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Athlone Town Look To Build On Opening Draw

A familiar face will be in the Galway squad.

Athlone Town look for their first win of the new SSE Airtricity Division One season this evening. 

They host John Caulfield's Galway United at Lissywoolen from 7.45. 

Adrian Carberry's team will be looking to build on a two all draw with UCD on the opening weekend, where a late Adam Wixted goal rescued a deserved point in injury time. 

A Stephen Meaney header had earlier drawn them level in the first half. 

The midlanders will be able to call on winter signing Jonathan Carlin to shore up the heart of the defense. 

The former Cabinteely man could come straight into the starting eleven after serving his one match ban which carried over from last season. 

Galway United have turned fully professional this season and will have former town striker Ronan Manning in their ranks. 

The Tribesmen began their campaign with a draw against 0-0 recently relegated Shelbourne. 

It remains very early in the season but with both teams expecting to be chasing the playoff positions, it remains vital that neither cede ground in this early skirmish.

Match officials:

Referee: Michael Connolly
Assistant 1: Conor Fitzgibbon
Assistant 2: Daniel Murphy
Fourth Official: Declan Toland

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