2 - 2
FT

Mark Dignam 22' -
Scored: 22'


Dara Keane 74' -
Scored: 74'


Scored: 39'
- Stephen Meaney 39'

Scored: 90'
- Adam Wixted 90' + 4'

Live Updates for UCD -v- Athlone Town

Updates by Andrew Dempsey

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between UCD and Athlone Town.

90' + 4'

GOAL!

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) scores.

ATHLONE LEVEL WITH THE LAST KICK OF THE GAME!!!!!

Wixted gets on the end of a long hopeful punt forward and scores from a tight angle to earn the latest of late points for the visitors....

90' + 2'

Aidan Friel shoots wide, and that, is probably that... 

90'

There will be 3 minutes of added time....

88'

Time is rapidly running out for Athlone - and they look devoid of ideas for an equaliser. At the moment at least...

87'

Free Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a free-kick.

86'

Corner Kick

James Doona (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

83'

UCD are now naturally starting to slow the game down, and Athlone are struggling to create anything of real note.. This game is on a knife edge...

81'

Substitution

Donal Higgins (in) - Mark Dignam (out) (UCD).

80'

Substitution

Adam Lennon (in) - Liam Kerrigan (out) (UCD).

78'

Kurtis Byrne shoots over the bar - but claims for a corner-kick fall on deaf ears...

77'

Corner Kick

Liam Kerrigan (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

76'

Corner Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

74'

ASSIST!

Mark Dignam (UCD) provides the assist.

74'

GOAL!

Dara Keane (UCD) scores.

UCD RETAKE THE LEAD!

Dara Keane gets on the end of a pass from Mark Dignam to slot home past Schlingermann in the Athlone goal. That was a bit against the run of play...

74'

Watson goes close again for the visitors - but his effort from the outside of his foots dribbles wide... 

72'

Jack Watson goes close for the visitors but his long-ranger was never troubling Lorcan Healy in the UCD goal... Still 1-1...

72'

Athlone are continuing to push forward, but can they find a winner? 

69'

Substitution

Jack Watson (in) - Jamie Hollywood (out) (Athlone Town).

68'

Substitution

Shane Barnes (in) - Stephen Meaney (out) (Athlone Town).

68'

Free Kick

Jack Keaney (UCD) takes a free-kick.

65'

Substitution

Dara Keane (in) - Paul Doyle (out) (UCD).

62'

Corner Kick

Liam Kerrigan (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

62'

Corner Kick

Liam Kerrigan (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

62'

Corner Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

60'

GREAT SAVE!!!!

Lorcan Healy with another brilliant save - this time denying James Doona from close-range... Athlone look menacing here...

58'

Corner Kick

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

55'

CLOSE FOR ATHLONE!

Adam Wixted goes close after finding himself free from the UCD defence - but he can't score while one on one with Healy. Wixted should have made more of that chance...

53'

Luke Boore has earned himself a talking to from referee Gavin Colfer. Not sure what for though...

51'

Good early opening for UCD as Colm Whelan crossed across the face of the goal - but Kerrigan was unable to head home... 

50'

Corner Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

48'

Nearly a mix up from Athlone's Dylan Hand but Derek Daly clears well under pressure from a UCD cross into the six-yard box...

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between UCD and Athlone Town has started.

46'

Substitution

Luke Boore (in) - Harry McEvoy (out) (UCD).

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between UCD and Athlone Town.

45' + 1'

Corner Kick

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

43'

Have to say, Athlone deserved their equaliser - and just as I put the head down, UCD are almost punished for some lax defending, but Meaney can't convert. 

Whelan then goes close but Schlingermann saves well! 

39'

ASSIST!

Aidan Friel (Athlone Town) provides the assist.

39'

GOAL!

Stephen Meaney (Athlone Town) scores.

ATHLONE LEVEL! Meaney sees his glancing header loop over the outstretched arm of Healy in the UCD to level the game. That was a great ball in from Friel to Meaney!

36'

Corner Kick

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

35'

Substitution

Evan Farrell (in) - Michael Gallagher (out) (UCD).

34'

Corner Kick

Adam Wixted (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

33'

WHAT A SAVE! 

Lorcan Healy tips away a certain goal after Kurtis Byrne blocked Jack Keaney's clearance. Healy then tipped the ball away from the top corner and off the postt.. Stephen Meaney then went close but Healy saved again! 

27'

Corner Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

CLOSE FOR UCD! 

Weir sees his free-kick fumbled by Schlngermann - the ball then falls into the path of Liam Kerrigan who shoots at an unaware Schlingermann as the ball goes out for a corner... So close! 

27'

Free Kick

Evan Weir (UCD) takes a free-kick.

25'

Well that was quite the turn up for the books there - after all of Athlone's early dominance, they are now behind..  UCD free-kick now as I type...

23'

ASSIST!

Sean Brennan (UCD) provides the assist.

22'

GOAL!

Mark Dignam (UCD) scores.

UCD TAKE THE LEAD!!! 

Dignam pokes home after a rasping shot from Sean Brennan crashed off the crossbar. The ball fell into the path of Dignam who eventually turned home after a scramble. 

I said UCD were growing into the game...

21'

UCD growing into the game a bit more now. This has been better from the hosts...

20'

Corner Kick

Liam Kerrigan (UCD) takes a corner-kick.

