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Wilson Waweru 90' + 3' -
Scored: 90'

Scored: 18'
- Edward McCarthy 18'

League Report: Galway United 1 – 1 Treaty United

Sat, Apr 17 2021

Eamonn Deacy Park Credit: Paul Dolan

Paul Corcoran reports from Eamonn Deacy Park

Treaty United’s unbeaten start to the season continued on Friday night as they played out a 1-1 draw with Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Just one goal separated the sides deep in the game after Edward McCarthy finding the target in the 18th minute after Marc Ludden drilled a cross into the box.

Galway abandoned their three man defence for a four person back line after struggling against Shelbourne and Athlone Town this season but it didn’t seem to have the desired effect with the Tribesmen still not looking like the team they were expected to be before the season began.

They did manage to rescue a point late on with Wilson Waweru getting on the scoresheet for the second time with one of the last kicks of the game.

Treaty United set a frantic pace to start the game but it was United who had the first shot on goal.

In the ninth minute Ronan Manning showed off his skills when he cut in off the side line to beat Marc Ludden before pinging a long range diagonal ball through to Ruairí Keating.

The forward happily took the ball on and was confident enough to fire from the edge of the box drawing a good save from Tadhg Ryan in the Treaty goal.

In the 18th minute the visitors forced Galway to re-think how their evening was going to go after McCarthy headed the ball into the net while under strong pressure from the Galway defence.

It was former Tribesman Ludden that provided the excellent drilled cross into the box that found the midfielder deep at the back post to give Treaty the lead.

An overall poor first half saw Manning dribble a shot wide from long range and a few deflected shots for the home side, while Hanlon had a shot for the visitors during the half that bobbled into Conor Kearns’ chest.

There was an early scare for Treaty from a Killian Brouder free-kick in the Galway half. The defender played a good high ball into the box and a flock of Treaty defenders just managed to nod the ball down forcing Ryan to rush from his line and smother the ball to the ground.

In the 58th minute Galway found the target when Keating played the ball quickly from a free-kick, having been taken down near the centre circle.

The forward rolled it into the path of Shane Duggan who raced forward and blasted the ball at goal forcing a quick diving save by Ryan in the Treaty goal.

Treaty took the ball down the other side almost immediately with Alan Murphy managing to beat the defence and bare down on goal only for the midfielder’s shot to be excellently stifled by a block from Kearns.

Galway were applying most of the pressure throughout the second half, but clear cut chances were hard to come by for John Caulfield’s side.

Substitute Wilson Waweru drilled a great shot from the edge of the box late in the game which was blocked by a plethora of Treaty defenders which was followed by screams for a handball by Galway to no avail.

Waweru managed to come to Galway’s rescue in the final minute though after Conor McCormack booted a long ball in from a free-kick.

Keating rose highest in the box to nod the ball down to a crowded goal mouth where Waweru was able to pounce and hoof the ball into the roof of the net to rescue a point for the home side.

Galway United: Conor Kearns; Gary Boylan, Killian Brouder, Maurice Nugent, Carlton Ubaezuonu (Mikie Rowe 84); Shane Doherty (Colin Kelly 64), Shane Duggan, Ronan Manning (Mikey Place 64), Conor McCormack (c); Padraic Cunningham (Wilson Waweru 74), Ruairi Keating.

Subs not used: Stephen Christopher, Christopher Horgan, Kevin Horgan, David Hurley, Stephen Walsh.

Booked: Mikey Place (65), Killian Brouder (90).

Treaty United: Tadhg Ryan; Mark Walsh, Jack Lynch (c), Marc Ludden; Clyde O'Connell, Edward McCarthy (Joe Collins 77), Matt Keane, Joel Coustrain (Alan Murphy 46); Sean McSweeney, Kieran Hanlon (Matthew McKevitt 81), Sean Guerins.

Subs not used: Callum McNamara, Shane Lowth, Adam Foley, Aaron Fitzgerald, Shane Cusack.

Booked: Alan Murphy (52) Sean McSweeney (56).

Referee: David Keeler

Attendance: 0

ExtraTime.ie Player of the Match: Marc Ludden (Treaty United)

WMay 14, 2021
Galway 1 - 0 Wexford
DMay 21, 2021
Cork 1 - 1 Galway
LMay 28, 2021
Shels 4 - 0 Galway
WJune 11, 2021
Galway 2 - 1 Athlone
WJune 18, 2021
Galway 1 - 0 Cabinteely
Conor Kearns 16
Gary Boylan 4
Killian Brouder 5
Booked: 90'
Maurice Nugent 6
Carlton Ubaezuonu 15
84Subbed Off: Mikie Rowe 84'
Shane Doherty 11
64Subbed Off: Colin Kelly 64'
Shane Duggan 8
Ronan Manning 23
64Subbed Off: Mikey Place 64'
© Conor McCormack 22
Padraic Cunningham 9
74Subbed Off: Wilson Waweru 74'
Ruairi Keating 7

Stephen Christopher
Christopher Horgan
Kevin Horgan
David Hurley
Colin Kelly
64Subbed On: Shane Doherty 64'
Mikey Place
64Subbed On: Ronan Manning 64'
Booked: 65'
Mikie Rowe
84Subbed On: Carlton Ubaezuonu 84'
Stephen Walsh
Wilson Waweru
74Subbed On: Padraic Cunningham 74'
Scored: 90'
Treaty United
WMay 14, 2021
Treaty United 1 - 0 Athlone
LMay 21, 2021
Cabinteely 2 - 1 Treaty United
WMay 28, 2021
Treaty United 2 - 0 Bray
WJune 11, 2021
Wexford 1 - 2 Treaty United
WJune 19, 2021
Cobh 0 - 2 Treaty United
1 Tadhg Ryan
25 Mark Walsh
44 Jack Lynch ©
3 Marc Ludden
5 Clyde O'Connell
15 Edward McCarthy
Scored: 18'
77Subbed Off: Joe Collins 77'
12 Matt Keane
17 Joel Coustrain
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Alan Murphy 46'
10 Sean McSweeney
Booked: 56'
9 Kieran Hanlon
Forward 81'
81Subbed Off: Matthew McKevitt 81'
14 Sean Guerins

11 Alan Murphy
Defender 46'
46Subbed On: Joel Coustrain 46'
Booked: 52'
23 Callum McNamara
26 Matthew McKevitt
Unknown 81'
81Subbed On: Kieran Hanlon 81'
22 Shane Lowth
19 Adam Foley
13 Aaron Fitzgerald
21 Shane Cusack
8 Joe Collins
Midfield 77'
77Subbed On: Edward McCarthy 77'


Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. April 16, 2021

Venue: Eamonn Deacy Park

Referee: David Keeler

Attendance: Unknown