1 - 1
FT

Brian McManus 24' -
Scored: 24'


Scored: 36'
- Stephen Meaney 36'

Live Updates for Shelbourne -v- Athlone Town

90' + 5'

Athlone face another difficult test away to playoff rivals Treaty next week as they attempt to bring the race to the final day of the season.

90' + 5'

All over here at Tolka Park as Athlone head back to Westmeath with a huge point that keeps their playoff hopes alive. Shels were understandably not as sharp as usual as neither side deserved to take all three points after a dull second half.

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shelbourne and Athlone Town.

90' + 1'

Athlone are launching a late charge for a winner as Stephen Meaney almost grabs his second of the night with a low shot from the edge of the box which drifts just wide.

90'

Michael Barker takes a good yellow after bringing commiting a foul on the very edge of the box. Glen McAuley slips while taking the resulting free kick that rolls just wide of the post.

88'

Yellow Card

Michael Barker (Shelbourne) is booked.

84'

Substitution

Alex Nolan  - George Poynton  (Shelbourne).

84'

Substitution

Michael O'Connor  - Yassine En-Neyah  (Shelbourne).

84'

Substitution

Daniel McKenna  - Kurtis Byrne  (Athlone Town).

84'

Substitution

David Brookes  - Derek Daly  (Athlone Town).

82'

Absolutley dreadful second half at Tolka Park as both sides have seemingly lost the ability to string three passes together. There's been no impetus from either team to chase a winner.

77'

Substitution

Lee Duffy  - James Doona  (Athlone Town).

76'

Substitution

Gavin Molloy  - Shane Farrell  (Shelbourne).

76'

Substitution

Ryan Brennan  - Yoyo Mahdy  (Shelbourne).

74'

Both teams become sloppy in possession as the second half progresses. Athlone would be happy to take a point and live to fight another day but a winner is certainly there for them.

65'

Yellow Card

Aidan Friel (Athlone Town) is booked.

63'

Substitution

Dayle Rooney  - Stanley Anaebonan   (Shelbourne).

60'

Both sides looking a little jaded here as the tempo of the game has dropped massively since the first half.

54'

Dererk Daly flashes a shot from distance just over the bar after some good direct running from James Doona.

51'

Slow start to the second half here, Athlone have had a couple of dangerous looking breaks but neither side able to gain a foothold so far.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shelbourne and Athlone Town has started.

45' + 2'

Level at the break after an interesting first half, Shels took their foot off the pedal after taking the lead and allowed Athlone back into the game but haven't created chance as freely towards the end of the half as Athlone's playoff hopes remain alive for the time being.

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shelbourne and Athlone Town.

40'

The Reds are firmly back in the ascendancy with Mahdy running at the Athlone defence and producing a clever backheel to Farrell, but Schlingermann comes to rescue yet again to keep it level.

38'

Shels almost take back the lead straight away as Georgie Poynton forces Schlingermann into another save with a shot from the edge of the box and Shane Farrell has a follow up attempt blocked away.

37'

Athlone get an equaliser with their first real chance of the game. Glen McAuley picked out Stephen Meaney with a pinpoint cross from the right wing and Meaney's cushioned header left Brendan Clarke with no chance.

36'

GOAL!

Stephen Meaney (Athlone Town) scores.

31'

The goal seems to have stirred Athlone somewhat as they are putting a few more passes together but its difficult to see where a goal is going to come from for the visitors.

25'

Shels' set piece superiority has paid off as they take the lead through McManus. The Shels man got free from the Athlone defence and fired a low half volley past Schlingermann from a corner kick.

24'

GOAL!

Brian McManus (Shelbourne) scores.

18'

Gilchrist causes problems from a set piece again as he finds himself completely free from a corner but his glancing header drifts just the wrong side of the post.

16'

Athlone look to have weathered the early storm and are enjoying more possession but still creating nothing to trouble the Shels defence.

10'

Mahdy looks in the mood tonight as he comes agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock, forcing Schlingermann to get down and make a fingertip save. Aly Gilchrist gets a touch on the resulting corner but its saved on the line by an Athlone defender.

9'

Early switch for Athlone as Scott Delaney is forced off with an injury. Delaney had his head wrapped before kick-off so likely an aggravation of a previous injury.

