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Date: 7:35 p.m. Sept. 10, 2010
Venue: Richmond Park
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Att: Unknown
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Ryan Guy 2' -
Scored: 2'


Scored: 44'
- Gary Twigg 44'

Scored: 55'
- Thomas Stewart 55'

Scored: 62'
- Billy Dennehy 62'



St. Patrick's Athletic 1 - 3 Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Sep 10 2010
Shamrock Rovers moved one step closer to lifting the Airtricity Premier League title with a 3-1 win over title rivals St Pats at Richmond Park.

It only took two mintues before the dead lock was broken and it was the home side who did it. St Pats won an early corner which was floated into the box where the unmarked Ryan Guy headed in from six yards out.

St Pats sat back after that and it was clear that Pete Mahon’s side were set-up to play counter-attacking football with Vinny Faherty up front on his own.

Rovers pressed without creating any clear cut chances. It wasn’t until the 39th minute when a long throw-in caused havoc in the St Pats box but the usually clinical Gary Twigg could only tip the ball wide of the goal.

The Scottish born striker made up for the miss just before half time when he toe poked in from close range. A free-kick was whipped in and it missed everyone but it hit the post. Twigg was the quickest to react and he equalised to take the two sides in level at half time.

The game in truth was very scrappy with neither side really created any clear cut chances. Vinny Faherty tested Mannus with a few long range efforts but didn’t trouble the Northern Ireland and Rovers shot stopper.

It was 55th minute when Dave Mulcahy handed Rovers and Thomas Stewart the goal to give the visitors the lead. The St Pats defender seemed to complexly miss the ball and Stewart was on hand to score his 5th goal against the Saints this season.

Billy Dennehy finished the game off with a brilliant strike outside the box that left Gary Rogers with no chance and sent the Rovers fans crazy.

St Pats had no reply and didn’t threaten the Rovers goal at all with the exception of a long range effort from substitute James O’ Brien.

If Shamrock Rovers continue to play like this then they will surely get their hands on the Airtricity League title.

Extratime.ie man of the match: Connor Kenna (St Pats)

St Pats: Gary Rogers, Derek Pender, Dave Mulcahy, Connor Kenna, Shane Guthrie, Brian Cash, Ian Bermingham, David McAllister, Ryan Guy, Stuart Byrne, Vinny Faherty.
Subs: Sean Stewart, James O’ Brian, Noel Haverty, Graham Dowling, Danny North

Shamrock Rovers: Alan Mannus, Aidan Price, Craig Sives, Danny Murphy, Stephen Rice, Pat Flynn, James Chambers, Billy Dennehy, Gary Twigg, Thomas Stewart, Stephen Bradley
Subs: Chris Turner, Neale Fenn, Sean O’ Connor, Paddy Kavanagh, Graham Barrett



St. Patrick's Athletic
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Derek Pender
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Shane Guthrie
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Dave Mulcahy
26Booked: 26'
Midfielder
David McAllister
Midfielder
Ryan Guy
2Scored: 2'
Midfielder
Brian Cash
Midfielder
Stuart Byrne
79Booked: 79'
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Stewart
Forward
James O'Brien
Midfield
Danny North
Forward
Noel Haverty
Defender
Graham Dowling
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
Craig Sives
Defender
Aidan Price
Defender
Danny Murphy
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
25Booked: 25'
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
62Scored: 62'
James Chambers
Midfielder
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
21Booked: 21'
Gary Twigg
Forward
44Scored: 44'
Thomas Stewart
Forward
55Scored: 55'

Substitutes
Chris Turner
Midfield
Sean O'Connor
Midfield
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfield
Neale Fenn
Forward
Graham Barrett
Forward


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