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McGee On The Double Gets Town Out Of Trouble

Friday 8th July 2011. Airtricity League Division 1.
Mervue United 1-2 Athlone Town. Fahy’s Field.

Two second half strikes from Noel McGee secured a second win on the bounce for Athlone as they came from a goal down to take all 3 points at Fahys Field.

With Mervue starting the stronger of the two teams, Rory Gaffney put the home side ahead just before the half hour mark with a thunderous drive from distance leaving Brian Collopy routed to the ground. Gaffney proved to be a thorn in Athlones side with a number of mazy runs but luckily for the visitors there was no end product. Although the goal gave Mervue a boost it also killed off a lot of their play as almost every bit of possession they had for the rest of the half resulted in a pot shot hoping to emulate Gaffneys strike.

In the second half Athlone started to get into a stride with Conor Kavanagh calming things down to settle the ship every time he got on the ball. Eoin Monaghan was lively throughout and his hard work and determination along the left wing set up the equalising and winning goal as McGee notched up two almost identical goals in the space of 15 minutes.

With Athlone on top for the remainder of the game, Mervue were reduced to 10 men when Jason Molloy saw the red mist, and the red card with a challenge on Athlone captain Kevin Williamson.
Despite a number of attacks towards the end, Athlone couldnt find a third goal but done enough to take three points to swap places with their opponents in the League table.

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Athlone Town goalscorer Noel McGee gets away from Barry McEntee

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