R2
Date: 8 p.m. May 28, 2012
Venue: Tolka Park
Ref:
Att:

Philip Gorman 45' + 1' -
Scored: 45'




Shelbourne 1 - 0 Bray Wanderers

Mon, May 28 2012

 

Shelbourne progressed to the last 16 of the FAI Ford Cup on Monday after overcoming Bray Wanderers 1-0 in a tight second round replay. The Dublin side had Philip Gorman to thank as his first-half stoppage time goal proved decisive.

 

Pat Devlin’s men can feel more than a little aggrieved to be bowing out after dictating the game for long phases but ultimately falling short in front of Dean Delany’s goal.

 

Despite the score line though, Bray did create plenty of chances with last week’s man of the match Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters posing plenty of problems for the Shels’ back four.

 

Indeed he could have scored after eight minutes if he had managed to take full advantage of a defensive mix-up between goalkeeper and defender. He intercepted an attempted back pass by Shels’ Ian Ryan. Dean Delany stood firm however to recover after the ball had ricocheted through his legs.

 

Possession switched between both sides in midfield but the breaks seemed to be going the way of Bray – though John Mulroy looked very assured in the first-half for the Seasiders. Jason Byrne exposed the Shels’ defence once again when another attempted pass back cause problems for Delany. The keeper recovered well to concede a corner however.

 

It wasn’t all one-way traffic, though, and Alan Mathews’ charges enjoyed good spells with some neat passing. Paddy Kavanagh, operating on the Shels’ left but cutting in at any given opportunity, threatened twice in quick succession around the half hour mark but  clinical finishing in front of goal deserted the hosts.

 

That was until the first minute of stoppage time when Kavanagh floated an inviting ball into the Bray box. Philip Gorman won the ball in the air before stabbing past Darren. The ball may have taken at least one deflection on its way to the net.

 

On the whole the second half played out in a similar vein with Bray dominating everywhere but the final third. As the half-progressed it was a complete backs-to-the-wall job for Shels who defended in numbers and hacked clear any chance they got.

 

Unsurprisingly when Bray finally looked like exposing Shelbourne, Kieran Marty Waters was involved. He raced to a loose ball on the Shels’ end line where he beat Brian Shortall. The big defender went down under Water’s presence. As the crowd appealed for a free out, Waters tried to square for Jason Byrne but the hosts cleared through Andy Boyle.

 

Shels had a couple of chances of their own – David Cassidy volleyed wide from 25 yards and Paddy Kavanagh tried to tee up the tireless Cassidy with 20 minutes to go. It was a game that always looked like being settled by the one goal.

 

As is the tradition in tight cup ties, the best was saved for last and both sides’ spurned chances. First substitute Dane Massey headed Adam Hanlon’s corner off the Shels’ upright before a lovely flowing move which saw Philip Hughes and Kevin Dawson link up. But Philip Gorman saw his flicked effort roll past the post with defence and goalkeeper beaten.

 

Paddy Kavanagh continued to threaten to the death. He forced Darren Quigley into the save of the game in the closing ten minutes. His powerful drive looked destined for the top right corner until the Bray stopper batted the effort away.

 

Danny O’Connor  - the Bray central defender – had a fleeting chance to make himself a hero and force extra-time when he picked up possession in the Shels’ box. But he had only time to take a controlling touch before Cassidy slid in to clear the danger and secure the hosts place in the draw for the next round.

 

Shelbourne: Dean Delany; Barry Clancy, Andy Boyle, Ian Ryan, Brian Shortall; Paddy Kavanagh, Glenn Cronin, Kevin Dawson, David Cassidy; Philip Hughes (Anto Murphy, 85), Philip Gorman

Subs not used: Stephen Paisley, Conan Byrne, Brendan McGill, Paul Skinner, Sean Byrne, Paul Byrne

 

Bray Wanderers: Darren Quigley; Dave Webster, Danny O’Connor, Pierce Sweeney, Kevin Night (Jonathan Kelty, 85); Adam Hanlon, John Mulroy, Dean Zambra (Anthony Bolger, 88), Sean Houston (Dane Massey, 67), Kieran ‘Marty’ Waters; Jason Byrne

Subs not used: Adam Mitchell, Daire Doyle, Graham Kelty, Brian Kane

 

Referee: Neil Doyle

Extratime Man of the Match: Paddy Kavanagh (Shelbourne)

 



Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Andrew Boyle
Defender
Barry Clancy
Defender
Ian Ryan
Defender
Brian Shortall
Defender
David Cassidy
Midfielder
Glenn Cronin
32Booked: 32'
Midfielder
Kevin Dawson
Midfielder
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfielder
Philip Gorman
33Booked: 33'
45Scored: 45'
Forward
Philip Hughes
Forward

Substitutes
Paul Byrne
Forward
Conan Byrne
Midfield
Sean Byrne
Defender
Brendan McGill
Midfield
Anto Murphy
Defender
Stephen Paisley
Defender
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Bray Wanderers
Darren Quigley
Goalkeeper
Kevin Knight
Defender
Danny O'Connor
Defender
Pierce Sweeney
Defender
56Booked: 56'
David Webster
Defender
Adam Hanlon
Midfielder
Sean Houston
Midfielder
John Mulroy
Midfielder
Kieran 'Marty' Waters
Midfielder
Dean Zambra
Midfielder
79Booked: 79'
Jason Byrne
Forward

Substitutes
Anthony Bolger
Forward
Daire Doyle
Midfield
Brian Kane
Goalkeeper
Graham Kelly
Midfield
Jonathan Kelty
Midfield
Dane Massey
Defender
Adam Mitchell
Defender


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