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Date Time League Season
9 September 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Athlone Town upset Wexford in Lissywollen

Wexford lost ground on the promotion places tonight, coming away from Lissywollen with a 2-0 loss to Athlone Town tonight.

The result is fair, as Athlone had more than the bulk of the chances. Adam Lennon scored the first just after half time, whilst Patrick Hickey sealed the deal with five minutes to go.

The first of these really good chances came in the 21st minute after Hickey intercepted the ball in the middle of the park. He played it to Thomas Oluwa, who went one on one with Alex Moody. Oluwa opted for the lob, sending it just wide.

He got another good chance just four minutes later, when he was played in again down the right-hand side. He cut onto his left, only for Moody to tip it wide.

Wexford had their best chance of the first just three minutes out from half time and what a chance it was. Eoin Farrell played a glorious through ball to Aidan Friel on the right-hand side, who drilled a low cross to Aaron Dobbs. Dobbs missed with the goal absolutely gaping, a shocking miss.

Athlone got their lead just four minutes out of the half when it was played to Lennon all alone outright. He cut onto his left and with a great finish, found the net.

Just a minute later Wexford were hit on the counter when a clearance found Oluwa. He carried the ball from halfway right into the box but Moody denied what would have been an amazing goal.

Oluwa would have two more notable misses in the 64th and 75th minute, and it almost proved costly as Wexford won a penalty in the 79th.

Conor Barry and Oisin Duffy both went down in an off-the-ball collision, which the ref controversially deemed a Wexford penalty. It looked as if Athlone were about to be hard done by, but Dinnie Corcoran blared the penalty over the bar.

This in itself proved costly, as five minutes from time it was sealed. Wexford were caught with sloppy play out from the back when a Len O’Sullivan pass back to Moody was intercepted by Hickey, who rounded the keeper and slotted it in. This proved to be all she wrote.

This means Wexford lose further ground on the playoff places, which is disappointing given how promising it looked at one stage. Although Athlone look sentenced to the bottom, they put in another good performance.

  • 95'

    Full time.

  • 90'

    Five minutes added on.

  • 89'

    Dobbin plays it to Kavanagh at the back stick but Moody saves it at point blank range.

  • 85'

    It comes back to bite him as a Len O'Sullivan pass back to Moody is intercepted by Hickey, who rounds the keeper and slots it in!

  • 85'

    It comes back to bite him as a Len O'Sullivan pass back to Moody is intercepted by Hickey, who rounds the keeper and slots it in!

  • 82'

    Corcoran blares it over!

  • 79'

    Penalty Wexford! Conor Barry is involved in an off the ball collision with Oisin Duffy and both go down and a penalty is given. Bad decision.

  • 75'

    Oluwa again is played through and hits it wide. Shocking night in front of goal for him.

  • 68'

    Lovic hits a good strike, but Minogue tips it wide.

  • 55'

    Athlone have Wexford totally on the ropes. Ian Ryan making a double sub to swing the momentum.

  • 50'

    Oluwa goes on a barnstorming run and has the goal at his mercy, but Moody denies him. Very end to end all of a sudden.

  • 49'

    Goal! Adam Lennon gets it on the right, cuts onto his left foot and finds the net! Brilliant finish!

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 42'

    Farrell plays a glorious through ball to Friel, who squares it to Dobbs who somehow misses. Yet, the ref gives a corner. Not sure who got the touch but Wexford could've scored thanks to a great through ball from Farrell.

  • 25'

    Oluwa again is played through on the right, but he cuts inside and Moody tips his effort wide.

  • 21'

    Great chance for Athlone. Hickey wins the ball in midfield and plays through Oluwa, who goes one one one with. Moody. His lob is just wide though, should have scored.

  • 1'

    And we're off.

  • Teams are now in.

  • Hello and welcome to finalwhistle.ie for live updates of today's first division clash between Athlone Town and Wexford, I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you throughout.

Athlone Town

1Enda Minogue Goalkeeper
3Jarlath Jones
4Noah van Geenen Defender
5Andy Spain Defender
7Adam Lennon 2 Midfielder 49'
11Thomas Oluwa 8 Forward
12Aaron Connolly Midfielder
17Charles Mutawe 14 Defender 35'
18Oisin Duffy Midfielder 80'
20Gary Armstrong Forward
22Patrick Hickey Defender 85'
18'
16Vladislav Velikin Goalkeeper
2Daniel Dobbin 7 Defender 90'
8Matthew McCarrick 11 Forward
10Precious Omochere Forward
14Jack Kavanagh 17 Midfielder
19Aaron McBride
23Matthew Leal
26Cameron Mulready
27Cian Kelly Defender

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel 14 Defender
3Eoin Farrell Forward
4Paul Cleary 20 Defender
5Joseph Manley Defender
6Luka Lovic 7 Midfielder
8Conor Barry Midfielder
9Conor Davis 12 Forward
11Aaron Dobbs Forward
17Adam Wells 16 Defender
21Harry Groome Midfielder
25Shay O’Leary Goalkeeper
7Conor Crowley 6 Midfielder
12Thomas Considine 9 Defender
14Dinny Corcoran 2 Forward
16Len O’Sullivan 17 Defender
19Evan Farrell Forward
20Jordan Tallon 4 Midfielder
23Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender
33Mitchell Byrne Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 23)
3 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Athlone Town

(Round 13)
0 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Wexford FC

(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

Formerly DCU Journalism, covering mainly Athlone teams for finalwhistle.ie