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Athlone Leap Frog Mervue

Saturday 8th October 2011. Airtricity League Division 1.
Athlone Town 4-1 Mervue United. thlone Town Stadium.

Athlone Town jumped ahead of Mervue United to move into 7th place in the table when they inflicted a 4-1 defeat on the Galway outfit on Saturday night.

The win was not only Athlones biggest of the season, it was also the biggest winning margin Town have had since April 2009, 98 competitive games ago, when they beat local rivals Longford Town in the EA Sports Cup. It was also the 1st time Town have scored 4 goals since the infamous 4-4 draw with Monaghan United last season.

Athlone opened the scoring early when Kevin Williamsons cross/shot from the left wing was met by Jason Hughes who made no mistake from close range. Hughes doubled his tally on the half hour mark when he took advantage of a poor back pass from Mark Ludden to lob the ball over the advancing Ger Hanley and into the goal.

In the second half, Town manager Mike Kerley gave a senior debut to under 19 player Niall Boland, and the substitute didnt disappoint as he struck home inside the first 5 minutes of his appearence to make it 3-0 to Athlone.

With 15 minutes left on the clock, striker Mark Sherlock made it 2 goals in 2 games as his hard work paid off when he latched onto Davy Ryans through ball to rubber stamp the victory.

Mervue did manage to pull back a consolotion goal when the hard working John Mountney sent a thunderbolt of a shot past Michael Schlingermann. But it was too little too late as Athlone claimed their
9th win of the season.

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Mark Sherlock scores Athlones third goal

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