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Date Time League Season
5 August 2022 7:45 pm First Division 2022

Match Report

LOI FD Report: Cork City v Athlone Town

Barry Coffey scored a hat-trick as Cork City ruthlessly dispatched Athlone Town 6-1 at Turners Cross.

The opening ten minutes was end to end with Athlone in particular showing no fear in going forward despite their low position in the table.

That early optimism faded quickly however when Dylan McGlade put Barry Coffey through on goal with the former Celtic player slotting the ball home in the 14th minute.

Two minutes later and the dynamic duo were at it again. McGlade did well to cut in off the left before Coffey got on the end of the cross to smash home and double City’s lead.

The second quarter was understandably flat with the hosts in complete control. Athlone’s best chance of the half came through captain Shane Barnes who ran in behind the City defence but his effort flashed just wide.

Cian Coleman reenergised the crowd when he got City’s third goal just before the break after heading home from a corner to leave it 3-0 at the break.

Three became four at the beginning of the second half as Josh Honahan headed home from another corner.

Athlone’s luck continued to slide as goalkeeper Vladislav Velikin was deemed to have brought down Ruairí Keating in the box in the 51st minute. The Galway man converted the resulting to spot kick for 5-0.

The goals kept coming with Coffey getting his hat-trick in the 58th minute when Velikin failed to keep out his half volley.

Similar to the opening half, the energy began to drop in the second quarter with the points long sewn up by the hosts.

Valeri Dolia got one back in injury for Athlone in what was an otherwise comfortable night for Colin Healy’s side who remain at the summit.

  • Full-time, a good nights work for City who run out 6-1 winners.

  • 90'

    Valeri Dolia gets one back for Athlone.

  • 90'

    3 additional minutes to be played.

  • 90'

    Dylan McGlade goes through one on one with the keeper but is flagged for offside.

  • 82'

    Thomas Oluwa off for Athlone with Jack Kavangh on instead along with Matthew Leal on for Duffy.

  • 80'

    Daniel Dobbin with a shot for Athlone but despite finding himself in acres of space he snatches it and the ball goes wide.

  • 75'

    Energy gone out of the game again with the points long sewn up for the hosts.

  • 67'

    Subs for Athlone as Gary Armstrong is off for Dan Dobbin and Aaron McBride is off for Andy Spain. Uniss Kargbo on for Kevin O'Connor for City.

  • 62'

    Subs for City as Ruairi Keating is off for Louis Britton and Cian Bargary off for Doona.

  • 60'

    Yellow for Athlone's Thomas Oluwa for a clumsy challenge.

  • 58'

    Hat-trick for Barry Coffey. Velikin can't keep out his half volley. 6-0 and still over half an hour to play.

  • 56'

    Subs for Cork as Matt Srbely is on for Aaron Bolger along with Darragh Crowley off for Gordon Walker.

  • 51'

    Keating converts the spot kick to make it 5-0.

  • 50'

    Keating and Velikin collide but appears the referee has given City a penalty.

  • 46'

    4-0. City's second goal from a corner this time through Josh Honahan.

  • 46'

    Back underway for the second half.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • HT with City in complete control at the break with a 3 goal cushion.

  • 43'

    3-0 City as Cian Coleman heads home from a corner.

  • 39'

    Great chance for Athlone there through Shane Barnes who got in behind the City defence after a long ball. The ball beats Harrington but flashes wide.

  • 34'

    Yellow card for Athlone's Gary Armstrong for a late challenge.

  • 31'

    Better from Athlone in the last few minutes. Despite a good spell of possession they've struggled to get a shot away.

  • 22'

    Game has understandably died down since the two goals with City in complete control.

  • 16'

    2-0 and once more its McGlade who feeds Coffey to tuck it home.

  • 14'

    1-0 City. McGlade plays through Coffey who slots the ball into the right hand corner giving Velikin no chance.

  • 9'

    Good play from Dylan McGlade there down the right channel before whipping a cross to Barry Coffey. Athlone keeper Vladislav Velikin does well to get down and deny him.

  • 7'

    Decent start from Athlone who aren't afraid of going forward. A couple of decent crosses into the box has given City something to think about.

  • 4'

    First shot on target for City from Cian Murphy. A decent effort considering he was off balance.

  • 1'

    Underway.

  • Teams out onto the pitch.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary of Cork City v Athlone Town. Kick off from Turners Cross is at 7.45

Cork City

13David Harrington Goalkeeper
14Kevin O’Connor 2 Defender
18Joshua Honohan Defender 46'
4Cian Coleman Midfielder 43'
7Dylan McGlade Midfielder
8Aaron Bolger 19 Midfielder
10Barry Coffey Midfielder 14', 16', 58'
15Matt Healy Midfielder
9Ruairi Keating 40 Forward 51'
17Darragh Crowley 25 Forward
24Cian Murphy Forward
11Cian Bargary 22 Forward
2Uniss Kargbo 14 Defender
19Matt Srbely 8 Midfielder
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
21Oran Crowe Midfielder
22James Doona 11 Midfielder
25Gordon Walker 17 Defender
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
34Franco Umeh Forward
40Louis Britton 9 Forward

Athlone Town

16Vladislav Velikin Goalkeeper
4Noah van Geenen Defender
27Cian Kelly Defender
12Adam Lennon Midfielder
18Oisin Duffy 14 Midfielder
19Aaron McBride 5
22Patrick Hickey
26Jarlath Jones
20Gary Armstrong 2 Forward 34'
11Thomas Oluwa 23 Forward 60'
9Shane Barnes Forward
2Daniel Dobbin 20 Defender
5Andy Spain 19 Defender
8Valerii Dolla 90'
10Omochere Forward
17Matthew McCarrick Forward
14Matthew Leal 18
17Charles Mutawe Defender
23Jack Kavanagh 11
50Enda Minouge Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 15)
1 - 0
Women's National League
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Round 9)
1 - 4
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Round 15)
1 - 2
First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Round 7)
4 - 1
First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 23)
2 - 0
Women's National League
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Series 21)
3 - 1
First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 14)
2 - 2
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 12)
0 - 2
First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Series 5)
2 - 2
Women's National League
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Cork City

(Series 3)
0 - 1
First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

(Series 7)
2 - 0
Women's National League
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Athlone Town

Ground

Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, Ireland

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