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Town Fans Pay The Penalty

Monday 22nd March 2010

At half time of the EA Sports Cup game, Athlone Town and Longford fans transferred their rivalry from the stand to the penalty spot. With pride at stake, Davy Dully and David McKervey stood up to the plate for Athlone, while Marty Stapleton and Adrian Massop togged out for the visitors. Making a guest appearence between the posts was none other than Town Legend Austin Skelly. With a string of fine saves from the midfielder I think Benno and Schlinger might have a battle on their hands!!!

While the goals went in I think everyone lost count of how many kicks were taken until the “stand-in” PA Announcer declared Sudden Death. At least 5 more shots ensued before the pressure finally got to the Athlone men and a peno sailed high over the bar and most probably into someones kitchen in Brawny! Adrian Massop then kept a cool head to slot the final kick home earning the bragging rights, and free hot-dogs, for Longford.

Spot Kickers: Marty Stapleton, Adrian Massop, Austin Skelly, David McKervey and Davy Dully

David McKervey is mobbed by Leo The Lion after scoring his peno

Davy dully eyes up his spot

Skelly Saves!

Heartbreak as Davy Dully brings shame on the Town ....

Some gamesman ship from Ossie "Super Keeper" Skelly

Marty Stapleton keeps a cool head under pressure

Adrian Massop celebrates his goal

The contest ends with a gentlemans handshake

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