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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 7, 2009
Venue: Oriel Park
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Att: 2,200
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Scored: 11'
- Stephen Rice 11'

Red: 39'
- Stephen Bradley 39'



Dundalk FC 0 - 1 Shamrock Rovers FC

Wed, Apr 08 2009

An early strike from Stephen Rice proved enough to see ten-man Shamrock Rovers secure their first away win of the season despite a second-half onslaught from Dundalk at Oriel Park on Tuesday night. Rice's goal put the visitors in control before Stephen Bradley's red card handed the initiative to Dundalk, who were unable to break down a stubborn Rovers defence.

 

Rice struck after just 11 minutes with a low 20-yard drive following a free-kick which Dundalk failed to clear properly. Rovers should have doubled their lead soon after when, midway through the opening period, Padraig Amond raced clear on goal, however, he fired wide with just Chris Bennion to beat. The Hoops' game plan was then disrupted - moments after Chris Turner should have equalised - when Bradley was sent off on 39 minutes after picking up a second yellow card for an off-the-ball incident.

 

The home side completely dominated the second half as the visitors switched to a 4-4-1 formation and they twice went close, through Michael Daly's header and substitute Declan O'Brien's long-range effort. However, on both occasions, goalkeeper Robert Duggan - who replaced Barry Murphy in the line-up before kick-off after the No1 injured his wrist in the warm-up - was equal to the challenge as he clawed Daly's effort off the line and then pushed O'Brien's powerful shot wide.

 

 

Dundalk: Chris Bennion; Shaun Kelly, Simon Kelly, Liam Burns, Dave Rogers; Chris Turner, Michael Daly, George O'Callaghan, Harpal Singh; Tiarnan Mulvenna (Declan O'Brien 68), Darren Mansaram.
Subs not used: Ryan Coulter (gk), Mark Griffin, Sean Mackle, Dwight Barnett.

 

Shamrock Rovers: Robert Duggan; Corie Tracey, Darragh Maguire, Sean Webb, Ian Bermingham; Shane Robinson, Stephen Rice, Greg Cameron, Stephen Bradley; Gary Twigg (Tadhg Purcell 64), Padraig Amond (Ollie Cahill 46).
Subs not used: Barry Murphy (gk), Eric McGill, Dessie Baker.

 

Referee: Dave McKeon.

Attendance: 2,200

 

 



Dundalk
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Dave Rogers
Defender
Shaun Kelly
Defender
Simon Kelly
Defender
Liam Burns
Defender
Chris Turner
44Booked: 44'
Midfielder
Harpal Singh
Midfielder
George O'Callaghan
Midfielder
Michael Daly
Midfielder
Tiarnan Mulvenna
Forward
Darren Mansaram
Forward

Substitutes
Declan O'Brien
Forward
Sean Mackle
Midfield
Marc Griffin
Forward
Ryan Coulter
Goalkeeper
Dwight Barnett
Forward
Shamrock Rovers
Robert Duggan
Goalkeeper
0Booked: 0'
Corie Tracey
Defender
Darragh Maguire
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Sean Webb
Defender
0Booked: 0'
Shane Robinson
Midfielder
0Booked: 0'
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
11Scored: 11'
Greg Cameron
Midfielder
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
0Booked: 0'
39Sent off: 39'
Gary Twigg
Forward
Padraig Amond
Forward

Substitutes
Tadhg Purcell
Forward
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Eric McGill
Midfield
Ollie Cahill
Midfield
Dessie Baker
Forward


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