FAI Cup QF
Date: 3 p.m. Oct. 31, 2020
Venue: Athlone Town Stadium
4 - 1
FT

Dean George 4' -
Scored: 4'


Scott Delaney 20' -
Scored: 20'


Dean George 66' -
Scored: 66'


Dean George 78' -
Scored: 78'


Scored: 8'
- Ciarán Kilduff 8'


FAI Cup Preview: Athlone Town -v- Shelbourne

Fri, Oct 30 2020

None Credit: Gerry Shanahan

ATHLONE TOWN

Athlone Town will be looking to secure an FAI Cup shock this weekend when they host Shelbourne in the FAI Cup on Saturday afternoon (kick-off is at 3pm).

Adrian Carberry’s side come into the game following a spirited display at home to Bray Wanderers.

Ryan Graydon’s strike was the difference between the sides – but it was not enough for the Seagulls to be crowned First Division champions.

In the aftermath of the game, Athlone confirmed that manager Carberry has extended his stay at the club until the end of the 2023 season.

In terms of team news for Athlone, Lee Duffy is their sole absentee due to suspension.

SHELBOURNE

Premier Division Shelbourne will take a break from league action this weekend as they get set to take on Athlone in the last-eight of the FAI Cup.

The Reds come into the game with their top-flight safety in a precarious situation following Finn Harps’ win over St Patrick’s Athletic on Wednesday night.

“We can’t affect that, and we can’t control other games. After Finn Harps’ last two games the league is back to where it was a few weeks ago.

“But you can’t get distracted by that. We’ve got a massive target tomorrow to try and hit. It would be a great achievement to be in the semi-finals,” Ian Morris told his club’s media team.

“I want to get to the Aviva and bring this team to a final. It’s hugely important and we want to be in the mix there.

“The players have been fantastic for me, it’s a brilliant group. The higher you go in football, the higher the levels get, and the players are responding to that,” he said.

“We need to turn up. If we outwork them, we can achieve a massive target and for me that’s just a fact.

“Athlone will be fighting like real underdogs, so we need to be really at it,” he added.

Shels will be without the suspended Luke Byrne and the injured trio of Georgie Poynton, Karl Sheppard and Lorcan Fitzgerald.

 

Referee: Damien MacGraith.

 

MATCH STATS

Adrian Carberry’s side have won three of their previous seven league games – but they have lost their last three.

Shelbourne are unbeaten in their previous 12 games against Athlone Town – with their last defeat against the Black and Blue of the Midlands coming in 2015.

BETTING

Athlone Town 9/1; Draw 4/1; Shelbourne 1/5.

PREDICTION

Athlone Town 0 - 3 Shelbourne

 

Athlone Town

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: Lee Duffy.

 

Shelbourne

Injured: Georgie Poynton, Karl Sheppard, Lorcan Fitzgerald.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Luke Byrne.


Athlone Town
Aaron Myles 1
Goalkeeper
© Scott Delaney 5
Scored: 20'
Defender
David Brookes 2
Defender
Tumelo Tlou 19
Defender
Ronan Manning 9
Midfielder
Adam Lennon 12
90'
90Subbed Off: Evan White 90'
Midfielder
Ciaran Grogan 16
Booked: 49'
Midfielder
Taner Dogan 10
90'
90Subbed Off: Jordan Carroll 90'
Midfielder
Mark Birrane
Midfielder
Dean George 8
Scored: 4'
Scored: 66'
Scored: 78'
Booked: 78'
90'
90Subbed Off: Shane Nealon 90'
Forward
Jack Reynolds 21
Forward

Substitutes
John Morgan 17
Forward
Paddy Martin
Goalkeeper
Jordan Carroll 28
90'
90Subbed On: Taner Dogan 90'
Midfield
Shane Nealon 18
90'
90Subbed On: Dean George 90'
Midfield
Ross O'Brien
Unknown
Evan O'Connor 4
Defender
Evan White 3
90'
90Subbed On: Adam Lennon 90'
Midfield
Shelbourne
25 Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
14 Aidan Friel
Defender 71'
71Subbed Off: Daniel O'Reilly 71'
6 Daniel Byrne
Defender
Booked: 59'
5 Alex O'Hanlon
Defender
Booked: 45'
71'
71Subbed Off: Aaron Dobbs 71'
12 Denzil Fernandes
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Karl Sheppard 46'
8 Gary Deegan
Midfielder
Mark Byrne
Midfielder
4 Oscar Brennan
Midfielder
Booked: 83'
10 Ryan Brennan
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: Shane Farrell 60'
18 Dayle Rooney
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: Karl Moore 60'
9 Ciarán Kilduff
Forward
Scored: 8'

Substitutes
17 Shane Farrell
Midfield 60'
60Subbed On: Ryan Brennan 60'
20 Aaron Dobbs
Forward 71'
71Subbed On: Alex O'Hanlon 71'
1 Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
15 Karl Moore
Midfield 60'
60Subbed On: Dayle Rooney 60'
2 Daniel O'Reilly
Defender 71'
71Subbed On: Aidan Friel 71'
19 Sean Quinn
Midfield
7 Karl Sheppard
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Denzil Fernandes 46'