Date Time League Season
14 May 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Lynch nets winner for Treaty

Jack Lynch's superb 22nd minute effort meant that Treaty United captured all three points at Markets Field tonight against Athlone Town.

A fantastic pass from Sean McSweeney split the Athlone defence and played Lynch through, who tunnelled through and finished past Town keeper, Micheal Schlingermann.

Despite Athlone having the majority of possession, the home side deserved the win as they created the better chances.

This result sees Athlone’s third defeat in a row, while Treaty bounce back from their 3-2 loss to UCD last week.

The two teams are now level on points in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.

The start of the game was very scrappy but Athlone seemed to take control after 20 minutes. However, they failed to create any chances of note.

After taking the lead, Treaty began to look more dangerous with a few strikes on goal that tested Town shot stopper Schlingermann.

At the opposite end, Tadhg Ryan would have hoped that the second half would be as easy for him. And it mostly was, with Athlone only forcing the Treaty ‘keeper into one notable save from close range.

The Limerick outfit had a couple of chances to double their lead through Lynch, who found himself free of the away side’s defence all night.

Joel Coustrain came on in the 58th minute and the Midlanders struggled to deal with him as he ran their defence ragged.

Athlone had two great chances to draw themselves level in added time. Jack Reynolds crept in at the back-post, but he saw his header loop over the bar. Adam Wixted also had an opportunity through a free header, but he failed to keep his effort on target as it went wide of Ryan’s goal. 

Despite having the bulk of possession, Athlone were not convincing enough in front of goal – something which seems to be a regular occurrence for The Town over the past three weeks.

The home side looked to be the more dangerous of the two, and their three points were well deserved. 

This result sees Athlone’s third defeat in a row, while Treaty bounce back from their 3-2 loss to UCD last week.

The two teams are now level on 15 points in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.

  • This result sees both sides level on points

  • Athlone failed to get in behind the Treaty defence and they will be disappointed with their performance

  • Their defensive performance in the second half was great

  • A great win for Treaty United

  • 90'

    Full Time: Treaty United 1-0 Athlone Town

  • 93'

    Athlone can't ask for much more in terms of chances

  • 93'

    Wixted with another free header but it goes wide

  • 92'

    Reynolds with a great chance at the back post but he heads over

  • 90'

    Dylan hand receives a yellow after stopping a counter attack

  • 85'

    Replaced by Armshaw

  • 85'

    McCarthy off

  • 79'

    replaced by McNamara

  • 79'

    Keane off

  • 79'

    Replaced by McKevitt

  • 79'

    McSweeney off

  • 76'

    A wonderful save from Tadhg Ryan as he keeps an effort out from close range

  • 75'

    McSweeney with a great effort from outside the area that is well met by Schlingermann who parries away

  • 70'

    Replaced by McCann

  • 70'

    Hollywood off

  • 70'

    Replaced by Barnes

  • 70'

    Meaney off

  • 68'

    O'Donnell is unmarked at the back post from a corner, the ball was begging to be hit but he fails to connect

  • 63'

    McSweeney receives a yellow card for leavng the pitch without the referees permission

  • 63'

    Replaced by Brookes

  • 63'

    Derek Daly off

  • 62'

    A deflection in the box falls kindly to Lynch who hits it goalwards and deflects wide

  • 58'

    Replaced by Coustrain

  • 58'

    Hanlon comes off

  • 55'

    Hanlon follows in and clashes with Schlingermann, it results in a yellow card

  • 53'

    Adam Wixted joins McKenna in the book after a late challenge

  • 50'

    Lynch has the chance at a brace with a free header from a free kick but he sees his effort go wide of the Athlone goal

  • 46'

    We are underway as the second half begins

  • The teams are on the pitch for the restart

  • An exciting second half is in store as Athlone will look to rescue a goal back

  • Treaty have had the better of the chances and deserve the lead, despite Athlone having the majority of possession

  • 45'

    Half Time: Treaty United 1-0 Athlone Town

  • 39'

    Stephen Meaney manoeuvres a bit of space on the edge of the box but pulls his shot wide of the target

  • 35'

    Kieran Hanlon has a strike and tests Schlingermann who saves well

  • 24'

    Dan McKenna earns a yellow card after a late challenge

  • 22'

    Jack Lynch puts Treaty United ahead, a wonderful through ball split the Athlone defence and Lynch finished calmly

  • 18'

    Sean McSweeney heads the ball past Dylan Hand and spots Schlingermann off his line, his attempted chip was unsuccessful though

  • 14'

    Great piece of play from Stephen Meaney who sets up Kurtis Byrne as he blazes his shot over the bar

  • 5'

    Stephen Meaney gets a bit of space and connects brilliantly with the ball but it goes wide of the post

  • 1'

    We are underway as Athlone Town kick off

  • Both teams are on the pitch ahead of kick off

  • The surface will be slick for tonight's game and this should lead to high tempo football

  • We are just over fifteen minutes away from kick off and the rain is pouring down at Markets Field

  • And their top scorer Stephen Meaney is also back in the starting eleven

  • For Athlone Town, Tumelo Tlou makes his first start of the season

  • For Treaty United, Dean George and Callum McNamara drop out of the starting eleven and are replaced by Sean Guerins and Anto O'Donnell

  • The team news for both sides are in

  • The venue for tonight's match is Markets Field

  • Hello and welcome to Final Whistle's coverage of tonight's SSE Airtricity League First Division match between Treaty United and Athlone Town

Treaty Utd

1Tadhg Ryan Goalkeeper
2Charlie Fleming Defender
3Marc Ludden Defender
5Clyde O’Connell Midfielder
6Anthony O’Donnell Defender
9Kieran Hanlon 17 Forward 55'
10Sean McSweeney 26 Forward 63'
12Matt Keane 23 Defender
14Sean Guerins Forward
15Edward McCarthy 16 Midfielder
44Jack Lynch Defender 22'
21Shane Cusack Goalkeeper
8Joe Collins Midfielder
11Alan Murphy Midfielder
16William Armshaw 15 Midfielder
17Joel Coustrain 9 Midfielder
18Edmond O’Dwyer Defender
22Shane Lowth Midfielder
23Callum McNamara 12 Midfielder
26Matthew McKevitt 10 Defender

Athlone Town

16Micheál Schlingermann Goalkeeper
3Derek Daly 13 Defender
4Daniel McKenna Midfielder 24'
6Killian Cantwell Defender
7Adam Wixted Midfielder 53'
8Jamie Hollywood 19 Midfielder
10Kurtis Byrne Forward
11Stephen Meaney 28 Midfielder
14James Doona Midfielder
20Tumelo Tlou 12 Defender
21Dylan Hand Defender 90'
1Kayleum Rice Goalkeeper
5Scott Delaney Defender
12Jack Reynolds 20 Midfielder
13David Brookes 3 Defender
15Jonny Carlin Defender
18Oisin Duffy Midfielder
19Brandon McCann 8 Midfielder
22Jack Watson Midfielder
28Shane Barnes 11 Forward

Past Meetings

2 - 7
eLOI-Group B
Online Event

Athlone Town v Treaty United

(Series 2)
3 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Treaty United

(Series 1 - Group 2)
2 - 3
LOI Women's Premier Division
Markets Field

Treaty United v Athlone Town

(Series 6)
3 - 2
LOI Women's Premier Division
Athlone Town Stadium

Athlone Town v Treaty United


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