0 - 1
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Scored: 73'
- Patrick McEleney 73'

Live Updates for Shelbourne -v- Derry City

95'

A very good three points on the road for Ruadhri Higgins's side , they were certainly the better side over the 90 minutes and fully deserve to continue their unbeated sequence after four series of games.

The experience of players such as McEleney , Patching and Thompson really shone out here tonight and Shels in truth did not seem at the same level as the visitors.

Duff's newly assembled side certainly play the ball on the deck and do create some chances but there was very little coming through from either flank to really trouble the Derry defence.

Derry now sit top of the table while Shels are still coming to terms with life in the top tier.

Thats it from Patrick O' Connor here at Tolka Park, hope you enjoyed the live updates !!

95'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Shelbourne and Derry City.

94'

Ledwidge shots from a good angle but it goes wide, that may well be their last chance of an equaliser

91'

Corner to Shels after great work by Kane

89'

5 mins added time

87'

Matty Smyth takes a shot on the edge of the box but its high and wild.

86'

Substitution

Shane McEleney  - Ronan Boyce  (Derry City).

85'

Shels pressing hard for an equaliser her but they are running out of time and Derry look fairly comfortable dealing with the Shels attacks

83'

McJannet is down with an injury but is ok to continue

80'

Derry beginning to stretch Shels even more now knowing they have the cushion of that goal.

77'

Substitution

James Akintunde  - Patrick McEleney  (Derry City).

74'

Substitution

Shane Farrell  - Sean Boyd  (Shelbourne).

73'

ASSIST!

Ronan Boyce (Derry City) provides the assist.

The defender's header was saved by Webb before McEleney tucked in the rebound.

73'

McEleney forces it home from close range after Shels were unable to clear the ball from a corner

73'

GOAL!

Patrick McEleney (Derry City) scores.

70'

Corner to Derry after good work by Kavanagh, again its poorly taken and cleared by Shels

68'

Still very few clear cut chances for either side, Shels have gone for two up front, Anaebonam supporting Boyd in attack, they have about 20 minutes left to try to fashion a goal for the home team/.

63'

Substitution

Stanley Anaebonam  - Mark Coyle  (Shelbourne).

63'

Substitution

Matty Smith  - Joe Thomson  (Derry City).

60'

Shels look much more fired up in the second half, they are starting to put a lot more pressure on Derry and have just won a corner but fail to capitalise on it

52'

Mark Coyle is now down injured, looks like he will be ok to continue though

48'

Its been an interesting first half but one which also never really caught fire.  

 

Derry have certainly dominated the game but have come up short in the final third while Shels have largely played second fiddle but still managed to go into the break on  level terms.

48'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Shelbourne and Derry City.

47'

Corner for Shels won by Boyd, last chance of a goal before the break- the corner kick is poor though and the ball is cleared.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Shelbourne and Derry City has started.

44'

 3 mins added time

44'

Moylan is disconsolate as he hobbles off the pitch, it does however give an opportunity to McEniff to impress

43'

Substitution

Jordan McEneff  - Jack Moylan  (Shelbourne).

41'

Moylan sems to have pulled up with a hamstring injury, he has been Shels main threat and will be a loss if he has to go off

35'

Yellow Card

Sean Boyd (Shelbourne) is booked.

34'

A rare attack from Shels, Moylan slaloms through the Derry defence, has a shot which is deflected away for a corner- this come sto nothing.

32'

Derry camped in the Shels half, they are stroking  the ball around well  but lack the killer touch, so far.

26'

Its all Derry here so far, they seem well in control and have Shels chasing shadows at times, Duff is less than impressed in the home dugout !

24'

Kavanagh does well to weave hisn way into the box and creates a half chance for McGonigle but he is unable to control it and the chance is gone.

22'

McManus goes down after a heavy challenge from McEleney , he gets attention and is ok to continue.

20'

McGonigle gets bewteen the two Shels centre backs and manages  to get a shot away but there is no power in it and Webb easily gathers it.

18'

Good passing move by Shels, Kane plants a cross on Boyd's head but he directs his header over the bar, this was their first serious attempt on goal.

12'

Derry on top here but their final ball is lacking precision and Lewis Webb is untroubled so far.

9'

No chances at either end as yet, though Derry appear to be getting control of the midfield section through McEleney and Patching

5'

Very even game so far, both sides playing the ball on the deck as one would expect.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shelbourne and Derry City has kicked off.

