U19 – Athlone Town 2 Longford 3

Athlone Town started their 2017 Airtricity League U19 season with a 2-3 defeat to local rivals Longford Town. Having had most of the possession they still managed to go in a half time 2-0 down.

The second half began and 14 mins in it was the home side who pulled one back before Longford got a third 3 mins later that looked to have put the game beyond Athlone. But with 17 mins left an og gave them hope but as much as they tried despite Longford going down to 10 men they couldn’t get the goal they needed. On the day they were not good enough to put away any of the numerous chances they created and will be disappointed with their lack of clinical finishing in front of goal.

Next up is an away tie to Sligo Rovers next Saturday 18th March with kick off in The Showgrounds scheduled for 2.00pm.