SETA
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 20, 2012
Venue: Solitude
Ref: Mervyn Smyth
Att: 596

Barry Johnston 45' -
Scored: 45'


Joe Gormley 87' -
Scored: 87'


Ciaran Caldwell 121' -
Peno Miss: 121'


Joe Gormley 123' -
Peno Scored: 123'


Martin Donnelly 125' -
Peno Miss: 125'


Diarmuid O'Carroll 127' -
Peno Miss: 127'


Peno Scored: 122'
- Billy Dennehy 122'

Peno Scored: 124'
- Chris Turner 124'

Peno Scored: 126'
- Graham Gartland 126'

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128'
SHAMROCK ROVERS WIN THE SHOOTOUT 3-1!

127'

MISSED PENO!

Diarmuid O'Carroll must score.... but he hits the post and it bounces out. Rovers progress 3-1 in the shootout.

126'

PENALTY SCORED!

Graham Gartland steps up.... and it's 3-1 to Rovers.

125'

MISSED PENO!

Martin Donnelly for Cliftonville... Jansson saves. Rovers still lead 2-1 and Cliftonville have missed two.

124'

PENALTY SCORED!

Chris Turner for Rovers... Sends keeper the wrong way. 2-1 to Rovers in the shootout.

123'

PENALTY SCORED!

(Peno) Joe Gormley scores for Cliftonville from the penalty spot.

122'

PENALTY SCORED!

Billy Dennehy for Rovers... Straight down middle but under the keeper. 1-0 to Rovers in the shootout.

121'

MISSED PENO!

The penos will be at the end of the ground where the Cliftonville fans are. His missed one on Saturday and he has missed again tonight. Cliftonville Ciaran Caldwell misses, Jannson saves.

120'
ITS PENALTY SHOOTOUT TIME!

120'
We are into injury time here in extra time.

119'
End to end. Dennehy puts a left foot cross in but Ronan Finn's header is over the bar.

119'
What a miss by Gormley. In the six yard box he some how managed to put it over the bar.

117'
From the free that Seydak got booked, Dennehy had a great position to test the keeper but he sends it over the bar.

116'

Yellow Card

(Yellow) Eamon Seydak is booked for Cliftonville.

115'
Joe Gormley looks to be in for the home side but Jansson is out quickly with his feet to slide in and clear to the sideline.

113'

Yellow Card

Rovers win a free but Turner isn't happy. Some choice words means he goes in the referee's book.

112'
Both managers are on the edge of their technical area encouraging their teams.

111'
Cliftonville are defending deep in their own territory but Finn fouls forcing Referee Smyth to give a free to the Reds.

108'
Dennehy gets a cross in for the Hoops. Twigg has a free header but it is saved by Ryan Brown.

106'
Great chance for Reds sub Stephen Garrett. His shot is deflected off Powell but Jansson is in the right position to save. Corner to the home side now.

106'

EXTRATIME SECOND HALF!

We have 15 minutes left now. Underway again.

105'

Half Time

Half time in extra time. Turner had a great chance but couldn't convert.

104'
Poor clearance by Ryan Brown in the Reds goal. Picked up by Dennehy his volley rippled the net having gone over the bar. Brennan then went very close. Brown made another great save.

102'
Killian Brennan hits the bar again for Shamrock Rovers cutting inside and shooting with his right foot.

99'

Yellow Card

(Yellow) Diarmuid O'Carroll is booked for Cliftonville.

98'
596 here at Solitude tonight including 125 Shamrock Rovers fans.

97'
Twigg gets a header back across goal from a Brennan cross but Rovers can't make anything of it.

93'
Can Gary Twigg come up with another injury time goal like last Friday?

91'

EXTRATIME FIRST HALF!

91'

EXTRATIME FIRST HALF!

We are under way in extra time. Away goals will still count double if any are scored in this 30 minute period.

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

We are going to have 30 more minutes here at Solitude.

