Ryan Guy 2' -
Scored: 2'


Scored: 44'
- Gary Twigg 44'

Scored: 55'
- Thomas Stewart 55'

Scored: 62'
- Billy Dennehy 62'


St. Patrick's Athletic 1 - 3 Shamrock Rovers

Fri, Sep 10 2010

None Credit: Andy McDonnell

Shamrock Rovers moved one step closer to lifting the Airtricity Premier League title with a 3-1 win over title rivals St Pats at Richmond Park.

It only took two mintues before the dead lock was broken and it was the home side who did it. St Pats won an early corner which was floated into the box where the unmarked Ryan Guy headed in from six yards out.

St Pats sat back after that and it was clear that Pete Mahon’s side were set-up to play counter-attacking football with Vinny Faherty up front on his own.

Rovers pressed without creating any clear cut chances. It wasn’t until the 39th minute when a long throw-in caused havoc in the St Pats box but the usually clinical Gary Twigg could only tip the ball wide of the goal.

The Scottish born striker made up for the miss just before half time when he toe poked in from close range. A free-kick was whipped in and it missed everyone but it hit the post. Twigg was the quickest to react and he equalised to take the two sides in level at half time.

The game in truth was very scrappy with neither side really created any clear cut chances. Vinny Faherty tested Mannus with a few long range efforts but didn’t trouble the Northern Ireland and Rovers shot stopper.

It was 55th minute when Dave Mulcahy handed Rovers and Thomas Stewart the goal to give the visitors the lead. The St Pats defender seemed to complexly miss the ball and Stewart was on hand to score his 5th goal against the Saints this season.

Billy Dennehy finished the game off with a brilliant strike outside the box that left Gary Rogers with no chance and sent the Rovers fans crazy.

St Pats had no reply and didn’t threaten the Rovers goal at all with the exception of a long range effort from substitute James O’ Brien.

If Shamrock Rovers continue to play like this then they will surely get their hands on the Airtricity League title.

Extratime.ie man of the match: Connor Kenna (St Pats)

St Pats: Gary Rogers, Derek Pender, Dave Mulcahy, Connor Kenna, Shane Guthrie, Brian Cash, Ian Bermingham, David McAllister, Ryan Guy, Stuart Byrne, Vinny Faherty.
Subs: Sean Stewart, James O’ Brian, Noel Haverty, Graham Dowling, Danny North

Shamrock Rovers: Alan Mannus, Aidan Price, Craig Sives, Danny Murphy, Stephen Rice, Pat Flynn, James Chambers, Billy Dennehy, Gary Twigg, Thomas Stewart, Stephen Bradley
Subs: Chris Turner, Neale Fenn, Sean O’ Connor, Paddy Kavanagh, Graham Barrett


St. Pats
DAug. 27, 2021
Cork 1 - 1 St. Pats
WSept. 3, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 2 Longford
LSept. 10, 2021
Sligo 2 - 0 St. Pats
WSept. 17, 2021
St. Pats 3 - 0 Wexford
LSept. 24, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 1 Shamrock R
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Derek Pender
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Shane Guthrie
Defender
Ian Bermingham 3
Defender
Dave Mulcahy
Booked: 26'
Midfielder
David McAllister
Midfielder
Ryan Guy
Scored: 2'
Midfielder
Brian Cash
Midfielder
Stuart Byrne
Booked: 79'
Midfielder
Vinny Faherty
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Stewart
Forward
James O'Brien
Midfield
Danny North
Forward
Noel Haverty
Defender
Graham Dowling
Defender
Shamrock R
LAug. 29, 2021
Bohs 2 - 1 Shamrock R
LSept. 3, 2021
Harps 2 - 1 Shamrock R
WSept. 10, 2021
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Waterford
WSept. 18, 2021
Sligo 0 - 1 Shamrock R
WSept. 24, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 1 Shamrock R
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
4 Craig Sives
Defender
Aidan Price
Defender
Danny Murphy
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
6 Stephen Rice
Midfielder
Booked: 25'
20 Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
Scored: 62'
James Chambers
Midfielder
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
Booked: 21'
9 Gary Twigg
Forward
Scored: 44'
Thomas Stewart
Forward
Scored: 55'

Substitutes
18 Chris Turner
Midfield
Sean O'Connor
Midfield
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfield
Neale Fenn
Manager
Graham Barrett
Forward

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2010 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:35 p.m. Sept. 10, 2010

Venue: Richmond Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown