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Men’s Match Preview: Bray Wanderers (A)

Date: 13th of June 2024
Kick-off: 7.45pm                            
Venue: Carlisle Grounds

Athlone have been a real mixed bag this season. Despite being top of the form tables and beating league leaders Cork City at home, it’s their away form that has struggled in 2024. The Town only have two wins on the road in ten attempts so they will certainly be looking to make amends following their last visit to the Carlisle Grounds.

The schedule has been busy, but Athlone have the advantage of playing a match less in recent weeks, as their last fixture against Wexford FC was postponed due to players being away on international duty, so they should be well rested and ready for action today. This will be Bray’s fourth match in two weeks and they have a number of injury concerns.

Both teams will have something to prove and with only three points between the two clubs, it’s all to play for Thursday night in the Carlisle Grounds.

Dario Castelo spoke to staff at AthloneTownAFC.ie and told them, “There have been a lot of games in the last two weeks, and we were very happy to get back to winning ways on Monday last. It’s important we continue with this momentum and continue to play well for the fans on the road.”

Team News

Athlone Town AFC German Fuentes is still on international duty so he is ruled out. Enda Minogue is a doubt as he is still carrying an injury.

Bray Wanderers Goalkeeper Jimmy Corcoran, striker Ben Feeney as well as defenders Cole Omorehiomwan and Evan Osam are sidelined with injury.

Past Encounters

We have played Bray twice this season and both teams have come away with a win. It wasn’t a happy trip to the Carlise Grounds last time we visited as a ten-man Athlone were well beaten 3-0 at the Carlisle Grounds. Shane Griffin’s first half goal was added by Paul Murphy and Peter Grogan in the second period. In the return fixture at the Athlone Town Stadium in May, Athlone won 2-1. Dean Ebbe scored twice before Paul Murphy pulled one back for Bray in the second period.

Key Players to Watch

Athlone Town AFC Jamar Campion-Hinds has returned from a long-term layoff and looked really bright on his return. He is back to his best and can really turn a game on its head on his day, he is one to watch.

Bray Wanderers Killian Cantwell was linked to return to his former club Athlone in the off-season, but the Kilkenny man has enjoyed his time with the seasiders since signing for them, a real leader on and off the pitch he will certainly be a handful for the Athlone forwards to deal with.

Match Tickets
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Live Coverage:
The game will be streamed live on LOITV at the below link. Individual match passes can be purchased for €5 or viewers can purchase a season pass which will give them access to all games across the League of Ireland.

BRAY WANDERERS V ATHLONE TOWN (loitv.ie)

Referee Team
Referee:
Lucas Keating  
1st Assistant Referee: Shane O Brien
2nd Assistant Referee: Sean Stephens
4th Official: Ian O Keeffe