0'

10 mins to kick off here, a very large crowd in attandance , all anticipating a cracking  game no doubt.

0'

Its a perfect night for football here at Tolkas Park, no wind or rain and the pitch is in top class condition.

0'

Ruaidhri Higgins makes two alterations to the starting eleven following their 0-0 draw against Sligo Rovers on Monday night, Ronan Boyce and Daniel Lafferty replacing Ciaran Coll and James Akintunde.

0'

The Shelbourne line up is announced and it contains just one change from the team that played UCD, Jordan McEniff, who was replaced after 25 mins of that game, starts on the bench and Aodh Dervin is recalled to the starting eleven. 

0'

Derry City are unbeated since the season started however their prospects for the remainder of the season took a severe blow this week with the announcement that club stalwart Ciaron Harkin has suffrered an ACL injury and will play no part for the rest of the year.

0'

Shelbourne will be looking to rebound from last Monday night's 0-0 draw away to UCD, a game where they were not at their best and where Damian Duff will surely consider it two points dropped instead of one point gained.

0'

Good evening and welcome to Tolka Park for tonights Premier Division clash between Shelbourne and Derry City.

I'm Patrick O' Connor and I'll be bringing you live updates as they happen tonight.





Shelbourne
WMay 20, 2022
St. Pats 1 - 2 Shels
WMay 23, 2022
Shels 2 - 0 UCD
LMay 27, 2022
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Shels
LJune 17, 2022
Bohs 1 - 0 Shels
DJune 24, 2022
Shels 0 - 0 Dundalk
Lewis Webb 25
Goalkeeper
Conor Kane 3
Defender
Luke Byrne 23
Defender
Kameron Ledwidge 32
Defender
Aaron O'Driscoll 4
Defender
John Ross Wilson 2
Defender
Aodh Dervin 16
Midfielder
Mark Coyle 8
63'
63Subbed Off: Stanley Anaebonam 63'
Midfielder
Brian McManus 14
Midfielder
Jack Moylan 10
43'
43Subbed Off: Jordan McEneff 43'
Midfielder
Sean Boyd 9
Booked: 35'
74'
74Subbed Off: Shane Farrell 74'
Forward

Substitutes
Dan Hawkins 11
Forward
Jad Hakiki 12
Midfield
Shane Farrell 17
74'
74Subbed On: Sean Boyd 74'
Midfield
Brendan Clarke 1
Goalkeeper
Stanley Anaebonam 19
63'
63Subbed On: Mark Coyle 63'
Midfield
Jordan McEneff 22
43'
43Subbed On: Jack Moylan 43'
Forward
Kyle O'Connor 20
Defender
Adam Thomas 15
Defender
David Toure 24
Defender
Derry City
LMay 20, 2022
Derry 1 - 2 Dundalk
LMay 23, 2022
Sligo 2 - 1 Derry
DMay 27, 2022
Derry 2 - 2 Harps
DJune 17, 2022
Derry 1 - 1 Drogheda
WJune 24, 2022
UCD 0 - 1 Derry
26 Brian Maher
Goalkeeper
2 Ronan Boyce
Defender 86'
86Subbed Off: Shane McEleney 86'
23 Cameron Dummigan
Defender
24 Daniel Lafferty
Defender
17 Cameron McJannet
Defender
6 Eoin Toal
Defender
20 Brandon Kavanagh
Midfielder
10 Patrick McEleney
Midfielder
Scored: 73'
77'
77Subbed Off: James Akintunde 77'
14 Will Patching
Midfielder
8 Joe Thomson
Midfielder 63'
63Subbed Off: Matty Smith 63'
9 Jamie McGonigle
Forward

Substitutes
11 James Akintunde
Forward 77'
77Subbed On: Patrick McEleney 77'
3 Ciaran Coll
Defender
1 Nathan Gartside
Goalkeeper
29 Jack Malone
Midfield
16 Shane McEleney
Defender 86'
86Subbed On: Ronan Boyce 86'
38 Liam Mullan
Midfield
33 Caoimhin Porter
Midfield
12 Matty Smith
Forward 63'
63Subbed On: Joe Thomson 63'
21 Gerard Storey
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. March 4, 2022

Venue: Tolka Park

Referee: Ray Matthews

Attendance: 2886

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