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A baffling penalty decision from the Airtricity League last weekend

Mervue United were on the wrong end of this call against Athlone Town on Friday night.


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THERE WAS LATE controversy on Friday night as Athlone Town plundered a point against Mervue United in Fahy’s Field.

Trailing 2-1, Athlone were handed a lifeline deep into stoppage time when referee Ray Matthews awarded Roddy Collins’ men this dubious penalty, which Philip Gorman converted.

Check out the incident here — and if your ears are sensitive to the terrace expletives you might expect to accompany such a decision, you should probably turn the sound down.

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