8'

Substitution

Brandon McCann  - Scott Delaney  (Athlone Town).

5'

The Reds look to be playing with real freedom here as Yassine En-Neyah puts Yoyo Mahdy through with a delicate pass but last season's First Division top scorer will be disappointed with his shot that's pulled wide.

2'

Shels start off on the front foot as Michael Schlingermann is forced down to his right to save shot by Brian McManus from just outside the box.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shelbourne and Athlone Town has kicked off.

0'

A defeat tonight would effectively end Athlone's playoff chances as Paul Doolin makes two changes to the side that scored a late winner against Cabinteely with Stephen Meaney and Glen McAuley coming into tonight's side.

0'

The pressure is off for Shels this week as Ian Morris makes five changes to the side that wrapped up the league against Treaty United last week with Michael Barker, Brian McManus, Yoyo Mahdy and Maxim Kouogon coming into the starting lineup. There's also a first senior start tonight for Stanley Anaebonam.

0'

First Division action from Tolka Park tonight as Athlone Town look to keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a trip to newly crowned champions Shelbourne.





Shelbourne
WSept. 24, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shels
WOct. 1, 2021
Shels 1 - 0 Treaty United
DOct. 8, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 Athlone
LOct. 15, 2021
Cobh 2 - 0 Shels
DOct. 29, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 UCD
Brendan Clarke 1
Goalkeeper
Kevin O'Connor 3
Defender
Maxim Kouogun 15
Defender
Ally Gilchrist 4
Defender
Michael Barker 2
Booked: 88'
Defender
George Poynton 26
84'
84Subbed Off: Alex Nolan 84'
Midfielder
Brian McManus 14
Scored: 24'
Midfielder
Shane Farrell 17
76'
76Subbed Off: Gavin Molloy 76'
Midfielder
Yoyo Mahdy 11
76'
76Subbed Off: Ryan Brennan 76'
Forward
Yassine En-Neyah
84'
84Subbed Off: Michael O'Connor 84'
Forward
Stanley Anaebonan
63'
63Subbed Off: Dayle Rooney 63'
Forward

Substitutes
Dayle Rooney 18
63'
63Subbed On: Stanley Anaebonan 63'
Midfield
Michael O'Connor 9
84'
84Subbed On: Yassine En-Neyah 84'
Forward
Alex Nolan
84'
84Subbed On: George Poynton 84'
Unknown
Eric Molloy
Midfield
Gavin Molloy
76'
76Subbed On: Shane Farrell 76'
Midfield
Denzil Fernandes 12
Midfield
Luke Byrne 23
Defender
Ryan Brennan 10
76'
76Subbed On: Yoyo Mahdy 76'
Midfield
Jack Brady 25
Goalkeeper
Athlone
LSept. 24, 2021
Athlone 0 - 2 Wexford
WOct. 1, 2021
Athlone 2 - 1 Cabinteely
DOct. 8, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 Athlone
DOct. 15, 2021
Treaty United 1 - 1 Athlone
LOct. 29, 2021
Athlone 1 - 2 Cobh
16 Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
21 Dylan Hand
Defender
2 Aidan Friel
Defender
Booked: 65'
5 Scott Delaney
Defender 8'
8Subbed Off: Brandon McCann 8'
6 Killian Cantwell
Defender
Tunmise Sobowale
Midfielder
14 James Doona
Midfielder 77'
77Subbed Off: Lee Duffy 77'
3 Derek Daly
Midfielder 84'
84Subbed Off: David Brookes 84'
11 Stephen Meaney
Forward
Scored: 36'
Glen McAuley
Forward
10 Kurtis Byrne
Forward 84'
84Subbed Off: Daniel McKenna 84'

Substitutes
21 Jack Reynolds
Forward
Ray O'Sullivan
Defender
4 Daniel McKenna
Defender 84'
84Subbed On: Kurtis Byrne 84'
Brandon McCann
Forward 8'
8Subbed On: Scott Delaney 8'
Katlego Mashigo
Midfield
Tommy Holland
Goalkeeper
18 Oisin Duffy
Midfield
Lee Duffy
Forward 77'
77Subbed On: James Doona 77'
13 David Brookes
Defender 84'
84Subbed On: Derek Daly 84'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 8, 2021

Venue: Tolka Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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