LS Cup R4
Date: 8 p.m. April 30, 2013
Venue: Tolka Park
Ref:
Att: 184
TV:

Sean Brennan 18' -
Scored: 18'


Ian Ryan 50' -
Scored: 50'


Sean Brennan 59' -
Scored: 59'


Scored: 20'
- Ryan Coombes 20'



Shelbourne 3 - 1 Athlone Town

Tue, Apr 30 2013

 

A strong second half performance sent Shels through in the Leinster Senior Cup against Athlone Town in Tolka Park on Tuesday night.

 

A Sean Brennan goal was pegged back by Athlone's Ryan Coombes, sending the sides in level at the break. But after half-time Ian Ryan's goal and another from Brennan earned the Reds a win they thoroughly deserved.

 

Sean Brennan gave Shels the lead with a well-hit shot from about 25 yards out after 18 minutes, lighting up an otherwise dull first half. The lead only lasted two minutes though, with St. Pat's loanee Ryan Coombes heading in powerfully from a corner to equalise for Athlone.

 

Those goals in quick succession threatened to open the match up, but a lack of quality in both sides' play ensured that the score remained 1-1. Mark Leech had a terrific chance to score on 25 minutes, when he dribbled through two markers before scuffing his shot miserably wide right in front of Craig Sexton's goal.

 

Town had their chances too, with Jonathan Kelty heading the best of them wide from another corner after 35 minutes. Just before the break Sean Brennan had a great chance to put the Reds ahead, but opted to shoot straight at Craig Sexton instead of passing to the unmarked Darren Tinnelly in front of the Athlone goal.

 

Shels opened the second half at a much faster pace, though, and had taken the lead within five minutes. A corner was mis-hit by Darren Tinnelly close to goal, but Ian Ryan was on hand to smash the ball in.

 

Sean Brennan got a second goal on 59 minutes, but he was a bit luckier this time - flicking a mis-directed shot over Craig Sexton with his head. Shels were largely dominant from then on with Athlone having to wait a full half hour for their first shot on target of the half.

 

Despite the efforts of Alex Prizeman and Rob Cornwall, who consistently put in good crosses from the wing, and dominance of possession Shels couldn't add to their score. Nonetheless, the Reds can be satisfied with their first competitive win of the season.

 

 

Shelbourne: Ger Hanley; Rob Cornwall, Adam O'Connor, Ian Ryan, Philip McCabe; Alex Prizeman, Pat Flynn, Sean Brennan, Mark Leech (Jake Donnelly 81); Darren Tinnelly (Dean Kelly 64), Stephen Sheerin (Matthew Taylor 76).
Subs not used: Craig Mooney, Jack Memery, Stephen Hurley, Adam Hanlon.

Bookings: None.

 

Athlone Town: Craig Sexton; Niall Scullion, Neil Harney, Conor McMahon (Sadiq Oguntola 66), Warren Conroy (Roy King 46); Lee Dixon, Niall Lanigan, Btian Gill, Tzee Mustapha, Jonathan Kelty; Ryan Coombes (David Brookes 54).
Subs not used: TJ Forde, Garbhan Broughall, Roddy Collins, Ian Sweeney.

Bookings: Harney (33), Dixon (38), Coombes (53). 

 

Referee: Simon Rogers.

Attendance: 184 (official).

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Rob Cornwall (Shelbourne).

 



Shelbourne
Ger Hanley
Goalkeeper
Ian Ryan
50Scored: 50'
Defender
Adam O'Connor
Defender
Philip McCabe
Defender
Rob Cornwall
Defender
Alex Prizeman
Midfielder
Mark Leech
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Midfielder
Pat Flynn
Midfielder
Sean Brennan
18Scored: 18'
59Scored: 59'
Midfielder
Stephen Sheerin
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Forward
Darren Tinnelly
64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Forward

Substitutes
Craig Mooney
Midfield
Jack Memery
Defender
Dean Kelly
64'
64Subbed On: 64'
Forward
Stephen Hurley
Midfield
Adam Hanlon
Midfield
Jake Donnelly
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
Midfield
Matthew Taylor
76'
76Subbed On: 76'
Midfield
Athlone Town
Craig Sexton
Goalkeeper
Niall Scullion
Defender
Conor McMahon
Defender 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Neil Harney
Defender
33Booked: 33'
Warren Conroy
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Toyeeb Mustapha
Midfielder
Niall Lanigan
Midfielder
Jonathan Kelty
Midfielder
Brian Gill
Midfielder
Lee Dixon
Midfielder
38Booked: 38'
Ryan Coombes
Forward
20Scored: 20'
53Booked: 53'
54'
54Subbed Off: 54'

Substitutes
Ian Sweeney
Forward
Sodiq Oguntola
Forward
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Roy King
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
TJ Forde
Goalkeeper
Roddy Collins Jnr
Defender
Garvan Broughall
Midfield
David Brookes
Defender
54Subbed On: 54'
54'


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