90' + 2'
Dennehy crosses for Turner but his lob sails over the bar and into the 100 or so Rovers fans in the away end. Gormley gets another chance for the home side but Jansson gets down well and holds onto it.

90'
There will be three minutes of injury time.

88'
Killian Brennan gets a shot a way. Brown saves, pushing it onto the post and saves Cliftonville's bacon.

87'

GOAL!

Joe Gormley gets a great header and its 2-2. We are heading towards extra time or are we? Three minutes left put stoppage time to come at the very least.

84'

Substitution

Twigg on for O'Neill.

82'
Joe Gormley and Diarmuid Carroll link up but Carroll's shot is saved by Jansson. €2,000 for a win tonight.

81'
Reds win a corner but Donnelly hits it high over the bar.

80'

Substitution

Liam Boyce is on for Chris Scannell.

78'

Substitution

Rice on for McCormack

78'
Lights are still on here in Solitude but I hear the lights have gone off The Oval.

73'

Substitution

Joe Gormley comes on for the Reds for Aaron Smyth.

68'
Conor McCormack gets a rasping shot away from outside the area which Brown needs to deal with in the Cliftonville goal.

66'
Ciaran Caldwell skies a great chance over the bar from in and around the penalty spot. Game is beginning to open up.

65'
Great chance for Rovers. Gary O'Neill gets clear on goal but his shot is just wide of the left hand post. He really should have done better.

64'
Rovers hit the cross bar. Great save by Ryan Brown who pushes Chris Turners' header onto the bar. Brennan hits the rebound wide.

60'
Billy Dennehy gets around the Eamonn Seydak and gets a shot away. Seydak gets a touch to put it into the side netting for a corner.

57'
Brennan plays a free across the box to sub Rovers Ronan Finn. His shot is blocked, he gets another chance but hits it wide.

55'

Substitution

Ronan Finn coming on for Daryl Kavanagh.

46'

Second Half

Under way in the second half.

45'

Half Time

Half time here at Solitude and Cliftonville lead 1-0 on the night and trail 2-1 on aggregate.

45'

GOAL!

As the fourth official puts up two minutes on the board, Martin Donnelly swings a cross into the box. Former Shamrock Rovers player Barry Johnstone gets his head on it at the back post. Goal for the home side.

41'
Cliftonville have forced three quick corners. Some good work by Ciaran Caldwell. Rovers clear them all.

35'
The last time the sides met in All-Ireland competition prior to this year was in 1979. They played a second round Tyler Cup game in Milltown. Rovers progressed 1-0 thanks to a goal by John Giles.

32'
Rovers force a corner following a good passing move involving Turner, Kavanagh, Dennehy and Sean Gannon. Barry Holland clears the ball for Cliftonvill.

31'

Substitution

Stephen Garrett has come on for Cliftonville to replace the injured Ryan Catney.

28'
Ciaran Caldwell gets a shot away from twenty yards but it goes straight at Oscar Jansson in the Shamrock Rovers goal. Jansson wearing his purple rather than pink jersey tonight.

26'
Brennan stopped in his tracks by a flailing arm in the penalty box. Free out to Cliftonville though.

26'
"If we can score an away goal, it will make it a lot more difficult for them," explained Billy Dennehy. "That will be our aim; to go there, play well and hopefully that will see us through."

26'
Extratime.ie got a chance to talk to Billy Dennehy ahead of the game. Here is what he said about tonights game where they have a 2-0 lead after the first leg. "The game is not won yet," said the Rovers winger. "We are in a good position having the two goals but that can easily turn around."

21'
Rovers win a free in a dangerous position. Killian Brennan takes it with his left foot. It goes up and over the wall but whistles just by the post. Inches wide.

20'
A good passing move sees Rovers go close. Turner played a one-two with Kavanagh but his shot is parried out by Ryan Brown in the Reds goal.

19'
Last year, Rovers travelled to Solitude for a friendly with the visitors winning 5-2. This year in the Setanta Sports Cup in the first leg played in Tallaght Rovers ran out 2-0 winners.

