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With Finn Harps setting the pace in the SSE Airtricity League First Division, Athlone Town were under pressure to record a win at Lissywollen last Friday night against Waterford United, but Eddie Wallace’s compact side remained cool to take the full complement of spoils.
Galway United host Athlone Town in a pre-season friendly at Eamonn Deacy Park on Saturday evening, kick off 7.30 pm.Tommy Dunne's charges are undergoing a robust pre season having played out a scoreless draw with Finn Harps at Moyne Villa's grounds in Headford last Friday. The squad followed that fixture with a 2-0 victory over Jumbo Brennan's NUIG Collingwood Cup squad in Mervue on Tuesday morning.
Four SSE Airtricity League Premier Division draws in a row ensure Athlone Town can look forward to the remaining six contests of the year at this level with equal measures of hope and expectation about avoiding an instant relegation.
Eight SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixtures remain for Athlone Town, who have taken ample encouragement from last weekend’s two draws.
Following two defeats against SSE Airtricity Premier Division title contenders Dundalk and St Patrick’s Athletic, Athlone Town know that some sort of dividend must be attained at the Carlisle Grounds.
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.
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.
Athlone Town take the rocky road to Wexford’s Ferrycarrig Park tonight (Friday September 30) following last week’s 2-0 home defeat to league leaders Shelbourne.