First
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 8, 2017
Venue: The UCD Bowl
Ref: Damien MacGrath
Att: 145

Gary O'Neill 2' -
Scored: 2'


Daire O'Connor 32' -
Scored: 32'


George Kelly 67' -
Scored: 67'


George Kelly 89' -
Scored: 89'


Scored: 10'
- Jason Lyons 10'



League Report: UCD 4 - 1 Athlone Town

Sun, Apr 09 2017

UCD enjoyed a 4-1 victory over Athlone Town on Saturday evening with goals from Gary O'Neill, Daire O Connor alongside a Georgie Kelly double, while for Athlone Jason Lyons scored what turned out to be a consolation in the end for the Midlanders.

 

It took just 90 seconds for The Students to make an impact. There was neat play in midfield from Cian Kavanagh and Gregg Sloggett, the ball eventually found its way to the box with further neat foot work from Kavanagh and when it was laid off to UCD captain Gary O Neill from just outside the box, O'Neill let fly and it was 1-0.

 

UCD almost doubled their lead from the restart when Simon Power raced into the box beating several defenders but this time Athlone Keeper Igor Labuts was aware of the danger.

 

After a nervous opening 10 minutes it was a surprise when Athlone found the back of the net. The ball was pumped forward and when it landed on the foot of Athlone captain Jason Lyons he caught it on a half volley and with a slight deflection the ball found the bottom left of the net making it one a piece.

 

This injected an energy into Athlone and further chances from Connor Barry and Walter Invernizzi were to follow.

 

However, it was UCD that showed more dominance in midfield and on numerous occasions UCD’s Kavangh went close.

 

Athlone Town’s Dragos Sfrijan was almost gifted a goal when the Student’s net-minder Niall Corbet mishit a pass and the ball landed into the path of Sfrijan but he just couldn't quite manage to control it and the chance went astray.

 

UCD regained the advantage when Georgie Kelly made a great run down the left and he crossed the ball to the on rushing Daire O'Connor and he rifled the ball past a diving Labuts who had no chance.

 

It was UCD that started the second half on the front foot. Kavanagh, O'Connor and Jason McClelland all combining to put pressure on the Athlone defence

 

It took a special moment to give UCD a two goal cushion. Just after the hour mark Maxi Kougan pumped what seemed like a hit and hope ball into the Athlone half, just then a marvellously well timed run from Georgie Kelly found an advancing Labuts and with the sweetest of lobs the ball found the net.

 

The goal was well deserved and very well taken by Kelly. Then just on full time Kelly added his second of the game when he picked up the ball in midfield and raced forward dummied Labuts and to the roar of the home crowd it was game set and match.

 

The win leaves UCD in second place in the First Division. Next up for The Students is the return of Pat Devlin with his Cabinteely side on Good Friday.

 

 

UCD: Niall Corbet; Daniel Tobin, Maxi Kouogun, Liam Scales, Evan Osam; Gary O’Neil, Greg Sloggett, Simon Power (Daire O’Connor 22), Cian Kavanagh (Ben Hanrahan 90), Jason McClelland (Robert Manley 90), Georgie Kelly.

Subs Not Used: Sean Prenter (gk);  Sean Coyne, Josh Collins; Gareth O Coughlan.

Booked: Jason McClelland ().

 

Athlone Town: Igors Labuts; Aaron Brilly (Colm Cross 63), Kirilis Grigorovs, Cormac Raftery, David Brookes; Jason Lyons, Dragos Sfrijan, Chris Rodrigues (Ethan Keogh 67), Jose Viegas; Walter Invernizzi, Connor Barry (Frederico Hernandez 75).

Subs not used:  Conor Gleeson (gk), Joe Maloney, Roy King, Ryan Gaffey.

Booked: None

 

Referee: Damien MacGraith

Attendance: 150 (estimate)

Extratime.ie Man Of The Match: Gary O Neill (UCD)

 

 



UCD
Niall Corbet
Goalkeeper
Evan Osam
Defender
Maxim Kouogun
Defender
Liam Scales
Defender
Dan Tobin
Defender
Gary O'Neill
2Scored: 2'
Midfielder
Jason McClelland
42Booked: 42'
Midfielder
Cian Kavanagh
Midfielder
Simon Power
23'
23Subbed Off: 23'
Midfielder
Greg Sloggett
Midfielder
George Kelly
67Scored: 67'
89Scored: 89'
Forward

Substitutes
Daire O'Connor
23'
23Subbed On: 23'
32Scored: 32'
Midfield
Rob Manley
Forward
Ben Hanrahan
Forward
Sean Coyne
Defender
Gareth Coughlan
Forward
Josh Collins
Defender
Sean Prenter
Goalkeeper
Athlone Town
Igor Labuts
Goalkeeper
Cormac Raftery
Defender
Kirils Grigorovs
Defender
David Brookes
Defender
Aaron Brilly
Defender 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Jose Viegas
Midfielder
Dragos Sfrijan
Midfielder
Chris Rodrigues
Midfielder 68'
68Subbed Off: 68'
Jason Lyons
Midfielder
10Scored: 10'
Conor Barry
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Walter Invernizzi
Forward

Substitutes
Joe Moloney
Defender
Roy King
Midfield
Ethan Keogh
Midfield
68Subbed On: 68'
68'
Frederico Hernandez
Defender
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
Conor Gleeson
Goalkeeper
Ryan Gaffey
Forward
Colm Coss
Midfield
66Subbed On: 66'
66'


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