EA Cup SF
Date: 4 p.m. Aug. 7, 2017
Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park
Att: 1,017
TV:

Scored: 10'
- Jamie McGrath 10'

Peno Scored: 52'
- Robbie Benson 52'

OG: 77'
- Kevin Devaney 77'



EA Sports Cup Report: Galway United 0 - 3 Dundalk FC

Mon, Aug 07 2017

Goals from Jamie McGrath, Robbie Benson and an own goal from Kevin Devaney helped Dundalk to a 3-0 win over Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park.

 

The homeside made four changes to the side that defeated Finn Harps 3-1 in the league on Friday night with Charlie Burns and Rory Hall both making debuts for Shane Keegan’s side.

 

Dundalk rang the changes from the 3-0 victory over Limerick at Oriel Park as Jamie McGrath Thomas Stewart, Michael Duffy, Stephen O’Donnell, Shane Grimes and Gabriel Sava came in the side.

 

The Lillywhites made the perfect start with 10 minutes played as Michael Duffy had a shot cleared off the line before it rebounded out to Jamie McGrath who took the ball expertly past two defenders and fired low into the left hand corner.

 

Dundalk could easily have added a second just a minute later but debutant Charlie Burns saved expertly to his bottom right hand side to deny Robbie Benson.

 

Dundalk were all over Galway in the opening stages and a goal ruled out in the 16th minute as Sean Hoare was deemed to have climbed over his man causing a free to be awarded.

 

Galway’s best and only effort of the half fell to Gary Shanahan as his cross on the right almost turned into a spectacular effort but it was clawed away by Gabriel Sava.

 

Galway failed to make anything out of their possession as Dundalk had dominated the opening half as Dundalk lead 1-0 at the break thanks to McGrath’s opening goal.

 

Dundalk made it 2-0 in the 56th minute but maybe under dubious conditions, John Mountney broke through the Galway defense before Marc Ludden made what looked like a perfect tackle to send the ball out for a corner but the linesman flagged for a penalty which Robbie Benson slotted home into the bottom corner.

 

With Galway trailing 2-0 they tried to spark a comeback as Rory Hale had their first shot on target after 57 minutes before Stephen Folan and Shanahan both had headers sent over the bar

 

The game as a contest was over after 77 minutes as Dundalk had their third of the afternoon, Sean Gannon was sent through on the right hand side and delivered a cross into the area which deflected off  Kevin Devaney into his own net passed Burns.

 

Galway were looking for a consolation goal late on and Eoin McCormack almost had the net bulging but Sava got down low to save as the rebound fell to Colm Horgan but his shot hit the side netting.

 

Dundalk saw out proceedings with a 3-0 win as they booked their place in the EA Sports Cup Semi Final.

 

Galway United: Charlie Burns; Colm Horgan, Paul Sinnott, Stephen Folan, Marc Ludden; Gary Shanahan, David Cawley, Gavan Holohan, Rory Hale(Alex Byrne 73), Kevin Devaney(Ronan Manning 89); Padraic Cunningham(Eoin McCormack 73).

Subs Not Used: Conor Winn, Conor Melody, Aaron Conway, 

Booked: Alex Byrne(91)

 

Dundalk: Gabriel Sava; Sean Hoare, Sean Gannon, Niclas Vemmelund, Shane Grimes; Stephen O’Donnell, Michael Duffy, Robbie Benson(Conor Clifford 81), John Mountney(Patrick McEleney 63), Jamie McGrath; Thomas Stewart(David McMillan 71). 

Subs Not Used: Gary Rogers, Brian Gartland, Chris Shelds, Steven Kinsella

Booked: Conor Clifford (84)

 

Referee: Ray Matthews

Attendance: 1,017

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Stephen O’Donnell



Galway United
Charlie Burns
Goalkeeper
Paul Sinnott
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Colm Horgan
Defender
Stephen Folan
Defender
Gary Shanahan
Midfielder
Gavan Holohan
Midfielder
Rory Hale
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Midfielder
Kevin Devaney
77OG: 77'
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Midfielder
David Cawley
Midfielder
Padraic Cunningham
67'
67Subbed Off: 67'
Forward

Substitutes
Declan Sharkey
Midfield
Conor Melody
Midfield
Eoin McCormack
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Forward
Ronan Manning
89'
89Subbed On: 89'
Midfield
Aaron Conway
Defender
Alex Byrne
67'
67Subbed On: 67'
Midfield
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Dundalk
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Sean Hoare
Defender
Shane Grimes
Defender
Sean Gannon
Defender
Niclas Vemmelund
Defender
Stephen O'Donnell
Midfielder
John Mountney
Midfielder 63'
63Subbed Off: 63'
Jamie McGrath
Midfielder
10Scored: 10'
Michael Duffy
Midfielder
Robbie Benson
Midfielder
52Peno: 52'
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Thomas Stewart
Forward

Substitutes
Chris Shields
Midfield
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
David McMillan
Forward
Patrick McEleney
Midfield
63Subbed On: 63'
63'
Steven Kinsella
Forward
Brian Gartland
Defender
Conor Clifford
Midfield
81Subbed On: 81'
81'


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