First
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 16, 2021
Venue: Turner's Cross
1 - 3
FT

Dylan McGlade 8' -
Peno Scored: 8'


Jack Walsh 32' -
Red: 32'


Scored: 20'
- Ally Gilchrist 20'

Scored: 47'
- Shane Farrell 47'

Peno Scored: 90'
- Yoyo Mahdy 90' + 1'


League Report: Cork City 1-3 Shelbourne

Fri, Apr 16 2021

Yousef Mahdy of Shelbourne scores the third goal for Shelbourne as they defeat COrk CIty 3-1 at TUrners Cross on Friday. Credit: Steve Alfred

Michael Cooke reports from Turners Cross

Shelbourne came from behind to secure their second win of the season when they defeated Cork City 3-1 at Turners Cross on Friday night.

Dylan McGlade scored City’s only goal from the penalty spot while Ally Gilchrist and Shane Farrell were both on target for the visitors before Yousef Mahdy embellished the scoreboard with a spot-kick of his own.

Shelbourne remain undefeated in the new campaign while the Leesiders have now suffered a third straight defeat.

City urgently needed to find the net tonight having drawn two blanks in their last 2 matches and while they took an early lead, the hosts had virtually nothing to shout about thereafter.

A spot-kick was awarded in the seventh minute after Cian Coleman was allegedly pushed by Maxim Kougoun and McGlade dispatched it beautifully from 12 yards.

Shelbourne then pressed for an equaliser and their efforts were rewarded 13 minutes later.

The Reds won a corner-kick where a sumptuous delivery from George Poynton was headed home by Ally Gilchrist.

Minutes later, Shane Farrell had a golden chance to give Shelbourne the lead and his attempt should have hit the back of the net but instead went across the face of the goal.

The Rebel Army were now under incessant pressure and suddenly the challenge was compounded when Jack Walsh received his marching orders from referee Marc Lynch, following a clash with Shane Farrell.

Shelbourne continued to dominate the game following Walsh’s dismissal, but the sides remained deadlocked at 1-1 at the half-time whistle.

Less than two minutes after the resumption, the Reds took the lead with Shane Farrell finding the net from close-range.

Shelbourne then had two great chances for a third goal with Farrell shooting wide from close-range and subsequently, Michael O’Connor’s header hit the post following an excellent cross from Dayle Rooney.

O’Connor later tried to make amends but his shot deflected off Jonas Hakkinen and Ally Gilchrist almost grabbed his second goal only for his header to be saved from the resulting corner kick.

City remained on the back foot and never looked like engineering an equaliser.

Shelbourne were in complete control and they doubled their advantage in the 90th minute when substitute Youssef Mahdy scored from 12 yards after he was brought down in the box.

The scoreboard wasn’t a true reflection of Shelbourne’s dominance and the Dubliners could have won by more but finished with two goals to spare.

Cork City: Mark McNulty; Ronan Hurley, George Heaven, Jonas Hakkinen (Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh 77); Darragh Crowley (Cian Murphy 55), Cian Coleman, Alec Byrne, Dylan McGlade (Dale Holland 46), Gearóid Morrissey (c); Steven Beattie, Jack Walsh.
Subs not used: David Harrington, Cory Galvin, Jack Baxter, Issa Kargbo, Gordon Walker, Jamie Wynne.
Booked: Alec Byrne (25).
Sent off: Jack Walsh (32).

Shelbourne: Brendan Clarke; Kevin O'Connor, Maxim Kouogun, Ally Gilchrist, Michael Barker; Dayle Rooney, George Poynton (Yoyo Mahdy 60), Brian McManus, JJ Lunney, Shane Farrell (Alex Cetiner 90); Michael O'Connor (Ryan Brennan 69).
Subs not used: David Toure, Kyle O'Connor, Stephen Negru, Luke Byrne, Jack Brady, John Ross Wilson.
Booked: Michael O'Connor (56) .
Sent off: None.

Referee: Marc Lynch
Attendance: 0


Cork City
Mark McNulty 1
Goalkeeper
Ronan Hurley 14
Defender
George Heaven 5
Defender
Jonas Hakkinen 28
77'
77Subbed Off: Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh 77'
Defender
Darragh Crowley 17
55'
55Subbed Off: Cian Murphy 55'
Midfielder
Cian Coleman 8
Midfielder
Alec Byrne 16
Booked: 25'
Midfielder
Dylan McGlade 7
Peno Scored: 8'
46'
46Subbed Off: Dale Holland 46'
Midfielder
© GearĂ³id Morrissey 6
Midfielder
Steven Beattie 10
Forward
Jack Walsh 27
Sent Off: 32'
Forward

Substitutes
Dale Holland 15
46'
46Subbed On: Dylan McGlade 46'
Midfield
David Harrington 13
Goalkeeper
Cory Galvin 14
Forward
Jack Baxter 30
Midfield
Issa Kargbo 2
Midfield
Cian Murphy 24
55'
55Subbed On: Darragh Crowley 55'
Forward
Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh 9
77'
77Subbed On: Jonas Hakkinen 77'
Forward
Gordon Walker 25
Defender
Jamie Wynne 26
Midfield
Shelbourne
1 Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
3 Kevin O'Connor
Defender
15 Maxim Kouogun
Defender
4 Ally Gilchrist
Defender
Scored: 20'
2 Michael Barker
Defender
18 Dayle Rooney
Midfielder
26 George Poynton
Midfielder 60'
60Subbed Off: Yoyo Mahdy 60'
14 Brian McManus
Midfielder
6 JJ Lunney
Midfielder
17 Shane Farrell
Midfielder
Scored: 47'
90'
90Subbed Off: Alex Cetiner 90'
9 Michael O'Connor
Forward
Booked: 56'
69'
69Subbed Off: Ryan Brennan 69'

Substitutes
24 David Toure
Defender
20 Kyle O'Connor
Midfield
28 Stephen Negru
Defender
11 Yoyo Mahdy
Forward 60'
60Subbed On: George Poynton 60'
Peno Scored: 90'
21 Alex Cetiner
Midfield 90'
90Subbed On: Shane Farrell 90'
23 Luke Byrne
Defender
10 Ryan Brennan
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Michael O'Connor 69'
25 Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
16 John Ross Wilson
Defender