EA Cup
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 13, 2010
Venue: The UCD Bowl
Ref: Unknown
Att: Unknown

Dwayne Wilson 72' -
Scored: 72'




UCD 1 - 0 Athlone Town

Tue, Apr 13 2010
UCD booked their place in the second round of the EA Sports Cup with a 1-0 victory over Athlone Town in the Bowl on Tuesday night. Dwayne Wilson scored the only goal in the 72nd minute, in a game that stuttered along and failed to create many chances with only one goal needed to decide it.

Athlone were always going to struggle away from home against the Students and the sight of the team driver hunched under the hood of their team bus before kick-off suggested that the trip to the capital hadn't been the smoothest.

Whatever the reason, the Midlanders were not at their best and were reduced to pushing men up for set pieces. They still went closest early on, Stephen Place heading over in the third minute.

UCD started much brighter and Keith Ward was unlucky to be booked for diving in the first ten minutes. He then was unlucky not to open the scoring in the 17th minute just pulling his snap shot past the left-hand post. Chris Mulhall then tried his luck for UCD with a crisp shot from outside the box, but he again pushed it wide.

Mulhall was at the centre of most of the Students attacking prowess, sliding a nice ball through for Sean Houston but his touch let him down and then again, just before half time, pulling back a ball from the by- line for Paul Corry to fire wide.

The second half started with a chance of sorts for Athlone, Brian McCarthy heading over from another long free-kick. Ward, who had been one of UCD's main threats from the left then hobbled off injured and was replaced by the eventual goalscorer, Wilson.

Mulhall was instrumental again in the build-up, slipping in a through ball to Wilson, who shrugged off Mark Nolan and fired low across the goal into the far right corner.

Wilson's goal seemed to be enough for the Students, and it was, although a late chance could have changed all that. Another whipped-in free kick in the 82nd minute was met by Place, but his header crashed against the crossbar and took what seemed to be an eternity to be cleared from the goal line.

So, a comfortable victory for UCD in the end, they go onto face Shamrock Rovers in the second round.

UCD: Barron, Harding, O'Connor, Kelly, Leahy, Fallon, Corry, Mulhall, Houston, Fitzgerald, Ward (Wilson '54).
Subs not used: Roche, Doyle, Russell, McGinley
Booked: Ward '10, Leahy '82

Athlone Town: Schlingerman, Nolan, O'Shea, Hope, McCarthy, Scullion (O'Hanlon '71), Dunne (Kenna '61), Watson (McGee '46), Benson, Williamson, Place.
Subs not used: Farrell, Bennion.
Booked: Nolan '55.

Extratime Man of the Match: Chris Mulhall.

Referee: Phil Caschera.



UCD
Ger Barron
Goalkeeper
David O'Connor
Defender
Mick Leahy
82Booked: 82'
Defender
Michael Kelly
Defender
Sean Harding
Defender
Keith Ward
10Booked: 10'
Midfielder
Chris Mulhall
Midfielder
Shane Fitzgerald
Midfielder
Danny Fallon
Midfielder
Paul Corry
Midfielder
Sean Houston
Forward

Substitutes
Dwayne Wilson
72Scored: 72'
Midfield
Sean Russell
Midfield
Stephen Roche
Midfield
Mark McGinley
Goalkeeper
Stephen Doyle
Midfield
Athlone Town
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Kevin Dunne
Defender
Des Hope
Defender
Brian McCarthy
Defender
Mark Nolan
Defender
55Booked: 55'
Eoghan O'Shea
Defender
Niall Scullion
Midfielder
Kevin Williamson
Midfielder
Robbie Benson
Forward
Stephen Place
Forward
Gordon Watson
Forward

Substitutes
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Robbie Farrell
Forward
Gareth Kenna
Midfield
Noel McGee
Forward
Richie O'Hanlon
Forward


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