Cabinteely have managed to grab their first win of the season with a 2-1 away victory over Athlone Town. The visitors had the better of the chances early in the game, and would consider themselves unlucky not to be in front at the interval. After o
Cabinteely have managed to grab their first win of the season with a 2-1 away victory over Athlone Town.
The visitors had the better of the chances early in the game, and would consider themselves unlucky not to be in front at the interval. After only two minutes, striker Kaleem Simon found himself one-on-one with stand-in Athlone keeper Luke Kelly, but steered the ball straight at the Athlone man.
In the 10th minute of the game, a poor kick-out from Kelly allowed Cabinteely's Kieran Waters to advance on the Athlone goal, but once again the Dublin side were unable to convert.
Some heroic defending from Athlone was enough to keep the scores level entering half-time, as Conor Earley's volley from a corner was acrobatically cleared off the line.
The hosts, who were forced to field midfielder Luke Kelly in goal due to an injury crisis, did not really trouble the opposition despite some good movement from Olly Hazmat up front. The visitors got off to a flying start in the second half, when Conor Keeley nodded the ball home from a corner in the 51st minute.
The Town would manage to get themselves back into the game in the 66th minute, when Jake O'Connor steered the ball past the Cabinteely 'keeper with a header after an exquisite corner delivery from Felix Perez.
However, the parity in the game would not last long, as Joe Doyle smashed home a beautiful left-footed curler only a minute later, leaving Luke Kelly no chance in the Athlone goal. Cabinteely had a couple more chances to add to their lead, but two goals were ultimately enough as they came away with the three points.