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Skinner Gets A Hand On History, As Town Get Back On Track

Friday 19th July 2013. Airtricity League Division 1.
Athlone Town 1-0 Salthill Devon.

After last weeks stumble against Cobh, and Tuesdays game against Bradford, Athlone got back to winning ways with an unconvincing but vital win over Salthill Devon. The win not only stretched Athlones unbeaten League run to 6 consecutive games, it was also Paul Skinners 5th clean sheet in a row which equaled a Club record set in the 1985/86 season.

While Salthill never looked like threatening Skinners chances of getting in Athlones history book, at the other end it didn’t look likely that the home side would get the all important winner either!

The battle of the game proved to be in midfield, where Mark Hughes and former Athlone player Mixie Harty fought hard against one another in almost every move both sides mustered.

With some frustration showing on both sides, Athlone finally got the break through on the hour mark when top scorer Philly Gorman sent a looping header into the corner of the net from Barry Clancys cross.

With Salthill keeper Ronan Forde leaving the game on a stretcher, Garbhan Coughlan came close to putting one past substitute James Keane but the on-loan striker couldn’t lift the ball enough over the feet advancing net minder to double Towns advantage.

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Hughes and Mixie Harty get in a tangle during Fridays clash

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