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Date Time League Season
29 April 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Athlone still searching for first win

Athlone’s search for their first win of the season will continue after a 3-0 loss to Wexford in Lissywollen.

Athlone worked the ball well in this one, but didn’t finish their chances. Adam Wells, Dinny Corcoran and Jack Doherty all chipped in to give Wexford the points.

Athlone didn’t start this one all that bad. Thomas Oluwa, Carlton Ubaezuonu and Glen McAuley linked up well going forward to start.

Oluwa in particular found a lot of joy on the left hand side and in the 10th minute put a ball into the back stick for McAuley to finish, but he put it wide.

Wexford then started to come into it. Five minutes later, Jack Doherty lofted a ball to the back stick and Dinny Corcoran rose to meet it, but couldn’t keep his effort down.

Two minutes later Conor Barry played through Doherty and he was fouled on the edge of the area. He stepped up to take his own free and smacked the bar, brutally unlucky not to score.

Doherty and Barry linked up again in the 29th minute, with the former pulling it back to the latter who blazed his effort over in a very favourable position.

Athlone may have had a penalty shout in the 37th minute. Ubaezuonu ran through and Paul Cleary brought him down, but nothing was given. A minute later a game of pinball put Oluwa through one on one, but he was denied at point blank range by Alex Moody.

Wexford got the breakthrough on the brink of half time. Doherty was played through and squared it to Adam Wells, who made no mistake to make it 1-0.

Just under ten minutes into the second half Athlone missed their chance to equalise. McAuley found Oluwa at the back stick who had the goal gaping, but his effort was all wrong and he stood on the ball, eventually sending it wide. The chance wouldn’t come again.

It was sealed in the 67th minute. Luka Lovic displayed some good footwork and found Doherty, who played it to Corcoran for the finish.

Doherty got his reward in the 90th minute when he was played through and scored from a tight angle to wrap up his man of the match performance. This result keeps Wexford pressure on Treaty. Athlone on the other hand, are still searching for win number one this season.

  • 94'

    Full time.

  • 90'

    Four minutes added on.

  • 90'

    Goal! Doherty gets his reward for a great performance after being played through and scoring from a tight angle!

  • 82'

    A long ball over the top finds McAuley but he can't sort his feet.

  • 80'

    Ten minutes remain for Athlone to salvage something.

  • 67'

    Goal! The ball is squared across to Corcoran and he slots in. 2-0 Wexford.

  • 56'

    Lengthy stoppage in play due to multiple injuries. Back underway.

  • 55'

    Goalmouth scramble results in Var Geeren blocking it on the line.

  • 54'

    Oluwa has a shocking miss. McAuley squares it to him and he stands on the ball as he's going to hit it.

  • 46'

    Athlone get us back underway.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 45'

    One minute added on.

  • 45'

    Goal! Doherty is played through and squares it to Wells, who slots in. Visitors take the lead.

  • 44'

    Barry is played through and gets a shot off, but Schlingermann is off his line well and saves.

  • 38'

    Oluwa finds himself one on one with Moody but fires straight at him.

  • 37'

    McAuley plays through Ubaezuono and a Cleary challenge brings him down. Looked like a possible penalty shout.

  • 35'

    Ubaezuonu works it well into a dangerous position and puts in a low drilled cross, but there's no one there to meet it.

  • 29'

    Wexford work it well into the box and Doherty lays it back for Barry who blazes over. Should've done better.

  • 21'

    Nothing comes of it.

  • 21'

    Groome booked for fouling Oluwa on the counter. Free for Athlone, chance to cross.

  • 17'

    And Doherty smacks the bar! Very unlucky.

  • 17'

    Wexford win a free right on the edge of the area.

  • 15'

    Good chance for Wexford. Doherty floats it across goal and Corcoran meets it, but can't keep the header down.

  • 10'

    Another one goes begging. Daly crosses to the back stick and McAuley meets it, but hits wide. Should have scored.

  • 9'

    Some impressive link-up play between Athlone's front three of McAuley, Oluwa and Ubaezuonu here. Lacking finishing though.

  • 8'

    McAuley is played in by Ubaezuono, but he has another tame effort.

  • 6'

    McAuley is through on goal and tries to lob Moody, but hits it straight at him.

  • 5'

    Oluwa getting some early joy on Athlone's left flank.

  • 1'

    Wexford get us started.

  • Less than ten minutes until kickoff. Clear skies. Small section of young Athlone fans trying to create a bit of atmosphere.

  • The teams are in.

  • Athlone come into this one still in search of a win, whilst Wexford are looking to keep pace with Treaty in 5th. Important game for both sides, but for different reasons.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for live updates of today's First Division match between Athlone Town and Wexford FC, I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you throughout the evening.

Athlone Town

16Micheál Schlingermann Goalkeeper
3Derek Daly Defender 80'
4Noah van Geenen Defender
5Andy Spain Defender
7Stephen Kenny 17
10Glen McAuley Forward
11Thomas Oluwa 22 Forward
12Aaron Connolly Midfielder
18Oisin Duffy Midfielder
20Gary Armstrong 14 Forward
31Carlton Ubaezuonu 9 Midfielder
30Mark Smith Goalkeeper
2Daniel Dobbin Defender
9Shane Barnes 31 Forward
14Success Edogun 20 Forward
17Isreal Kimazo 7 Midfielder
19Aaron McBride
22Youri Habing 11 Midfielder
23Donal Curtin Midfielder
27Osaze Irhue

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel Defender
4Paul Cleary 20 Defender
5Joseph Manley 3 Defender
7Conor Crowley 6 Midfielder
8Conor Barry 9 Midfielder
10Jack Doherty Midfielder 90'
14Dinny Corcoran Forward 67'
17Adam Wells 16 Defender 45'
21Harry Groome Midfielder 21'
23Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
3Kevin McEvoy 5 Defender
6Luka Lovic 7 Midfielder
9Conor Davis 8 Forward
11Aaron Dobbs Forward
12Thomas Considine Defender
16Len O’Sullivan 17 Defender
19Evan Farrell Forward
20Jordan Tallon 4 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 3)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Athlone Town

(Series 23)
0 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(Series 14)
4 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Athlone Town

(Series 5)
3 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

3 - 6
eLOI-Group B
Online Event

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(Series 13)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Athlone Town

(2nd Round)
5 - 3
FAI Cup
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(Series 4)
1 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

Ground

Athlone Town Stadium
Athlone Town Stadium, Old Rail Trail, Garrycastle, Athlone East Rural Electoral Division, The Municipal District of Athlone — Moate, County Westmeath, Leinster, N37 N1F2, Ireland

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