Thats it from the Belfield Bowl for tonight, hope you enjoyed the updates , goodnight from Patrick O Connor
Cracking game here at Belfield , it was very even in the first half but UCD took over and dominated the second half, they played some scintillating football and fully deserved their three points.
Treaty made a valiant effort in the last 10 mins to draw level but while there was no lack of effort on their part they lacked guile in around the box .
The result means that UCD now sit on top of the table on 15 points, the same points total as Shelbourne but with a superior goal difference
5 mins added time
Treaty now pressing hard for an equaliser but the UCD defence is rock solid
Treaty seemed to be running out of ideas to break down the UCD defence
Ryan upends Whelan outside the box, lucky to only see a yellow card not a red one as he was the last man in defence
Mark Dignam lobs the ball over Ryan for a UCD goal but it is ruled offside.
Colm Whelan down injured in the Treaty box, looks like he is ok to continue.
UCD very much in the ascendancy in the second half, they have taken great confidence from their two quick goals after the break
Whelan drives into the box, he passes to Sean Brenan who slots it pass Ryaqn
Good run and shot from Treaty's Sean McSweeney , the ball just fizzes wide of the post
Early pressure from Treaty leads to a free kick , Hanlon gets a head to it and the ball crashes off the crossbar and is cleared
Big turnaround since half time, UCD now very much in the ascendancy
Great game here at the Bowl, as had been anticipated, Treaty were quickest out of the blocks and took a deserved lead after 11 minutes with a penalty.
UCD then dominated most of the possesion, Sean Brennan and Paul Doyle were the key figures in midfield for them, and they got the goal they deserved just before the break courtesy of Dara Keane.
It should be a very intersting second half.
3 minutes added time
Edm McCarthy is down injured for Treaty, he goes off temporarily but he is ok to continue.
First shot on target for UCD from Liam Kerrigan but its well saved by Ryan
UCD keeper needlessly comes off his line and Kieran Hanlon spots the opportunity to lob the ball over him and into an empty net, brilliantly executed from well outside the box
Another free kick to UCD, ball hoisted into the box but Tadgh Ryan is very reliable and gathers comfortably
Liam Kerrigan is fouled by Jack Lynch outside the box but the free kick is wasted, still no shot on target for UCD.
UCD trying to get sharpshooter Colm Whelan free but every time he gets on the ball he is surrounded by at least two Treaty defenders
After 20 mins, UCD have settled down after the early concession of a goal and are spraying the ball around the middle third without really threatening the Treaty defence
First shot on goal by UCD but Colm Whelan just lifts it over the bar
Treaty full of running after that opening goal, they almost score a second but the referee blows for a free for the students
Penalty to Treaty, Kieran Hanlon is taken down by the UCD keeper
First corner to Treaty but its cleared by Dara Keane
The exchanges are fairly even during these opening few minutes,both sides showing their intention to attack at every opportunity
Referee for tonight's game is David Keeler
Three changes in the Treaty Utd starting eleven tonight, Charlie Fleming,Dean George and Callum Macnamara all make the starting team.
One change for UCD tonight, Paul Doyle returns to the starting eleven instead of Adam Lennon.
UCD have a clean bill of health tonight while Treaty Utd are without Nenagh born Mark Walsh ( injured) and Anthony O Donnell ( suspended).
Good evening and welcome to the Belfield Bowl, home of the UCD who host Treaty Utd tonight in the SSE Airtriciity First Division.
Its a pleasant evening in South Dublin, the conditions are ideal and this should be a cracking game bewteen two sides who both have had great starts to the 2021 season.
UCD are curently in second place on twelve points while Treaty Utd are in fourth place only two points behind on ten points.
i'm Patrick O Connor and I'l be bringing you live updates from this evenings match.
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland First Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 7, 2021
The UCD Bowl