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El Classico Is No Problemo For Town U19’s

Sunday 2nd September 2012. League of Ireland U19 League
Longford Town 0-3 Athlone Town

Athlone Town Under 19’s got their season off to a flyer with a comfortable 3-0 win against local rivals Longford Town in Flancare Park.

For the majority of the opening half hour neither goalkeeper was overly exercised, with Longfords chances restricted to a number of shots from distance, well wide of the target. Athlone played the ball around well, with captain Ian Sweeney in the thick of almost all Athlones attacking action, and they were finally rewarded with the opening goal when Eoin McCormack headed home from close range after a mix up in the Longford defence left the front man unmarked at the back post.

Athlone turned the screw 10 minutes later when Jordan Conroy was quickest to react to tap home from close range to double the advantage. As injury time in the 1st half loomed, Athlone effectively ended the tie when a perfectly weighted pass from Sweeney found the on running Conroy who made no mistake to grab his brace with a well taken goal.

In the second half Athlone seemed to take their foot off the gas and while Longford continued to battle hard, some good defending from Ronan Morris and Michael Monaghan meant the home side rarely troubled in the Town goal.

As the game neared an end, substitute Eddy Oyemiyi almost made it 4 when a clearence from Longford keeper rebounded off head only to zip just wide of the post.

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Ian Sweeney (#7) celebrates with goal scorer Jordan Conroy

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A meaty challenge goes in during the Under 19’s El Classico

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