First
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 22, 2018
Venue: Tolka Park
Ref:
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James English 4' -
Scored: 4'


Greg Moorhouse 56' -
Scored: 56'


Reece McEnteer 78' -
Scored: 78'




League Preview: Shelbourne -v- Galway United

Sat, Sep 22 2018

Credit: Paul Dolan

SHELBOURNE

Shelbourne welcome Galway United to Tolka Park for their final league game of the season on Saturday (kick-off 7.45pm). A win for the home side will ensure they secure a play-off place and continue their quest for promotion to the Premier Division.

Owen Heary’s side have put together a very good run of form in recent weeks and are unbeaten in their last six league games.

Their solid home form has been the foundation for their promotion push this season losing just one of their thirteen home games and taking maximum points in seven of those games.

Striker David O’Sullivan has had a fine year in front of goal and sits just one goal clear of Longford Town winger Dylan McGlade heading into the final evening of league fixtures.

Shelbourne currently occupy third position in the league and sit just one point clear of Drogheda United in fourth. Longford also remain in contention just three points adrift of Shels before Saturday night’s final hurdle.

 

GALWAY UNITED

Galway United’s inconsistent season will mean that they will compete in the First Division again in 2019 but they will still be looking to finish the season on a high and with positives to take into next season.

Regardless of the result Saturday evening, Alan Murphy’s men are guaranteed a 6th place finish this season as they sit seven points clear of 7th placed Cabinteely and seven points behind 5th placed Longford Town.

Conor Barry and Eoin McCormack are both on ten league goals for the season and lead the way in terms of the goal scoring charts for Galway.

Galway’s away form has been very inconsistent this season picking up just fourteen points on the road this term from a possible thirty nine.

Referee: Garvin Taggart

 

MATCH FACTS

A win for Shelbourne in their final league game of the season would see them secure a play-off place and take one step closer to promotion.

Shelbourne striker Dave O’Sullivan currently tops the goal-scoring charts for the 2018 league season and has an impressive fifteen league goals this campaign.

These sides have met on two occasions in the league this season with Shelbourne winning both games

 

BETTING

Shelbourne 1/2; Draw 3/1; Galway United 4/1

 

PREDICTION

Shelbourne 3-0 Galway United

 

Shelbourne

Injured: Dave Mulcahy

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

 

Galway United

Injured: Unavailable

Doubtful: Unavailable

Suspended: None



Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Aidan Collins
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender
John Ross Wilson
Defender
Alan Byrne
Midfielder
Shane Farrell
Midfielder
Mark Hughes
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
James English
4Scored: 4'
Forward
Greg Moorhouse
30Booked: 30'
56Scored: 56'
73'
73Subbed Off: 73'
Forward

Substitutes
Gavin Boyne
Defender
Adam Evans
Forward
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfield
Reece McEnteer
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
78Scored: 78'
Defender
David O'Sullivan
73'
73Subbed On: 73'
Forward
Dayle Rooney
Midfield
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
Galway United
Tadhg Ryan
Goalkeeper
Aaron Conway
Defender 83'
83Subbed Off: 83'
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Ryan Connolly
Midfielder 61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Conor Melody
Midfielder
Alan Murphy
Midfielder
31Booked: 31'
Maurice Nugent
Midfielder
Gary Shanahan
Midfielder
Carlton Ubaezuonu
Midfielder
Conor Barry
Forward
Eoin McCormack
Forward 72'
72Subbed Off: 72'

Substitutes
Alex Byrne
Midfield
Donal Higgins
Midfield
72Subbed On: 72'
72'
Colin Kelly
Midfield
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Arek Mamala
Goalkeeper
Dara Mulgannon
Forward
Sean Russell
Midfield
83Subbed On: 83'
83'


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