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Athlone Rub Salt Into Devons Wounds

Monday 30th May 2011. Airtricity League Division 1.
Athlone Town 2-0 Salthill Devon. Athlone Town Stadium.

Athlone finally put a stop to their losing streak with a 2-0 home win against Salthill Devon. The result puts Salthill back on the bottom of the League table, albeit on goal difference.

Athlone took the lead after 23 minutes when Eoin Monaghans cross into the box was met by the head of Salthill centre half Paddy Quinlin, who stuck the ball past Ronan Forde for an own goal.

Town then doubled their lead when Kevin Williamson calmly scored from the penalty spot. The foul which lead to the spot kick was questionable on both side as the fouling player was only given a yellow card despite the penalty awarded, while Salthill can feel hard done by as the foul looked to take place outside the box!

The second half was a more evenly fought contest with both sides having chances but missing the killer instinct in front of goal.

But a win is a win and at the 6th time of asking Athlone wont really care about the manner of it. Coincidently Towns last win prior to this game was against Galways other Division 1 side, Mervue United.

Up next for Athlone is the romance of the Cup with an away tie against Shamrock Rovers.

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Paddy Quinlan steers the ball past Ronan Forde to score an own goal

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Goalscorer Kevin Williamson leaps to the ball ahead of Ethan Nkololo

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