First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020
Venue:

Mikey Place 41' -
Scored: 41'


Francely Lomboto 88' -
Scored: 88'


Scored: 22'
- Taner Dogan 22'

Scored: 59'
- Adam Lennon 59'


League Preview: Galway United v Athlone Town

Mon, Aug 03 2020

Credit: Paul Dolan

GALWAY UNITED

The Tribesmen are back in action just days after restarting their First Division campaign when Athlone Town make the trip to Galway on Monday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Galway were easily beaten by Cabinteely on Friday night when the Dublin side netted twice to take the three points in Eamonn Deacy Park.

Alan Murphy will be looking for a major response from his side against Athlone as The Tribesmen drift further from the top of the table.

“It’s a positive that we have a game so quickly after Cabinteely,” Murphy said, speaking to the club’s website.

“The Cabinteely game was a game that we were really looking forward to, but it didn’t happen for us on the night.

“Cabinteely played for set pieces and they played physically, they were well structured and very organised.

“I think we’ve seen Cabinteely scoring three times from set pieces already this season and they’ve gone and scored from another set-piece against us as well, so we need to look at ourselves, we allowed them to impose themselves on us.

“What we need to do on Monday is impose our own game on Athlone Town a lot more than we did against Cabinteely.

“I’m looking for the players to stand up and give a real performance. We need to manage the game at times, we need a little bit of leadership and to show some nous.”

The list of absentees is still long for The Tribesmen with Mícheál Schlingermann, Enda Curran, Conor Melody, Jack O’Connor and Joshua Smith out with injury.

Shane Duggan serves the rest of his two match ban on Monday night, while Shane Doherty is still in self-isolation following his return from the United States, and Alberto Cabanyes is still unavailable.

ATHLONE TOWN

The Town suffered their third loss from three games last Friday night when they hosted Wexford.

That game saw the Midlands club concede another three goals which makes it nine goals in total that they have conceded in just three games.

They managed to get on the scoresheet again, which will be the one bright spark for Monday night’s visitors to Galway, Ronan Manning with the goal again

That being said, if Adrian Carberry’s side cannot fix their worrying defensive woes it could be a long time before we see them pick up any points.

Referee: Oliver Moran

 

MATCH STATS

Athlone Town last beat Galway United back in June 2006 with a 1-0 win over The Tribesmen at St Mel’s Park.

Both Athlone Town’s manager Adrian Carberry and Galway United assistant manager Colin Fortune have played for both clubs.

The sides were due to meet in February in the First Division but the game was postponed due to adverse weather. They eventually met in the, now abandoned, 2020 edition of the EA Sports Cup where The Tribesmen ran out 2-0 winners back in March.

BETTING

Galway United 4/9; Draw 4/1; Athlone Town 7/1.

PREDICTION

Galway United 2–0 Athlone Town

 

Galway United

Injured: Mícheál Schlingermann, Enda Curran, Conor Melody, Jack O’Connor, Shane Doherty, Joshua Smith.

Doubtful: Cian Murphy.

Suspended: Shane Duggan.

 

Athlone Town

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Galway United
Kevin Horgan
Goalkeeper
Cian Murphy
74Booked: 74'
Defender
Kevin Farragher
Defender
Killian Brouder
25Booked: 25'
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Defender
Marc Ludden
Midfielder
Donal Higgins
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher
Midfielder
Maurice Nugent
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Midfielder
Sam Warde
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
Forward
Mikey Place
30Booked: 30'
41Scored: 41'
Forward

Substitutes
Cian Mulryan
Goalkeeper
Francely Lomboto
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
88Scored: 88'
Midfield
Conor Barry
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Forward
Caoilfhionn O'Dea
Midfield
Timo Parthoens
Defender
Carlton Ubaezuonu
Midfield
Wilson Waweru
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Midfield
Athlone Town
1 Aaron Myles
Goalkeeper
2 David Brookes
Defender
5 Scott Delaney
Defender
3 Evan White
Defender
Mark Birrane
Midfielder
72Booked: 72'
11 Joel Coustrain
Midfielder 36'
36Subbed Off: 36'
10 Taner Dogan
Midfielder
22Scored: 22'
37Booked: 37'
16 Ciaran Grogan
Midfielder
12 Adam Lennon
Midfielder
59Scored: 59'
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
9 Ronan Manning
Midfielder
45Booked: 45'
8 Dean George
Forward

Substitutes
25 Jordan Carr
Midfield
36Subbed On: 36'
36' 71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
28 Jordan Carroll
Midfield
30 Darcy Lawless
Goalkeeper
17 John Morgan
Forward
20 Bradley Okaidja
Midfield
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
21 Jack Reynolds
Forward
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
19 Tumelo Tlou
Defender