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Date: 7:45 p.m. June 1, 2012
Venue: The Brandywell
Att: 1,250 (est)
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Scored: 71'
- Philip Hughes 71'



Derry City 0 - 1 Shelbourne

Fri, Jun 01 2012

Derry City's winning streak came to a shuddering halt at the Brandywell as a lacklustre and uninspiring display allowed an energetic Shelbourne side to deservedly head back to Dublin with all three points. In what was a very poor game overall, the Dubliners seemed to want the win more than a tired and weary looking home side.

 

Declan Devine has a lot of work to do over the mid season break if this performance was anything to go by but Alan Mathews will be elated to be going into the break in the top half of the table in their first season back in the elite division.

 

The game itself was bereft of any real quality and chances were at a premium throughout the entire duration. Philly Hughes was put through in the first minute but his shot was hit tamely and rolled wide of Ger Doherty's upright.

 

Patrick Kavanagh seemed to have left his shooting boots at home as a couple of speculative efforts went high and wide.

 

Owen Morrison almost opened the scoring for Derry as he tried a 35 yard lob which almost caught Dean Delany out in the 19th minute. The first half just petered out after this and a Shane McEleney yellow card for a late challenge on Hughes was the only real happening of note as the two sides got bogged down in a midfield scrap.

 

The second half resumed much as the first had ended with no real sense of urgency from either side. In the 56th minute however substitute Anto Murphy burst through midfield and hit a thunderous shot towards the top corner which Doherty did brilliantly to tip over.

 

Again the game settled back into a midfield battle until the 71st minute when Shelbourne took the lead. A lofted ball was played towards the Derry box and Shane McEleney attempted a back header which he didn't get enough on allowing Hughes to nip in and slot the ball easily past a despairing Doherty.

 

This seemed to spark a reaction and in the 76th minute a fine cross from Patterson found Morrison who took it first time on the volley but put it just wide.

 

In the 90th minute Morrison whipped in a free kick and a huge shout for handball was waved away by Mr Tomney, who probably got the decision just right. Derry certainly didn't do enough to win this home tie and Shelbourne will feel they deserved the points in what was a poor game to watch.

 

Derry City: Gerard Doherty; Simon Madden, Shane McEleney, Eddie McCallion (David McDaid 83), Dermot McCaffrey; Owen Morrison, Ruaidhri Higgins, Barry Molloy (c), Patrick McEleney; Stephen McLaughlin, Rory Patterson.
Subs not used: Eugene Ferry, Barry McNamee, Tony McNamee, Ryan Curran, Matthew Crossan, Caiomhin Bonner.
Booked: S McEleney (42), Morrison (58), Molloy (77).

 

Shelbourne: Dean Delaney; Barry Clancy, Stephen Paisley, Ian Ryan, Brian Shortall; David Cassidy, Glen Cronin (Anto Murphy 42), Kevin Dawson, Paddy Kavanagh (Brendan McGill 87); Philip Hughes, Philip Gorman (Paul Byrne 81).

Subs not used: Paul Skinner, Conan Byrne, Sean Byrne, Andrew Boyle.

Booked: Shortall (90).

 

Referee: Derek Tomney.
Attendance: 1,250 (est)
ExtraTime.ie Man of the Match: Philip Hughes.

 



Derry City
Gerard Doherty
Goalkeeper
Shane McEleney
42Booked: 42'
Defender
Eddie McCallion
Defender
Dermot McCaffrey
Defender
Simon Madden
Defender
Owen Morrison
58Booked: 58'
Midfielder
Barry Molloy
77Booked: 77'
Midfielder
Patrick McEleney
Midfielder
Ruaidhri Higgins
Midfielder
Stephen McLaughlin
Forward
Rory Patterson
Forward

Substitutes
Tony McNamee
Midfield
Barry McNamee
Midfield
David McDaid
Forward
Eugene Ferry
Goalkeeper
Ryan Curran
Forward
Matthew Crossan
Defender
Caoimhin Bonner
Defender
Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Barry Clancy
Defender
Stephen Paisley
Defender
Ian Ryan
Defender
Brian Shortall
Defender
90Booked: 90'
David Cassidy
Midfielder
Glenn Cronin
Midfielder
Kevin Dawson
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfielder
Philip Gorman
Forward
Philip Hughes
Forward
71Scored: 71'

Substitutes
Andy Boyle
Defender
Paul Byrne
Forward
Conan Byrne
Midfield
Sean Byrne
Defender
Brendan McGill
Midfield
Anto Murphy
Defender
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper


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