EA Cup R1
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 4, 2017
Venue: Richmond Park
Ref: Tom Dempsey
Att: 300 (est)

Billy Dennehy 43' -
Scored: 43'


Live Updates for St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Bluebell United

90' + 4'

Full time here at Richmond Park and it's Billy Dennehy's goal late in the first half that's settled the tie. The Saints just about deserved their win on balance - they created more chances - but Bluebell created several of their own late on and could easily have forced extra time. Final score: St Patrick's Athletic 1 - 0 Bluebell United.

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between St. Patrick's Athletic and Bluebell United.

90' + 2'

Bluebell still pressing and Russell charges into the box and fores a corner. From the corner, Larkin gets a header on goal, which Murphy saves, and has a second attempted turned wide. He thinks it was in, but the referee gives another corner, from which Scully heads just wide.

90'

90'

Four minutes added on.

89'

Another big chance for Bluebell as a long ball over the top deceives and Coombes almost nudges it home, but Desmond is back to mop up.

87'

Substitution

Alex O'Hanlon replaces Jack Bayly for St. Patrick's Athletic.

86'

Bluebell are starting to take a few risks now, and with Bayly down with cramp, Dave Scully shows nice skill to sidestep Markey and get his shot off from 30 yards, but once again it's straight down the throat of Murphy.

84'

A good run and cross from Billy ennehy out on the left as he stands the ball up for Feely at the back post, but it's very well-defended by Karl Russell. 

83'

Referee pulls Lee Desmond over for a chat. "What's he saying to poor Lee?" asks a voice from the crowd.

79'

Uproar in the stands here as Dave Scully attempts to steal, conservatively, 20 yards from a throw-in. He doesn't get away with it.

78'

Pats are understandably going for a second to kill the game off but they're leaving a lot of room for Blubell to counter and, as we've just seen, in Stritch they have a man who can make things happen on his own.

77'

And that may have been the chance! Stritch is played in on the counter and cuts in from the left past Kelly and hits a rocket from the edge of the box that Barry Murphy does brilliantly to kill.

75'

A missed opportunity for Bluebell as Shane Stritch breaks upfield but doesn't take the opportunity to feed Cooney down the left. Eventually Larkin gets on the ball but his through-ball is too heavy for Coombes to run onto.

72'

A lovely through-ball from the sub Grogan finds Dennehy bursting into the box, but the winger's first touch is too heavy and it carries through to McNulty.

70'

69'

A sight of goal for Coombes now as a space opens up for him 25 yards out and he shoots with power and accuracy, but Murphy is behind it all the way.

67'

Lawrence has had to limp off to be replaced by Galmar Mandiangu, who goes to right back, necessitating another defensive reshuffle. Bluebell now have just one of their back four in his original position.

66'

Substitution

Gilmar Mandiangu replaces Dean Lawrence for Bluebell United.

64'

Markey and Lawrence down injured now after a tough 50/50 in midfield. Both players went in hard, and fair, and caught each other with their studs, but it's the Bluebell man who's come off worst.

63'

Markey has played further forward this half and he's just had another shot from inside the box, but again it's straight at keeper McNulty, who does well to hold it at the first attempt.

58'

Substitution

Aidan Keena replaces Josh O'Hanlon for St. Patrick's Athletic.

58'

Substitution

Shane Stritch replaces William McDonagh for Bluebell United.

58'

Substitution

Glen Walsh replaces Tony Keeler for Bluebell United.

56'

Bermingham's cross from the left is just too high for Feely, who along with Dennehy has come in off his wing to great effect in this game.

55'

Sainst continue to slowly press and Markey tries to pick out Dennehy in the box only for Brian Cullen to get a good block and clearance in.

50'

Another half-chance for Griffith as he comes in from the left this time and meets Scully's flick-on on the volley, but Verdon gets enough of his body in the way to put him off.

47'

That change, which didn't appear to be injury-related, sees Graham Kelly move to right back while Grogan slots in midfield.

47'

Bluebell threaten to strike early as Tony Griffith finds space on the right hand side of the box and shoots. His shot is cut out by Lee Desmond and he's lucky it sits up nicely for Murphy.

46'

Substitution

Steven Grogan replaces Michael Barker for St. Patrick's Athletic.

46'

Second Half

The second half between St. Patrick's Athletic and Bluebell United has started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

It is half-time between St. Patrick's Athletic and Bluebell United.

45' + 2'

Markey plays in Dennehy down the left and, despite the pass being overhit, he controls it and crosses deep towards Feely. McNulty stretches and gets a touch to the ball, and is up quickly to block Feely's shot with his legs.

45'

A mis-hit clearance from Dean Lawrence goes straight to Markey and he stretches to shoot from 12 yards, but McNulty is behind it. Up the other end, Stephen Larkin wins a corner off Ian Bermingham.

43'

GOAL!

