Youthful Rovers Side Escape Athlone With Scoreless Draw

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Town progress in the Leinster Cup after last night's scoreless draw.

Athlone Town's preparations for another campaign chasing promotion continued last night with a scoreless draw against the League of Ireland Premier Division champions.

Shamrock Rovers came to the Midlands for their Leinster Senior Cup Group fixture with Athlone needing a win to book their passage in to the knock out phase of the pre-season competition.

A youthful Rovers side were put under pressure by Dario Castelo's side on a number of occasions but the finish never came.

Midlands 103's Oisin Coyne was at Athlone Town Stadium for last night's game:

New signing Dean Ebbe lead the line for Athlone up front, he tells Oisin his side should have scored, and could have won:

Town's manager Dario Castelo tells Oisin he satisfied with his team's performance:

Athlone return to league action at home to Wexford on Friday week.

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