First
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 19, 2019
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium
Ref:
Att:
TV:

Darren Meenan 96' -
Peno Scored: 96'


Scored: 27'
- Jaze Kabia 27'

Scored: 31'
- Ciarán Kilduff 31'



League Preview: Athlone Town -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Jul 19 2019

Karl Moore of Shelbourne. Credit: Paul Dolan

ATHLONE TOWN

Athlone Town boss Terry Butler wants his team to rise to the challenge when they take on league leaders Shelbourne at Lissywollen on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

 “I’d expect the lads to step-up and it’ll be a really good competitive game,” said Butler.

“The funny thing is some of the games against Shelbourne and the bigger teams like Longford Town, the bigger crowd, the players are lifting their game for them.”

Shels travel to Athlone with the home side having lost last time out 2-1 to Cobh Ramblers.

Butler admitted the side’s lack of experience has cost them wins across the board this season.

“When you give away goals against Cabinteely in the 93rd minute, the hand ball, the penalty that should have been given against Limerick.”

“That’s seven or nine points game make a huge difference, like we would have been in the middle of the table” commented butler

“I think we can finish in the top half of the table” commented  Butler, “We’ve a very young team so it’s a learning curve with these players.”

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne will look to extend their five-point lead at the top of the table when they travel to face Athlone Town.

Shels were held to a 1-1 draw by Cabinteely last week as Conan Byrne saw a penalty deep in injury time saved.

Shane Farrell had fired the Reds in front late on before Shane Barnes equalised for Cabo in added time.

Shels manager Ian Morris believes Athlone will be a ‘tricky team with a lot of pace.’

“They’ve got a lot of energy and youthful exuberance,” said Morris.

“They have a good astro where they want to play and have done well at home this season so it’s going to be tough for us,” added Morris

Shelbourne will be without defender John Ross Wilson and midfielder Darragh Noone through injury while Lorcan Fitzgerald is suspended and Denzil Fernandes is a doubt.

Referee: Andrew Mullally.

BETTING

Athlone Town 17/2; Draw 4/1; Shelbourne 1/4.

PREDICTION

Athlone Town 1 – 2 Shelbourne

Athlone Town

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Shelbourne

Injured: John Ross Wilson, Darragh Noone.

Doubtful: Denzil Fernandes.

Suspended: Lorcan Fitzgerald.



Athlone Town
Aaron Myles
Goalkeeper
Patrick Kelly
Defender
Ciaran Grogan
Defender
Aaron Brilly
Defender
Darren Meenan
96Peno: 96'
Midfielder
Jamie Hamilton
63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Midfielder
Rhys Gorman
Midfielder
Shane Dunne
Midfielder
Dean Casey
Midfielder
Jean Yves Poame
73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Forward
Kealan Dillon
Forward

Substitutes
Evan Pierce
73'
73Subbed On: 73'
Forward
Dean O'Shea
Unknown
John Morgan
Forward
Nashir Ishola
Defender
Dean George
Forward
Janabi Amour
63'
63Subbed On: 63'
Unknown
Gargar Ta-Uway
Goalkeeper
Shelbourne
Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
Alex O'Hanlon
Defender
Luke Byrne
Defender
Daniel Byrne
Defender 68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Oscar Brennan
Defender
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Daniel McKenna
Midfielder
Jaze Kabia
Midfielder
27Scored: 27'
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Ciarán Kilduff
Forward
31Scored: 31'
Shane Farrell
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Quinn
Midfield
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Greg Moorhouse
Forward
James English
Forward
81Subbed On: 81'
81'
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Conan Byrne
Midfield
68Subbed On: 68'
68'
Dayle Rooney
Midfield


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