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Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 13, 2010
Venue: Oriel Park
Att: Unknown

Tom Miller 3' -
Scored: 3'


Fahrudin Kuduzovic 17' -
Scored: 17'


Matthew Tipton 27' -
Scored: 27'


Matthew Tipton 45' -
Scored: 45'


Matthew Tipton 82' -
Scored: 82'


Scored: 60'
- Gary Twigg 60'


Dundalk 5 - 1 Shamrock Rovers

Mon, Sep 13 2010
An incredible evening’s entertainment at Oriel saw the Dundalk team who were so insipid and uncoordinated just last weekend produce a display that tore apart the champions elect with a 5-1 victory.

First half goals from Tom Miller, Matthew Tipton with a brace and Faz Kudozovic gave the Lilywhites a 4-0 advantage at half time. At least Rovers can claim to have drawn the second half as a Gary Twigg walk in and a hat trick goal for Tipton resulted in a 5-1 final score.

The home team came out like men possessed and took the lead after just three minutes. Ross Gaynor swung in a right sided free where Miller rose unopposed to head down and towards Alan Mannus bottom corner. Mannus got a strong hand to the ball but it somehow slithered beneath him and into the net.

Dundalk doubled their lead on 17 as a period of pressure resulted in Dean Bennett getting free down the inside right channel, he pulled back into the box where Faz controlled coolly and slotted past Mannus.

Just ten minutes later a bad evening got worse for the Tallaght boys. Bennett won a tackle in midfield he slipped it forward to Kudozovic who skipped forward and crossed to the far post, Hatswell who was up from his full back berth headed back across goal and Tipton headed to the back of the net.

Incredibly a fourth goal came Dundalk’s way as a hopeful Ross Gaynor ball forward was missed by Aidan Price allowing Tipton a free run on goal where he made no mistake.

No doubt Michael O’Neill stripped the dressing room walls and made a double substitution with James Chambers and Chris Turner coming on and in fairness they got a foothold in the middle of the park that had been so badly lacking in the first half.

Rovers got their consolation goal on 60 minutes as a long ball through was missed inexplicably by Peter Cherrie on the edge of his box and allowed Twigg to walk the ball home.

However despite the vocal urgings of the Rovers fans plus a few fireworks for good measure that was as close as the scoreline got and Tipton even found time to collect his hat trick when a Wayne Hatswell long ball was touched on and allowed Tipton to collect on the edge of the Hoops box. He drew Mannus expertly before delicately chipping him to send the home supporters into raptures.

So who said the title race was all but over, next up for Rovers in the league is a fixture at home against Galway whilst Dundalk will be brimming with confidence for their trip to St Pats .

Dundalk: Peter Cherrie; Simon Madden, Garry Breen, Liam Burns, Wayne Hatswell; Tom Miller, Dean Bennett, Daniel Kearns (Shaun Kelly 82), Ross Gaynor; Fahrudin Kudozovic, Matthew Tipton (Steven Lennon 88).
Subs not used: Ciaran McGuigan, Stephen McDonnell, Johnny Breen

Shamrock Rovers: Alan Mannus; Pat Flynn (James Chambers 45), Craig Sives, Aidan Price, Danny Murphy; Paddy Kavanagh, Stephen Rice, Billy Dennehy, Stephen Bradley (Chris Turner 45); Neale Fenn (Thomas Stewart 60), Garry Twigg.
Subs not used: Sean O’Connor, Pat Jennings

extratime.ie Man of the Match: Daniel Kearns.

Referee: Tom Connolly

Attendance: 2100 .


Dundalk
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Garry Breen
Defender
Liam Burns
Defender
Wayne Hatswell
Defender
Simon Madden
Defender
Dean Bennett
Midfielder
Ross Gaynor
Midfielder
Daniel Kearns
Midfielder
Tom Miller
3Scored: 3'
35Booked: 35'
Midfielder
Fahrudin Kuduzovic
17Scored: 17'
Forward
Matthew Tipton
27Scored: 27'
45Scored: 45'
82Scored: 82'
Forward

Substitutes
Johnny Breen
Forward
Shaun Kelly
85Booked: 85'
Defender
Steven Lennon
Forward
Stephen McDonnell
Midfield
Ciarán McGuigan
Defender
Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
Pat Flynn
Defender
Danny Murphy
Defender
Aidan Price
Defender
Craig Sives
Defender
28Booked: 28'
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
31Booked: 31'
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfielder
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Neale Fenn
Forward
Gary Twigg
Forward
60Scored: 60'

Substitutes
James Chambers
Midfield
Pat Jennings
Goalkeeper
Sean O'Connor
Midfield
Thomas Stewart
Forward
Chris Turner
Midfield