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Fenlon left frustrated by Athlone draw

Ultimately it was a case of one point gained for Athlone Town and two dropped for Shamrock Rovers.

Just when it appeared as if a dominant second half display would be sufficient to outwit basement boys Athlone Rovers were caught out by a stunning goal from substitute Ian Sweeney.

Leading courtesy of a 57th minute Karl Sheppard header Rovers were on the verge of victory, but Athlone restored parity.

Chances had been scarce at the outset as the Hoops had to wait until the 31st minute to create an opening, but Gary McCabe headed Simon Madden's cross wide.

Rovers dictated the third quarter claiming a deserved lead. David O'Connor's delivery caused panic in the Athlone area and Karl Sheppard supplied a sweet glancing header. But Athlone's Sweeney flared to prominence with a sublime 80th minute leveller.

Bohemians have now won two Premier Division games in a row thanks to crackers from Karl Moore and Jason Byrne in a 2-1 win over Drogheda.

The Gypsies took the lead in the 16th minute. Dinny Corcoran's excellent through ball found Moore and he hammered into the net.

They should have been out of sight but Corcoran first volleyed, then headed off the crossbar before Jason Byrne's miss of the season contender. He somehow headed into Schlingermann's hands from on the goal-line.

Drogheda equalised mid-way through the second half through Gavin Brennan but Bohs won it three minutes later, Moore found Byrne who powerfully finished to the far corner.


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