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Jeepers Keepers As Athlone Hit The Right Note Against Harps

Saturday 8th June 2013. Airtricity League Division 1
Finn Harps 2-3 Athlone Town

On a sun soaked evening in Donegal, Athlone Town bounced back from a crushing League defeat and Cup knock out to put themselves back into the mix with a 3-2 win over Finn Harps.

Harps were quicker off the mark in the opening exchanges and took the lead after just 10 minutes when Michael Funstons shot from distance eluded Paul Skinner in the Town goal.

Just before the half hour mark, Harps keeper Ciaran Gallagher saw his punch land just outside the box; and as he stood in no mans land, the ball fell perfectly for James O’Brien to mark his debut with a lob that dipped just under the bar for the equaliser.

With Athlone coming back into the game, they were dealt another blow just before half time when Keith Cowan tried his luck from distance, and his powerful drive gave Harps the lead at the break.

Shortly after half time Athlone drew level when Philly Hughes sent a header towards the back post and despite an acrobatic dive from Gallagher, he flew nowhere near the ball, leaving Garbhan Coughlan to tap in from close range.

Less than five minutes later, Athlone took the lead when Mark Hughes unleashed a shot from almost 30 yards out; and as Gallagher flew through the air, his attempted parry spun up off his palm and the ball bounced in over the line to secure all three points for the visitors.

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Match winner Mark Hughes goes on the attack against Finn Harps

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