Billy Dennehy scores for St. Patrick's Athletic. And Pats have the goal their play just about deserves. Rory Feely crosses from the right and Dennehy steals in from the left to get in front of the centre halves and head straight at McNulty from six yards. The keeper almost keeps it out, but the spin on the ball takes it over the line.

40'

A fair contest in the air between Dave Scully and Barry Murphy from Brian Cullen's long diagonal. Te keeper spills it, but he gets down to gather. Pats go up the other end and have another chances through Feely, but his shot from just inside the box is well blocked by the outrushing McNulty.

38'

Bayly again at the heart of the action as the midfielder leans back and tries to pick out the top corner, but a deflection off McDonagh sees the ball whistle just past the post.

32'

And that should really be 1-0 as, for the first time, Pats catch Bluebell on the counter attack and Jack Bayly crosses from wide on the right for Josh O'Hanlon. Five yards from goal, the striker only has to direct it on goal but it hits the inside of his thigh and rolls nicely for McNulty to pick up.

32'

Yellow Card

Graham Kelly is booked for St. Patrick's Athletic.

30'

Another good chance for Pats as Bayly plays in Markey down the right and he drills the ball across goal but this time it is travelling too fast for Billy Dennehy to get on the end of it. Any touch at all and he'd have put it into an empty net.

27'

And Feely it is again as the winger breaks into the box and shoots powerfully from a narrow angle. McNulty isn't able to hold the attempt, but Brian Cullen is there to hook it clear.

27'

Feely digs out a lovely cross from the left corner that has McNulty backtracking, and the keeper is able to hold onto it at the second attempt.

22'

Billy Dennehy tries to bend his free kick low around the wall but it hits a blue shin and goes out for a corner, which Willie McDonagh heads clear.

21'

Free kick for St Pats right on the edge of the box as Coombes dives in and takes the legs of Graham Kelly.

20'

19'

In true #MagicoftheEASportsCup fashion, we've just lost our first ball into the Camac after it bounced over the fence.

17'

Sam Verdon is caught in possession in defence by former Saint Ryan Coombes, and he tees u Gareth Cooney, but the midfielder blasts his first-time shot over.

16'

Feely fizzes a ball in the box that goes all the way across the goal but there's nobody on the end of it for Pats - a little bit of a let-off for Bluebell.

15'

First real opportunity for Bluebell as they win a free kick about 35 yards out, but Tony Griffith drills his cross too high and beyond any attacker in blue.

11'

Pats have, rather unusually, lined up with number 10 Sam Verdon at centre half and centre half Rory Feely on the right wing. So far Verdon hasn't been tested, but Feely has been a threat coming in off his wing.

4'

Another half-chance for Pats as Bayly finds some space just inside the Bluebell box and spreads it right to Rory Feely, whose shot is deflected over for another corner, which again comes to zilch.

4'

That corner comes to nothing but Saints continue to press, and Jack Bayly wins a corner out on the right, which Kelly hits straight into Andy McNulty's arms.

3'

The home side have dominated the opening proceedings, and good hold-up play from Josh O'Hanlon releases Ian Bermingham down the left, nd he forces Karl Russell into the concession of a corner.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between St. Patrick's Athletic and Bluebell United has kicked off.

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Hi and welcome to Extratime.ie's coverage of the EA Sports Cup second round tie between St Patrick's Athletic and Bluebell United. I'm Dave Donnelly - you can reach me on Twitter @YeSecondPost or contact HQ @ExtratimeNews.



Photo Gallery for St. Patrick's Athletic -v- Bluebell United



St. Patrick's Athletic
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Lee Desmond
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Michael Barker
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Rory Feely
Defender
Billy Dennehy
43Scored: 43'
Midfielder
Jack Bayly
87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Midfielder
Graham Kelly
32Booked: 32'
Midfielder
Darragh Markey
Midfielder
Josh O'Hanlon
58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Midfielder
Sam Verdon
Forward

Substitutes
Conan Byrne
Midfield
Kurtis Byrne
Forward
Steven Grogan
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Aidan Keena
58'
58Subbed On: 58'
Forward
Ciaran Kelly
Defender
Alex O'Hanlon
87'
87Subbed On: 87'
Midfield
Conor O'Malley
Goalkeeper
Bluebell United
Andrew McNulty
Goalkeeper
Brian Cullen
Defender
Tony Keeler
Defender 58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Dean Lawrence
Defender 66'
66Subbed Off: 66'
Karl Russell
Defender
Ryan Coombes
Midfielder
Stephen Larkin
Midfielder
William McDonagh
Midfielder 58'
58Subbed Off: 58'
Gareth Cooney
Forward
Tony Griffiths
Forward
David Scully
Forward

Substitutes
Keith Foy
Midfield
Sean Gleeson
Midfield
Gilmar Mandiangu
Defender
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
Conor O'Brien
Midfield
Gary Seery
Midfield
Shane Stritch
Forward
58Subbed On: 58'
58'
Glen Walsh
Defender
58Subbed On: 58'
58'