Setanta Sports Cup
Date: 7:45 p.m. March 10, 2014
Venue: Richmond Park
Ref: Rob Rogers
Att: 648

Mark Quigley 12' - Goal

Conan Byrne 33' - Goal

Conan Byrne 39' - Goal

Mark Quigley 62' - Goal

Daryl Kavanagh 87' - Goal



SETANTA CUP: St Patrick's Ath 5-0 Ballinamallard United

Tue, Mar 11 2014

 

League of Ireland champions Saint Patrick’s Athletic progressed past Ballinamallard United with ease on Monday evening in their quest to add an all-island crown to their SSE Airtricity League title.

 

Their 5-0 win in Richmond Park gave them a 6-0 aggregate victory and booked the Saints their third ever semi-final appearance in the Setanta Sports Cup. They will face Sligo Rovers in that tie.

 

Alvin Rouse, the Mallard ‘keeper, was kept busy throughout the game. He was caught flapping at a number of crosses flighted into the visitors box during the game and the ball flew past him with regularity, with Pat’s finding the back of the net, it seemed, whenever it suited. And yet Rouse’s team started the stronger in this second leg but couldn’t make their early pressure count.

 

With just three minutes on the clock, David Kee went on a surging run that

required Pat’s goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin to come off his line quickly. Ballinamallard United followed that up five minutes later when a cross by Ryan Campbell came to Stuart Hutchinson. He had the goal at his mercy but hit nothing but fresh air in what was a real let off for the home team.

 

The visitors then hit the post but with the flag up, Liam Martin's header from a floated free kick from Kee wouldn't have counted even if it had it gone in. Rouse’s first involvement had the Pat's crowd shouting for a goal as the ‘keeper made a mess of a Ger O'Brien shot. It hit the Barbados international on the chest after bouncing in front of him and almost spun into the United goal. He had to acrobatically dive behind him to punch the ball away as it seemed destined to travel over the line.

 

Pat’s attacking options of Daryl Kavanagh, Conan Byrne and Mark Quigley gave The Saints the cutting edge on the night. St. Pat’s first goal came after Hutchinson fouled Lee Lynch at the edge of The Mallard’s box. He picked up a yellow card and then Rouse was picking the ball out of the back of the net as Quigley’s free kick low to the left got by the wall to give his team a second leg advantage.

 

They another goal after the half an hour mark. Moments before, Rouse had saved a one-on-one from Kavanagh after Quigley had played him in. Then the Pat’s full back Ian Bermingham knocked the ball by Mark Stafford and collected it on the other side of him. While his shot was saved by the goalkeeper, it squirted free for Byrne to tap over the line from a yard out.

 

With 39 minutes on the clock, Byrne grabbed his second as he got on the end of a beautiful scooped pass from Quigley over the Mallard defence to make it 3-0 at the break.

 

United showed some battle in the early second half exchanges as a couple of one-twos on the edge of the Pat’s box caused the home side some difficulty. Liam Martin collected Richard Lecky’s return pass but his shot was deflected for a corner before another corner was won after a good move involving John Currie and substitute Dwayne McManus.

 

The tenth placed team in the Danske Bank Premiership were no match for the League of Ireland Champions though. Even making six changes from the team that drew 1-1 with Cork City last Frdiay, Liam Buckley had quality in the starting line up and on the bench, which he needed to use early in the second half when Conor McCormack and Lee Lynch could no longer continue.

 

The Pat’s manager was able to bring on Chris Forrester five minutes into the second half after McCormack couldn’t recover from a knock he picked up from Liam Martin’s yellow card tackle just prior to the break. It was Forrester who fed the ball to Quigley to make it 4-0 on 62 minutes.

 

Stafford’s header five minutes later from a Kee cross was as close as the Irish League side came to getting on the scoresheet in the second half. The scoring was completed by another fine St. Pat’s goal three minutes from time. Marco Chindea’s cross was coolly dummied by Quigley to allow the ball into the path of Kavanagh and he slotted home to make it 5-0 on the night.

 

The reward for the Richmond Park side is to face Sligo Rovers in the all League of Ireland team semi-final of the Setanta Sports Cup.

 

 

St Patrick’s Athletic: Rene Gilmartin; Ger O’Brien (c), Derek Foran, Ken Oman, Ian Bermingham; Daryl Kavanagh, Conor McCormack (Chris Forrester 50), Lee Lynch (Greg Bolger 53), James Chambers, Conan Byrne (Marco Chindea 79); Mark Quigley.
Subs not used: Pat Jennings, Kenny Browne, Peter Durrad.

Booked: None.

 

 

Ballinamallard Utd: Alvin Rouse; Nigel Beacon, Mark Stafford (c), Craig Hill, Jason McCartney; Ryan Campbell, David Kee, Stuart Hutchinson (Dwayne McManus 46), John Currie, Liam Martin (Andy Crawford 66); Richard Lecky (Christopher Crilly 78).  

Subs Not Used: Conor McMenamin, Steve Feeney, Cathal Beacom.

Booked: Stuart Hutchinson (12), Liam Martin (43).

 

 

Referee: Robert Rogers.

Attendance: 648.

Extratime.ie man of the match: Conan Byrne (St Patrick’s Ath).

 



St. Patrick's Athletic
Rene Gilmartin
Goalkeeper
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Derek Foran
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Ken Oman
Defender
Conor McCormack
50'
50Subbed Off: 50'
Midfielder
Lee-J Lynch
53'
53Subbed Off: 53'
Midfielder
Daryl Kavanagh
87Scored: 87'
Midfielder
James Chambers
Midfielder
Conan Byrne
33Scored: 33'
39Scored: 39'
79'
79Subbed Off: 79'
Midfielder
Mark Quigley
12Scored: 12'
62Scored: 62'
Forward

Substitutes
Pat Jennings
Goalkeeper
Chris Forrester
50'
50Subbed On: 50'
Midfield
Peter Durrad
Forward
Marco Chindea
79'
79Subbed On: 79'
Midfield
Kenny Browne
Defender
Greg Bolger
53'
53Subbed On: 53'
Midfield
Sam Verdon
Forward
Ballinamallard Utd
Alvin Rouse
Goalkeeper
Mark Stafford
Defender
Jason McCartney
Defender
Craig Hill
Defender
Nigel Beacom
Defender
Liam Martin
Midfielder
43Booked: 43'
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
David Kee
Midfielder
Stuart Hutchinson
Midfielder
12Booked: 12'
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
John Currie
Midfielder
Ryan Campbell
Midfielder
Richard Lecky
Forward 78'
78Subbed Off: 78'

Substitutes
Conor McMenamin
Midfield
Dwayne McManus
Midfield 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Steve Feeney
Defender
Christopher Crilly
Defender
78Subbed On: 78'
78'
Andy Crawford
Forward
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Cathal Beacom
Midfield


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