First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 2, 2020
Venue: United Park
0 - 2
FT

Peno Scored: 70'
- Ronan Manning 70'

Scored: 84'
- Taner Dogan 84'


League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Athlone Town

Fri, Oct 02 2020

None Credit: Larry McQuillan

DROGHEDA UNITED

Drogheda United will be hoping to maintain their league title push this evening when they welcome Athlone Town to United Park (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

Drogheda of course come into the game following a one-nil win away to Bray Wanderers last week.

Mark Doyle’s twelfth goal of the season was enough to see Drogheda past the Seagulls.

“We’re in a good run of form but we’re only as good as our last game,” Drogs full-back James Brown told his club’s media team.

“We need to stay at that standard for this week. Athlone took points of us earlier in the season and there’s no reason why they can’t do it again so we’ve to be on the ball from the get-go.

He added: “It’s never easy, the quick turnover of games, not only physically but mentally also, trying to just take one game at a time and not think ahead.

“We knew that week could be crucial in our season, but we managed to come out on top in all of them which gives good confidence and morale going forward.”

In team news, Tim Clancy has no suspension worries with Jordan Adeyemo the only player set to miss out.

The forward is set to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix last week.

ATHLONE TOWN

After succumbing to a heavy four-nil defeat at home to Longford Town last week, Athlone Town travel to United Park to take on Drogheda United.

Athlone can take confidence from their performance against Longford for the most part, but they were eventually bested by their opponents last time in the second-half.

The defeat saw Athlone’s three-game unbeaten run come to an end after they won twice and drew once.

In terms of team news, Athlone will be without both Lee Duffy and David Brookes for their visit to United Park. Both are suspended.

 

Referee: Marc Lynch

 

 

MATCH STATS

Athlone have only lost once in their previous four league games, with their only defeat coming in their home loss to Longford Town.

Drogheda United on the other hand are unbeaten in their last five league games – with their last league defeat coming against Cobh Ramblers.

The Boynesiders are unbeaten in their previous twelve league outings against Athlone Town.

BETTING

Drogheda United 1/7; Draw 11/2; Athlone Town 12/1.

PREDICTION

Drogheda United 3 - 1 Athlone Town

 

Drogheda United

Injured: Jordan Adeyemo.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: None.

 

Athlone Town

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: David Brookes, Lee Duffy.


Drogheda United
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
Jack Tuite 4
Defender
Conor Kane 3
Defender
Hugh Douglas 6
Booked: 90'
Defender
James Brown 2
Defender
Chris Lyons 9
Midfielder
© Jake Hyland 11
73'
73Subbed Off: Stephen Meaney 73'
Midfielder
Mark Hughes 45
Midfielder
James Clarke 22
46'
46Subbed Off: Brandon Bermingham 46'
Midfielder
Luke Heeney 21
65'
65Subbed Off: Richie O'Farrell 65'
Forward
Mark Doyle 14
Booked: 55'
Forward

Substitutes
Ross Treacy 1
Goalkeeper
Killian Phillips
Unknown
Ryan O'Shea 25
Defender
Richie O'Farrell 10
65'
65Subbed On: Luke Heeney 65'
Defender
Stephen Meaney 15
73'
73Subbed On: Jake Hyland 73'
Forward
Brandon Bermingham 16
46'
46Subbed On: James Clarke 46'
Forward
Adam Wixted 7
Midfield
Athlone Town
1 Aaron Myles
Goalkeeper
5 Scott Delaney ©
Defender
10 Taner Dogan
Defender
Booked: 44'
Scored: 84'
89'
89Subbed Off: Isreal Kimazo 89'
8 Dean George
Defender 75'
75Subbed Off: Shane Nealon 75'
9 Ronan Manning
Defender
Peno Scored: 70'
Mark Birrane
Midfielder
16 Ciaran Grogan
Midfielder
Booked: 43'
12 Adam Lennon
Midfielder 89'
89Subbed Off: Bradley Okaidja 89'
19 Tumelo Tlou
Midfielder
17 John Morgan
Forward
21 Jack Reynolds
Forward 86'
86Subbed Off: Evan White 86'

Substitutes
28 Jordan Carroll
Midfield
23 Isreal Kimazo
Midfield 89'
89Subbed On: Taner Dogan 89'
Paddy Martin
Goalkeeper
18 Shane Nealon
Midfield 75'
75Subbed On: Dean George 75'
Booked: 82'
4 Evan O'Connor
Defender
20 Bradley Okaidja
Midfield 89'
89Subbed On: Adam Lennon 89'
3 Evan White
Midfield 86'
86Subbed On: Jack Reynolds 86'