0 - 2
FT

Peno Miss: 5'
- Ryan Brennan 5'

Scored: 10'
- George Poynton 10'

Scored: 90'
- Michael O'Connor 90'


League Report: Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shelbourne

Fri, Sep 24 2021

Credit: Paul Dolan

Andrew Dempsey reports from Stradbrook Road

Shelbourne are just three points away from securing the First Division title after securing a dominant 2-0 win away to Cabinteely at Stradbrook on Friday evening.

The Reds were in total command throughout the 90 minutes, with goals from Georgie Poynton and Michael O’Connor sealing a comfortable win away from home.

Shels can now win the league next weekend with a win at home to Treaty United, of if they better Galway United’s result next week, at least.

Knowing that a win would all but win them the title, Shelbourne came into this Dublin derby with form, and confidence on their side.

Their return to the top-flight has been a formality for several weeks now, but they showed little sign of flagging behind in their efforts to wrap things up sooner rather than later.

Ian Morris’ charges were, however, unchanged from their most recent win away to Cork City.

Cabo, on the other hand, made five alterations from their most recent defeat against local rivals UCD.

Kieran Marty Waters continued to miss out with a long-term injury sustained in their last home game against Galway United as Harry Halwax replaced Adam Hayden between the sticks.

Shels, however, started the game off the better of the two, and they almost took the lead inside the opening five minutes.

Yassine En-Neyah was adjudged to have been felled by Jack Hudson, but Ryan Brennan was unable to beat Harry Halwax who saved well from twelve yards out.

The visitors, although, were not to be denied early on, taking the lead in the 10th minute after a fine finish from Georgie Poynton.

Poynton found the far corner of the net after he was played in by a deft Shane Farrell pass, with the ex-Waterford man netting his fourth goal of the season.

Morris’ side were in ominous form through most of the action in a relatively quiet first-half in terms of action, but Cabo were a threat at times.

Ben Feeney went close with a header from a Niall Barnes cross in their best chance of the half.

Shels, however, did not ease off despite a lack of real chances. The best they mustered up was an effort from Michael O’Connor who forced a smart save from the impressive Halwax.

The resulting corner was then almost met by the head of Ally Gilchrist at the back post as Shels took a deserved lead into the half-time break.

The second-half continued in a similar vein to that of the first, with Shels causing a plethora of issues for the hosts.

Ally Gilchrist had the best chance of a rather quiet start however, with his effort crashing off the bar after a Poynton corner-kick.

Substitute Jay Nwanze then denied fellow Shels substitute Stanley Anaebonan who looked as if he was set to put the ball into an empty net.

That was after Luke McWilliams poor back pass that was not dealt with suitably by Harry Halwax and Kevin Knight, with the latter forced off with an injury for his troubles.

Anaebonan was a real threat for the visitors during his cameo, and his efforts finally bore fruit late on as he assisted Michael O’Connor’s insurance strike late on.

The lively forward found O’Connor who turned and shot home into the back of the net.

Shels did, have an opportunity to make it three deep into injury time, but Halwax stood tall to deny Anaebonan after a ball played in from Kameron Ledwidge.

2-0 was how it finished, as Shels’ title coronation gets ever closer, while Cabinteely’s sights are left firmly set on next season.

 

Cabinteely: Harry Halwax; Mitchell Byrne, Jack Hudson (Jay Nwanze 63), Kevin Knight (Alex Aspil 82), Luke McWilliams, Zak O'Neill; Niall Barnes (Dean Casey 63), Keith Dalton (c), Eoin McPhillips (Conor Knight 73), Jack Watson (Jem Campion 63); Ben Feeney.

Subs not used: Adam Hayden, Jack O'Reilly, Dan Tobin, Sean McDonald.

Booked: Niall Barnes (35).

 

Shelbourne: Brendan Clarke; Kameron Ledwidge, Ally Gilchrist, Luke Byrne (c), John Ross Wilson; George Poynton, Kevin O'Connor, Shane Farrell, Yassine En-Neyah (Stanley Anaebonan 80); Michael O'Connor (Yoyo Mahdy 90), Ryan Brennan (Dayle Rooney 76).

Subs not used: Jack Brady, Michael Barker, Maxim Kouogun, Gavin Molloy, Brian McManus, Eric Molloy.

Booked: Michael O'Connor (69).

 

Referee: David Dunne.

Attendance: 700.

extratime.com Player of the Match: Georgie Poynton (Shelbourne). 


Cabinteely
LSept. 10, 2021
UCD 5 - 2 Cabinteely
LSept. 24, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shels
LOct. 1, 2021
Athlone 2 - 1 Cabinteely
LOct. 8, 2021
Cabinteely 1 - 2 Cobh
WOct. 15, 2021
Bray 1 - 2 Cabinteely
Harry Halwax
Goalkeeper
Mitchell Byrne
Defender
Jack Hudson 4
63'
63Subbed Off: Jay Nwanze 63'
Defender
Kevin Knight 3
82'
82Subbed Off: Alex Aspil 82'
Defender
Luke McWilliams 19
Defender
Zak O'Neill 8
Defender
Niall Barnes 12
Booked: 35'
63'
63Subbed Off: Dean Casey 63'
Midfielder
© Keith Dalton 7
Midfielder
Eoin McPhillips 20
73'
73Subbed Off: Conor Knight 73'
Midfielder
Jack Watson
63'
63Subbed Off: Jem Campion 63'
Midfielder
Ben Feeney
Forward

Substitutes
Alex Aspil 6
82'
82Subbed On: Kevin Knight 82'
Defender
Jem Campion 29
63'
63Subbed On: Jack Watson 63'
Forward
Dean Casey 22
63'
63Subbed On: Niall Barnes 63'
Midfield
Adam Hayden 1
Goalkeeper
Conor Knight 18
73'
73Subbed On: Eoin McPhillips 73'
Midfield
Sean McDonald 11
Midfield
Jay Nwanze
63'
63Subbed On: Jack Hudson 63'
Midfield
Jack O'Reilly 27
Defender
Dan Tobin
Defender
Shelbourne
WSept. 10, 2021
Cork 0 - 2 Shels
WSept. 24, 2021
Cabinteely 0 - 2 Shels
WOct. 1, 2021
Shels 1 - 0 Treaty United
DOct. 8, 2021
Shels 1 - 1 Athlone
LOct. 15, 2021
Cobh 2 - 0 Shels
1 Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Kameron Ledwidge
Defender
4 Ally Gilchrist
Defender
23 Luke Byrne ©
Defender
16 John Ross Wilson
Defender
26 George Poynton
Midfielder
Scored: 10'
3 Kevin O'Connor
Midfielder
17 Shane Farrell
Midfielder
Yassine En-Neyah
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: Stanley Anaebonan 80'
9 Michael O'Connor
Forward
Booked: 69'
Scored: 90'
90'
90Subbed Off: Yoyo Mahdy 90'
10 Ryan Brennan
Forward
Peno Miss: 5'
76'
76Subbed Off: Dayle Rooney 76'

Substitutes
18 Dayle Rooney
Midfield 76'
76Subbed On: Ryan Brennan 76'
Eric Molloy
Midfield
Gavin Molloy
Midfield
14 Brian McManus
Midfield
11 Yoyo Mahdy
Forward 90'
90Subbed On: Michael O'Connor 90'
15 Maxim Kouogun
Defender
25 Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
2 Michael Barker
Defender
Stanley Anaebonan
Unknown 80'
80Subbed On: Yassine En-Neyah 80'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021

Venue:

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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