A certain game against Athlone that clinched the First Division title and gained Ramblers promotion to the Premier Division a few years ago will always be remembered as ‘The Game’, however, last Saturday Nights home tie against the same opposition will be remembered quite as well for what can only be described as a ‘Cracking Free-Kick’ from Conor Meade in the 22nd minute, his tenth of the season so far, to earn Ramblers a a another valuable point.
Ramblers pressed early on with chances from Davin O’Neill and Martin Deady. It took Athlone only 16 minutes to open their account through a defensive mistake leaving Ian Sweeney nothing more to do other than simply slot the ball into and open net.
Chances were plentiful for both sides throughout the 90 minutes and either side could have took all three points although the visitors were lucky to survive the late onslaught from Ramblers. All in all, an entertaining game for the 448 footballing supporters who attended.