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With the commencement of the SSE Airtricity League First Division campaign drifting closer, Athlone Town continued their pre-season preparations when playing out a scoreless draw with Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Sunday afternoon.
It may be a strange sequence of results, but Athlone Town’s run of five SSE Airtricity League Premier Division draws in a row provides the Midlanders with ample encouragement that relegation can be avoided.
Despite a lively performance Athlone Town were defeated by Derry City at Lissywollen last Sunday which ensures tonight’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash with Limerick FC at the same venue is a crucial contest.
Having shown signs of improvement at the end of the first half of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season, Athlone Town will be quietly confident of causing another surprise at Dalymount Park this evening.
Not even the most optimistic Athlone Town supporter could have predicted last Friday’s six-goal victory over Drogheda United - a result that has given the Midlanders a much-needed boost in their quest to avoid relegation from the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.
Still without an SSE Airtricity League Premier Division point, Athlone Town will be intent on taking some sort of dividend from this evening’s trip to the Brandywell for a clash with Derry City.
Athlone Town’s 18 year wait for top flight football will end at the Showgrounds on Saturday evening.
As the Airtricity League season edges closer Athlone Town continue to prepare for the exciting challenges that await and manager Mick Cooke remains optimistic.
With a return to the Airtricity League Premier Division secured it has been a particularly busy few months for Athlone Town, who make the short trip to City Calling Stadium for a friendly with Longford Town this evening.
There is rarely a dull moment at Galway United and tomorrow's trip to the Carlisle Grounds for a clash with Bray Wanderers provides an ideal opportunity to end a wretched losing streak that now stands at 20 matches in all competitions.