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Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020
Venue:
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Scored: 65'
- Jack Reynolds 65'


League Preview: Wexford -v- Athlone Town

Sun, Sep 20 2020

None Credit: Gerry Shanahan

WEXFORD

After another defeat, Wexford will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they host Athlone Town at Ferrycarrig Park on Monday night (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Slaneysiders come into the game off the back of a one-nil defeat away to Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Enda Curran’s opener gave the Tribesmen all three points as he headed home past Wexford keeper Tom Murphy.

The result saw the Slaneysiders go bottom of the table – and they have only scored six goals all season in their 12 games played.

Wexford have yet to release any updated team news, but it is expected that both Conor English and Karl Manahan will miss out with injuries.

ATHLONE TOWN

Athlone Town will be looking to build on some positive momentum when they take on Wexford at Ferrycarrig Park tomorrow evening.

Adrian Carberry’s side come into the game off the back of a morale-boosting two-one win over playoff chasing Cobh Ramblers at Lissywoolen last time out.

Ben O’Riordan gave the Rams the lead on the 62nd minute before the lead was wiped out by Dean George’s equaliser minutes later.

And in the 83rd minute Athlone took the lead and, in turn, grabbed a winner through Ronan Manning’s spot-kick.

The result saw Athlone leapfrog Wexford into ninth position, leaving Brian O’Sullivan’s side rooted to the bottom of the table on goal difference.

Athlone have yet to release team news.  

 

Referee: Kevin O’Sullivan.

MATCH STATS

Wexford have lost their previous seven league games on the bounce – with their last win coming against Athlone on July 31st.

Athlone Town however have picked up four points from their previous two league outings with a draw against Cabinteely and a win over Cobh.

Athlone have the worst defence in the First Division with 31 goals conceded. However, they have scored a higher total than fifth placed Longford with 15.

BETTING

Wexford 5/4; Draw 12/5; Athlone Town 17/10.

PREDICTION

Wexford 2 - 2 Athlone Town

 

Wexford

Injured: Conor English, Karl Manahan.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.

 

Athlone Town

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.


Wexford
Tom Murphy 1
Goalkeeper
James Carroll 5
Defender
Craig Giles 3
Defender
Charlie Smith 16
Booked: 29'
66'
66Subbed Off: Kieran Murphy 66'
Defender
© Dan Tobin 2
Defender
Conor Crowley 7
Midfielder
Jack Doherty 10
Booked: 73'
Midfielder
Karl Fitzsimons 9
Midfielder
Jack Larkin
46'
46Subbed Off: Malike Benrouguibi 46'
Midfielder
Jay Nwanze
51'
51Subbed Off: Kevin McEvoy 51'
Midfielder
Azeez Yussuf 7
Forward

Substitutes
Malike Benrouguibi 20
46'
46Subbed On: Jack Larkin 46'
Midfield
Liam Berry
Forward
Kristian Crawford 15
Defender
Jack Lydon 18
Goalkeeper
Kevin McEvoy 15
51'
51Subbed On: Jay Nwanze 51'
Defender
Kieran Murphy
66'
66Subbed On: Charlie Smith 66'
Forward
Patrick O'Sullivan 14
Midfield
Athlone Town
1 Aaron Myles
Goalkeeper
20 Tumelo Tlou
Defender
Booked: 78'
16 Ciaran Grogan
Defender
5 Scott Delaney
Defender
13 David Brookes
Defender
9 Ronan Manning
Midfielder
12 Adam Lennon
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: Evan White 80'
10 Taner Dogan
Midfielder 66'
66Subbed Off: Lee Duffy 66'
Mark Birrane
Midfielder
Booked: 77'
21 Jack Reynolds
Forward
Scored: 65'
87'
87Subbed Off: John Morgan 87'
8 Dean George
Forward

Substitutes
3 Evan White
Midfield 80'
80Subbed On: Adam Lennon 80'
4 Evan O'Connor
Defender
Ross O'Brien
Unknown
17 John Morgan
Forward 87'
87Subbed On: Jack Reynolds 87'
Paddy Martin
Goalkeeper
Lee Duffy
Forward 66'
66Subbed On: Taner Dogan 66'
28 Jordan Carroll
Midfield