afraid of a juicy tackle or two- spicy on a cold Monday night. Dylan Hand, too, showing great versatility to cover for the marauding and impressive McNally.

10'

Frantic enough opening to the game with young full back McNally showing well down the right. Saying that, the opening chance falls to young Lotefa as he skied a Jarvis cross- the fliying full back having been picked out by a sumptuous pass from debutant Flores.

6'

Athlone Have Myles between the sticks, Dean Casey is left back with Simon ahead down the left. Centre backs are Gavin Kearney and Ciaran Grogan with Evan White at right back.

Rhys Gorman and Kealon Dillon are in the middle with Shane Dunne. Darren Meenan is on the right wing with John Morgan up front.

4'

Dundalk line out with Mc Carey in goals, Folan and Cleary at centre half, Jarvis at left back and Under 19 player Aaron McNally at right back.

Centre midfield is Dylan Hand- normally a centre half and  Jordan Flores. Mark Hanratty is on the left wing with Dan Kelly on the right. Under 19 attacker Lido Lotefa is sitting just behind Georgie Kelly.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Dundalk and Athlone Town has kicked off.

0'

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Oriel Park for this Leinster Senior Cup encounter between Dundalk and Athlone- interesting teamsheets from both sides so I'm looking forward to seeing how this pans out. Tom O'Connor (@boscoisalive) at the controls here tonight and I'm delighted you've joined us.



Photo Gallery for Dundalk -v- Athlone Town



Dundalk
Aaron McCarey
Goalkeeper
Aaron McNally
Defender
Dean Jarvis
80Booked: 80'
Defender
Stephen Folan
Defender
Daniel Cleary
Defender
Daniel Kelly
Midfielder
Mark Hanratty
Midfielder
Dylan Hand
Midfielder
Jordan Flores
73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Midfielder
Lido Lotefa
Forward
Georgie Kelly
Forward

Substitutes
Jamie Wynne
Midfield
Ross Treacy
Goalkeeper
Mark Traynor
Defender
Jordan Maguire
73'
73Subbed On: 73'
Forward
Cian Lee
Midfield
James Carroll
Defender
Athlone Town
Aaron Myles
Goalkeeper
Evan White
Defender
Gavin Kearney
Defender
Ciaran Grogan
Defender
Dean Casey
Defender
Kaleem Simon
Midfielder
45Booked: 45'
Darren Meenan
Midfielder 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Rhys Gorman
Midfielder 62'
62Subbed Off: 62'
Shane Dunne
Midfielder
44Booked: 44'
Kealan Dillon
Midfielder
38Booked: 38'
John Morgan
Forward 58'
58Subbed Off: 58'

Substitutes
Dean Williams
Forward
58Subbed On: 58'
58'
66Scored: 66'
Gargar Ta-Uway
Goalkeeper
Sodiq Oguntola
Forward
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Josh Hogan
Midfield
Kyle Hogan
Midfield
Cian Byrne
Midfield
Aaron Brilly
Defender
62Subbed On: 62'
62'