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Athlone Town Reach First FAI Cup Quarter-Final In 14 Years

They could be the sole first division representative.

Athlone Town will be in the hat for the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup following their 5-3 extra-time win over Wexford FC on Friday night. 

It's the midlanders first win since the resumption of domestic football and their first trip to that stage of the competition since 2006. 

Twice coming from behind at 2-0 and 3-2, a double salvo in extra-time including a goal from winger Adam Lennon saw Athlone avenge a 3-1 defeat to the south east side in the league a month ago. 

Boss Adrian Carberry says it's a pity the club's fans couldn't be there for the victory but continues to be optimistic about the changes he's trying to implement:

Shamrock Rovers are involved in tonight's second round action.

The holders take on Cork City at Tallaght Stadium from 5:45.

In the other tie this evening - Bohemians host First Division leaders Cabinteely in a 7:45 kick-off.

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