First
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 31, 2020
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium

Ronan Manning 20' -
Scored: 20'


Peno Scored: 19'
- Jack Doherty 19'

Scored: 60'
- Kaleem Simon 60'

Scored: 75'
- Kaleem Simon 75'


League Preview: Athlone Town -v- Wexford

Thu, Jul 30 2020

Athlone Town

It’s been another tough start for Athlone Town this season, they’ve lost both their games and haemorrhaged goals.

They conceded three against Cabinteely and Cobh Ramblers both times out, although a silver lining for Adrian Carberry is that his side haven’t been shy in front of goal with three of their own to their name.

It’s quite possible that Friday night’s game against Wexford (kick-off 7.45pm) will once again be a clash between two sides that will occupy the lower regions of the First Division and Athlone will need to tighten up their defence if they want to pick up their first points of the season.

The Town will be bolstered by the addition of four players this past week with Ciaran Grogan, Mark Birrane, Lee Duffy and Taner Dogan all joining ahead of Friday night’s restart.

Wexford

Wexford have a couple of points to their name this season, securing two draw before the First Division was postponed.

They travel to Lissywoolen still looking for their first win with draws against Galway United and UCD and a loss to Bray earlier this year.

While defence is a worry for Athlone, scoring goals is as big a worry for Wexford. Just the one goal scored by Brian O’Sullivan’s side so far and that was just in the nick of time on the opening day of the season.

Conor English just managed to nick a goal to give Wexford a share of the points against UCD when he scored in the 89th minute back in February.

Both sides will be looking for a win this weekend and it remains to be seen if Wexford will be able to get their shooting boots on this Friday night.

Referee: Michael Connolly

MATCH STATS

Athlone will still be  looking for their first points of the season when they take on Wexford on Friday night.

With three games played, Wexford have only managed to score the one goal, a stunning strike from Conor English in the final minutes of their game against UCD to give them a share of the points.

Worryingly for Athlone, with just two games played in the First Division, they have scored three times and have also conceded six goals

BETTING

Athlone Town 6/4; Draw 23/10; Wexford 6/4.

PREDICTION

Athlone Town 1-2 Wexford

Athlone Town

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

Wexford

Injured: None.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.


Athlone Town
Aaron Myles 1
Goalkeeper
Scott Delaney 5
Defender
David Brookes 2
Defender
Tumelo Tlou 19
Defender
Ronan Manning 9
20Scored: 20'
Midfielder
Adam Lennon 12
Midfielder
Ciaran Grogan 16
Midfielder
Taner Dogan 10
Midfielder
Joel Coustrain 11
Midfielder
Evan White 3
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Midfielder
John Morgan 17
61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Forward

Substitutes
Darcy Lawless 30
Goalkeeper
Dean George 8
Forward
Harry Cornally 6
Midfield
Jordan Carr 25
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
Midfield
Bradley Okaidja 20
Midfield
Jack Reynolds 21
61'
61Subbed On: 61'
Forward
Wexford
1 Tom Murphy
Goalkeeper
5 Dan Tobin
Defender
79Booked: 79'
3 Craig Giles
Defender
4 James Carroll
Defender
10 Kaleem Simon
Midfielder
60Scored: 60'
75Scored: 75'
2 Karl Fitzsimons
Midfielder
9 Conor English
Midfielder 26'
26Subbed Off: 26'
8 Jack Doherty
Midfielder
19Peno: 19'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
6 Conor Crowley
Midfielder
52Booked: 52'
12 Karl Manahan
Forward
26 Ola Adeyemo
Forward

Substitutes
19 Charlie Smith
Defender
26Subbed On: 26'
26'
89Booked: 89'
24 Kevin McEvoy
Defender
18 Jack Lydon
Goalkeeper
20 Malike Benrouguibi
Midfield
11 Janabi Amour
Unknown
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
7 Azeez Yussuf
Forward