16'

Thankfully for UCD - things have settled down a little bit - but Athlone remain on top. All they are missing is a goal that their play deserves...

14'

Corner Kick

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

11'

Athlone are continuing to press and harass UCD - with their press starting at every chance. BUT WAIT!!! 

KURTIS BYRNE HITS THE BAR!!!!!

Byrne found the ball free in the UCD midfield before striking his effort at the Students crossbar.. This has been excellent from Athlone so far...

7'

CLOSE AGAIN FOR ATHLONE! 

Kurtis Byrne nearly nips in at the back post after a scramble from Hollywood's first-corner. Wixted and Doona are causing UCD alot of issues down the flanks...

7'

Free Kick

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) takes a free-kick.

6'

Corner Kick

Jamie Hollywood (Athlone Town) takes a corner-kick.

5'

Athlone lining up with a 4-2-3-1 and have caused UCD a lot of early problems. UCD playing with their usual three-man backline this evening

2'

Close for UCD now but Schlingermann saves well from Colm Whelan. More of this please!

1'

CHANCE FOR ATHLONE! 

Athlone break quick from the tip-off and release James Doona. Doona then fed the ball into the box but Stephen Meaney was unable to convert thanks to some good keeping from Lorcan Healy... He should have scored there! 

1'

GAME ON!

The game between UCD and Athlone Town has kicked off.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between UCD and Athlone Town has kicked off.

0'

0'

Teams in at the UCD Bowl and UCD have handed starts to Sam Todd and Sean Brennan for the first time. 

Athlone on the other hand have started with a brand new starting XI - with no survivors from last season. Only Oisin Duffy, Scott Delaney, David Brookes and Tumelo Tlou remain in the squad from last year and they are on the bench...

0'

0'

MATCH STATS

UCD won both games between the sides last season, winning 2-1 at home and 4-2 away to Adrian Carberry’s side.

Athlone Town have made 17 news signings during the off-season, although one of their players has made the move to UCD in Adam Lennon.

UCD were the highest scorers in the First Division last season with 44 goals in 18 league games.

0'

Good evening folks and welcome to the UCD Bowl for the First Division clash between UCD and Athlone Town. 

I'm Andrew Dempsey and I will be taking you all through tonight's action. 

Team news to follow shortly! 





UCD
WAug. 27, 2021
UCD 2 - 1 Longford
WSept. 3, 2021
UCD 4 - 3 Bray
WSept. 10, 2021
UCD 5 - 2 Cabinteely
LSept. 17, 2021
UCD 2 - 3 Waterford
LSept. 24, 2021
Galway 4 - 1 UCD
Lorcan Healy 1
Goalkeeper
Evan Weir 25
Defender
Sam Todd 22
Defender
Harry McEvoy 4
46'
46Subbed Off: Luke Boore 46'
Defender
Jack Keaney 6
Defender
Michael Gallagher 2
35'
35Subbed Off: Evan Farrell 35'
Defender
Paul Doyle 21
65'
65Subbed Off: Dara Keane 65'
Midfielder
Mark Dignam 8
Scored: 22'
81'
81Subbed Off: Donal Higgins 81'
Midfielder
Sean Brennan 27
Midfielder
Colm Whelan 10
Forward
Liam Kerrigan 7
80'
80Subbed Off: Adam Lennon 80'
Forward

Substitutes
Adam Lennon 12
80'
80Subbed On: Liam Kerrigan 80'
Midfield
Dara Keane 17
65'
65Subbed On: Paul Doyle 65'
Scored: 74'
Midfield
Donal Higgins 18
81'
81Subbed On: Mark Dignam 81'
Midfield
Eoin Farrell 14
Midfield
Evan Farrell 23
35'
35Subbed On: Michael Gallagher 35'
Defender
Luke Boore 5
46'
46Subbed On: Harry McEvoy 46'
Defender
Ciaran Behan 11
Defender
Isaac Akinsete 12
Defender
Carl Williams 16
Goalkeeper
Athlone
LAug. 13, 2021
UCD 6 - 0 Athlone
WAug. 20, 2021
Athlone 1 - 0 Galway
LSept. 3, 2021
Cork 3 - 1 Athlone
WSept. 10, 2021
Bray 0 - 1 Athlone
LSept. 24, 2021
Athlone 0 - 2 Wexford
16 Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
6 Killian Cantwell
Defender
3 Derek Daly
Defender
2 Aidan Friel
Defender
21 Dylan Hand
Defender
8 Jamie Hollywood
Midfielder 69'
69Subbed Off: Jack Watson 69'
4 Daniel McKenna
Midfielder
7 Adam Wixted
Midfielder
Scored: 90'
10 Kurtis Byrne ©
Forward
14 James Doona
Forward
11 Stephen Meaney
Forward
Scored: 39'
68'
68Subbed Off: Shane Barnes 68'

Substitutes
28 Shane Barnes
Forward 68'
68Subbed On: Stephen Meaney 68'
13 David Brookes
Defender
5 Scott Delaney
Defender
18 Oisin Duffy
Midfield
24 Tristan Noack Hofmann
Defender
1 Kayleum Rice
Goalkeeper
20 Tumelo Tlou
Defender
22 Jack Watson
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Jamie Hollywood 69'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. March 26, 2021

Venue: The UCD Bowl

Referee: Gavin Colfer

Attendance: Unknown

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