Late corner to the home side. Easily taken by McNulty
Jack Baxter (Cork City) scores.
Could be the clincher here. Baxter is the man who wins the ball back initially from a defender. Some neat interplay between himself, McGlade and Beineon-O' Brien Withmarsh, before the former takes it on and finishes confidently.
Two successive blocks from Dylan Hand denies City
Pointless booking to give away as he tussles with his marker
Wixted tries to dig out a cross despite many players around him. Caught by McNulty though
Daniel Mckenna has a go but it is easy enough for McNulty
A few Cork City players are going down with fatigue at the moment. It is a demanding pitch to be fair
Byrne almost gets away from Gordon Walker but McNulty deals with it
And almost two at the other end. Played into Baxter who takes it first time. Schlingermann is equal to it yet again.
Close there. Kutris Byrne plays a great ball over the top into the path of Adam Wixted. McNulty comes out to meet him but Steven Beattie is the man who clears it up
Break at the moment to allow players get some water in
Doonan has a chance for a shot but takes too long with it. City clear it away
Dara Murphy is next to try his luck but is denied by a great save by Micheal Schlingermann
Derek Daly (Athlone Town) is booked.
Morrissey is taken down by a late challenge and City win a free-kick. Daly receives a yellow card
James Doona takes a shot from distance before it is blocked by Jack Baxter. The resulting corner is cleared
Jack Baxter has an effort which stings the hands of the goalkeeper. He manages to hold on to it
Gearoid Morrissey has an effort from outside the area but it is just over the bar
No real chances as of yet. The away side look decent enough on the ball. Yet to see any real chances from either side though
Philip Morrissey reporting for Extratime.ie. A lovely evening here in Westmeath as the First Division returns again. Big game at both ends of the table tonight. The home side are currently placed in third and placed well when it comes to the promotion shake-up, Cork City, on the other hand, are second bottom and desperate for three points to see them move up the table.
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 18, 2021
Athlone Town Stadium