Athlone Town v Shelbourne – REPORT

ATHLONE TOWN 2 ( Coughlan 83′, Sweeney 92′)

SHELBOURNE 3 ( Sandford 16′, 64′, McGlade 88′ )

Two in a row for Shels

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Mark Sandford hit a brace as Shelbourne made it two wins on the spin against struggling Athlone Town at Lissywollen.

Shels were ahead from Sandford’s opening goal on 17 minutes.

Striker Sandford doubled Shels lead on 64 minutes before Garbhan Coughlan pulled a goal back for Athlone on 84 minutes.

Within four minutes, though, midfielder Dylan McGlade restored Shels’ two goal lead.

Substitute Ian Sweeney got Athlone’s second goal two minutes into added time.

Athlone Town: Shane Cusack, Brian Shortall, Derek Doyle, Stephen Dunne, Aidan Collins (Robbie Gaul 26′), Stephen Quigley, Marco Chindea (Ian Sweeney 67′), Gavin Boyne, Sam O’Connor (Gary Burke 67′), Garbhan Coughlan, Daniel Purdy

Susstitutes: Sean Freanc, Philip Hand, Michael Brown, Patrick Dunican.

Shelbourne: Greg Murray, Adam O’Connor, Evan Osam, Ryan Robinson, Sean Heaney, Daire Doyle, Gareth Coughlan, Craig Walsh, Philip Hughes (Conor Earley 65′), Mark Sandford (Alan O’Sullivan 85′), Dylan McGlade (Jake Donnelly 90+2′).

Substitutes: David Ryan, Colm Crowe, Alan Kehoe, Darragh Gannon

Referee: Michael Connolly


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