18'
It is 65 years since these two sides last played in a competitive game in Solitude. That match ended in a 3-3 draw. Rovers would progress 6-4 on aggregate in the Intercity Cup back then.

16'
Chris Turner puts another lovely ball down the wing. This time Conor Powell gets onto it and puts in a good cross to Daryl Kavanagh. His shot goes over the bar and into the Cliftonville fans behind the goal.

15'
Cliftonville currently sit third in the Carling Premiership while Rovers are top of the Airtricity League after three games.

10'
Killian Brennan fails to capitalise on a mistake from Reds defender Eamonn Seydak after some good work down the left by Billy Dennehy.

10'
I make it five times already Cliftonville have been caught offside. They've had most of possession.

9'
While Rovers could only draw 1-1 in Cork on Friday thanks to a 94th minute goal from Gary Twigg (a sub tonight), Cliftonville came out the right side in a seven goal thriller against Glenavon. Ciaran Caldwell and Chris Scannell both scored two each and they both start tonight.

5'
Martin Donnelly goes very close for the home side with a shot from outside the area. It hits the stancion behind the goal and ripples the net behind the goal. Some home fans thinks they've scored but it remains 0-0.

4'
Press box is behind one of the goals so hopefully we will be able to take in all the action at the far end! Rovers are shooting towards the press box and away from their fans in the first half.

1'

GAME ON!

And we are under way...

0'
Colin Hawkins is captaining Shamrock Rovers this evening as club captain Ken Oman is on the bench.

0'
Cliftonville have extended a welcome to all Shamrock Rovers fans to have a drink in their social club here in Solitude ahead of the game. It is expected around 100 Rovers have made the journey up the M1 to Belfast tonight.

0'
Bit of a light drizzle in the Belfast air tonight. Should help the ball zip around on Cliftonville's artificial playing surface.

0'
Conor McCormack is back in midfield for Rovers in place of Stephen Rice. Daryl Kavanagh comes in to start with Gary O'Neill up front for Rovers.

0'
Sean Gannon, Graham Gartland and Colin Hawkins are three changes in the Rovers defence.

0'
Conor Powell stays in the Rovers team despite his red card for the Hoops in Cork last Friday. He will be suspended for the game against Shels this Friday.

0'
Mervyn Smyth will be our referee for tonight's game.

0'
Extratime.ie has negotiated successfully the Belfast traffic and we are here at Solitude ready for the game. The team line ups are on their way.



Photo Gallery for Cliftonville -v- Shamrock Rovers



Cliftonville
Ryan Brown
Goalkeeper
Barry Holland
Defender
Ciaran Caldwell
121Peno Miss: 121'
Defender
Dermot McVeigh
Defender
Aaron Smyth
Defender
Barry Johnston
45Scored: 45'
Midfielder
Martin Donnelly
125Peno Miss: 125'
Midfielder
Ryan Catney
Midfielder
Eamon Seydak
116Booked: 116'
Midfielder
Diarmuid O'Carroll
99Booked: 99'
127Peno Miss: 127'
Forward
Chris Scannell
Forward

Substitutes
Joe Gormley
87Scored: 87'
123Peno: 123'
Forward
Stephen Garrett
Forward
John Connolly
Goalkeeper
Mark Clarke
Forward
Liam Boyce
Forward
Ronan Scannell
Defender
Emmet Templeton
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
Oscar Jannson
Goalkeeper
Colin Hawkins
Defender
Graham Gartland
Defender
126Peno: 126'
Sean Gannon
Defender
Conor Powell
Defender
Conor McCormack
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
122Peno: 122'
Killian Brennan
Midfielder
Chris Turner
Midfielder
113Booked: 113'
124Peno: 124'
Gary O'Neill
Forward
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward

Substitutes
Aaron Greene
Forward
Ronan Finn
Midfield
Ken Oman
Defender
Stephen Rice
Midfield
Craig Sives
Defender
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Gary Twigg
Forward