Home > 2012, Athlone Town 2012, Football, Irish Soccer, March 2012 > Drogs Unleash Cup Hammering On Athlone

Drogs Unleash Cup Hammering On Athlone

Monday 26th March 2012. EA Sports Cup
Athlone Town 2-5 Drogheda United.

Athlone Town crashed out of the EA Sports Cup at their first hurdle as Drogheda United inflicted a demolishing 5-2 defeat on them in Lissywollen. As obvious as it was that Athlone had no interested in fulfilling the fixture, it was equally obvious the people of Athlone had just as little interest in watching it, with approximately 35 people in the main stand to welcome the teams onto the pitch.

With the crowd rising to, what looked like, 50 people during the game, the majority of noise came from the travelling support… although most of their singing was about Cornation Streets Ken Barlow rather than Drogheda Uniteds football team.

With 8 personnel changes from the starting 11 against Mervue, Val Feeney and Sean Guerins were handed their first starts while Ian Dempsey, Ian Brookes and Warren Conroy made their senior debuts.

With a half an hour gone the tie was well and truly over with Sean Brennan notching up a brace either side of goals from Mark O’Brien and Paul Crowley. Brian Gill got a consolation goal just on the stroke of half time.

In the second half, despite some nice football, Droghedas scoring was limited to a late penalty from former Athlone striker Declan O’Brien. However Mark Sherlock had the final score of the game with a well taken injury time goal to add to Towns first half consolation.

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Paul Danaher cuts out an attack from Sean Brennan and Declan O'Brien

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