LS Cup R4
Date: 8 p.m. Feb. 9, 2012
Venue: Tolka Park
Att: 213
TV:

Conan Byrne 4' -
Scored: 4'


Philip Hughes 20' -
Scored: 20'


Conan Byrne 35' -
Scored: 35'


Conan Byrne 75' -
Scored: 75'


Peno Scored: 71'
- Danny Furlong 71'



Shelbourne 4 - 1 Wexford Youths

Thu, Feb 09 2012

 

A scintillating first half performance gave Shels a 4-1 over Wexford Youths tonight in Tolka Park, despite a second half rally from the Youths. 
 
3-0 down at half time, Wexford came back to 3-1 in the second half through Danny Furlong before Conan Byrne put the game to bed. A Byrne hat-trick and a Philly Hughes goal carried the day for Shels, who now go through to the quarter final. 
 
Last season Shels hammered Youths 6-0 at the quarter final stage and Conan Byrne gave Shels every chance of repeating that scoreline with an early goal. After just three minutes David Cassidy won the ball after Shane Nolan dallied, and cut the ball back for Byrne to cooly finish in the middle of the Wexford box.
 
Shels- missing just two players from the side which lost to Sligo Rovers in the 2011 FAI Cup final, looked every bit deserving of their Premier Division status against a Wexford Youths side which has been overhauled in the off-season.
 
Philly Hughes doubled the lead after 20 minutes, heading in from a Sean Byrne cross just to the right of Graham Doyle's goal. Fifteen minutes later Doyle came out off his line to Conan Byrne, but the midfielder coolly slid the ball past the 'keeper to seal his brace. 
 
Youths barely had a half-chance in the first half, but were resurgent in the early stages of the second. Where Shels were allowed time on the ball in the first half, manager Shane Keegan had them press Shels far more after the break. Their harrying approach was fruitful too, with Shels scarcely having a chance on goal for the first ten minutes. 
 
Wexford looked threatening on the attack too, and substitute Chris Fenner in particular looked lively when he came on. It was Fenner's run into the Shels box on 71 minutes which led to the Youths goal. Brian Shorthall brought Fenner down and Danny Furlong slotted the penalty in.
 
Shels sub Gareth Matthews had an almost instant impact. He won the ball and surged down the right before crossing for Conan Byrne. Byrne hit the ball first time into the bottom right corner for the hat trick. 
 
The goal restored Shels' three-goal lead and more importantly, send them further on the road to claiming their 20th Leinster Senior Cup.
 

Shelbourne: Dean Delany; Ian Ryan, Sean Byrne (Brian Shortall 64), Andy Boyle, Stephen Paisley (Gareth Matthews 66); Glenn Cronin, Conan Byrne, David Cassidy, Kevin Dawson (Stephen Hurley 61), Paddy Kavanagh; Philly Hughes

Subs Not Used: Paul Skinner, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Paul Byrne, Barry Clancy.

Bookings: Dawson (57).

 
Wexford Youths: Graham Doyle; Mark Phelan, James Dermody, Martin Kehoe (James Scallon 66), CJ Browne, Shane Nolan, Tomas Croke (Chris Fenner 66), Shane Dempsey, Danny Furlong, Brian Nolan, Shaun Corcoran.
Subs Not Used: Cormac O'Brien, Jamie Carr, John Yeates, Neale Phelan, Eric Molloy.
Bookings: S Dempsey (62).
 
Referee: Neil Doyle.
Attendance: 213
Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Conan Byrne (Shelbourne).


Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Ian Ryan
Defender
Stephen Paisley
Defender
Sean Byrne
Defender
Andy Boyle
Defender
Kevin Dawson
57Booked: 57'
Midfielder
Glenn Cronin
Midfielder
David Cassidy
Midfielder
Conan Byrne
4Scored: 4'
35Scored: 35'
75Scored: 75'
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
Forward
Philip Hughes
20Scored: 20'
Forward

Substitutes
Brian Shortall
Defender
Gareth Matthews
Defender
Stephen Hurley
Midfield
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Barry Clancy
Midfield
Paul Byrne
Forward
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Wexford
Graham Doyle
Goalkeeper
Mark Phelan
Defender
Martin Kehoe
Defender
James Dermody
Defender
C.J. Browne
Defender
Brian Nolan
Midfielder
Shane Nolan
Midfielder
Shane Dempsey
Midfielder
62Booked: 62'
Thomas Croke
Midfielder
Danny Furlong
Forward
71Peno: 71'
Shaun Corcoran
Forward

Substitutes
James Scallon
Defender
Neale Phelan
Forward
Cormac O'Brien
Goalkeeper
Eric Molloy
Midfield
Chris Fennor
Unknown
Jamie Carr
Defender
John Yeats
Midfield


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