LS Cup QF
Date: 8 p.m. June 4, 2013
Venue: Tolka Park
Att: 140
TV:

Mark Leech 29' -
Scored: 29'


Dean Kelly 80' -
Scored: 80'


Scored: 33'
- Colm Crowe 33'



Shelbourne 2 - 1 UCD

Tue, Jun 04 2013

It may be much-maligned by pundits, fans and managers alike, but Shelbourne and UCD showed on Tuesday night that there might be life in the Leinster Senior Cup yet.


 

The Reds come away with a 2-1 win from a match that sometimes lacked in quality, but rarely in desire. Mark Leech put Shels ahead in the first half before Colm Crowe cancelled his goal out.


 

Dean Kelly’s spectacular late winner capped a fairly good overall performance for Shels and ensured that they are in with a chance of a twentieth Leinster Senior Cup title.

 

With both sides attempting to play passing football, it was perhaps a bit ironic that both of the first two goals came from set pieces. Mark Leech scored from Shels’ first corner just before the half hour mark, and Colm Crowe levelled for UCD with a deflected goal from a corner.


 

Leech rose superbly to head the ball in after Dean Kelly headed the corner across goal, evading all UCD defenders. The home side, winners of the Leinster Senior Cup in 2010, tried to push on afterwards but were pegged back just three minutes later.


 

College’s second corner of the match fell for Adeyemo outside the box, and his powerful shot deflected off a defender and fell for Crowe - whose first goal of the season was an easy tap in.


 

Apart from the goals, though, these two sides largely cancelled each other out in the first half. Chances didn’t come easily for either side, with both alternating between spells of counter-attacking and playing patient build-up football. Sloppy mistakes on both sides made sure that neither ever looked comfortable though.


 

Ex-Shels striker Dinny Corcoran had the best chance of the opening stages when his placed shot nearly crept inside the far post on 19 minutes. UCD broke quickly on the counter-attack, with Ola Adeyemo and Samir Belhout providing ample pace down the wings.


 

Mark Leech had two clear opportunities before the break to score, but couldn’t make the best of either. Leech, looking for a fourth goal of the season, was a clear target in the Students’ penalty area - and had another great headed chance early in the second half, when Mark McGinley had to palm the ball wide.


 

Shels had the best of the match for the first twenty minutes of the second half. Gradually the Students came back into it, but they - like their hosts - weren’t able to create any clear chances from their time on the ball. James Kavanagh’s blasted shot straight at Ger Hanley - again from a corner - was as good as it got for College.


 

Just as the match seemed destined to plod along toward extra time, Dean Kelly popped up with a goal of the very best quality. Robert Bayly darted out of his own half before being tackled. Kelly took one touch a few yards outside the box before curling the ball beautifully into the top right corner.


 

UCD - who have never won the Leinster Senior Cup - tried in vain to grab a late equaliser, but the Reds abandoned their short-passing in the later stages to hold on, and in the end were deserved winners.


 

Shelbourne FC:  Ger Hanley; Robert Cornwall (Stephen Sheerin 31), Adam O’Connor, Ian Ryan, Jack Memery; Adam Hanlon (Alex Prizeman 68), Robert Bayly, Pat Flynn, Sean Brennan (Philip Hughes 70); Mark Leech, Dean Kelly.
Subs Not Used: Niall Burdon, Jake Donnelly, Craig Mooney, Darren Tinnelly.

Booked: None.


 

UCD: Mark McGinley; Thomas O’Halloran, Tomás Boyle (Gareth Matthews 46), James Kavanagh, Liam Traynor; Samir Belhout, Craig Walsh, Colm Crowe, Ola Adeyemo (Sean Coyne 56); Adam Whelan (Gary Burke 69), Daniel Corcoran.
Subs Not Used: Ger Barron, Hugh Douglas, Tyrone McNelis, Cillian Morrison.

Booked: None


 

Referee: Adriano Reale

Attendance: 140 (official)

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Mark Leech (Shelbourne).

 



Shelbourne
Ger Hanley
Goalkeeper
Rob Cornwall
31'
31Subbed Off: 31'
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Jack Memery
Defender
Adam O'Connor
Defender
Ian Ryan
Defender
Robert Bayly
Midfielder
Sean Brennan
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Midfielder
Adam Hanlon
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Midfielder
Dean Kelly
80Scored: 80'
Forward
Mark Leech
29Scored: 29'
Forward

Substitutes
Niall Burdon
Goalkeeper
Jake Donnelly
Midfield
Philip Hughes
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Forward
Craig Mooney
Midfield
Alex Prizeman
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Midfield
Stephen Sheerin
31'
31Subbed On: 31'
Midfield
Darren Tinnelly
Forward
UCD
Mark McGinley
Goalkeeper
Liam Traynor
Defender
Tom O'Halloran
Defender
James Kavanagh
Defender
Tomás Boyle
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Craig Walsh
Midfielder
Colm Crowe
Midfielder
33Scored: 33'
Samir Belhout
Midfielder
Adam Whelan
Midfielder 69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Dinny Corcoran
Forward
Ola Adeyemo
Forward 56'
56Subbed Off: 56'

Substitutes
Cillian Morrison
Forward
Tyrone McNelis
Midfield
Gareth Matthews
Defender
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Hugh Douglas
Defender
Sean Coyne
Defender
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
Gary Burke
Midfield
69Subbed On: 69'
69'
Ger Barron
Goalkeeper


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