Wednesday 21 February 2018

Improvement under Long has Athlone eyeing great escape

Athlone Town 3 Limerick FC 0

Keith Long
Keith Long
Kealan Dillon scored Athlone's second goal on 20 minutes

Suddenly Athlone Town's mission to avoid the drop doesn't appear impossible. The Midlanders' improvement under Keith Long continued at Lissywollen with an emphatic victory over a disappointing Limerick and they are now only three points behind second-from-bottom UCD.

Philly Gorman fired them ahead after only three minutes and struck again just before the break after Kealan Dillon had added the second on 20 minutes.

Athlone Town: Skinner (Coulter 46); Quigley, Prendergast, A Byrne, S Byrne; Brennan (Byrne 72), Dillon, O'Brien, Hughes, Rusk (Sweeney 68); Gorman.

Limerick FC: Cusack; Nzuzi, Whitehead (Leahy 62), Folan, Williams; Turner, Agyemang (McManus 59), Duggan, Hughes, Murphy (Coughlan 46); Gaffney.

Referee: S Grant (Wexford).

Irish Independent

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