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Mons Go Top As Athlone Flop

Monday 13th September 2010. Airtricity League Division 1.
Monaghan United 2-0 Athlone Town

Horrible weather to match a horrible performance from Athlone, where first half brace form Sean Brennan was enough to send Monaghan top of the table (a phrase I never thought I’d say!) and leave Athlone languishing at the bottom of the table*

Indecision was the name of the game for both Monaghan goals as the Town defence spent more time looking at each other than at the ball or opposition.

Unfortunately for the few who travelled to withness the show, Athlone resembled a pub team at times, both performance and attitude wise. The constant bickering, criticising and f-ing and blinding each other out of it showed a real lack of camaraderie among the squad. And that wasn’t all that was missing. The Town seemed to lack discipline, with captain Fabio O’Brien seeing red, confidence, pride, communication, organisation and pretty much everything else that a manager should instil. So take from that what you will.

But as poor as we were, that shouldn’t take away from Mons who looked like a well organised cohesive unit and were definitely deserving of all 3 points.
Photo wise the conditions were shocking and I didn’t have a good day … on the upside, Alfredos in Granard was its usual high standard!

* Out of consideration to Mervue and Salthills infancy to the League, I don’t consider them part of the final table

Austin Skelly battles in the rain

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