Shelbourne 2 (Russell 1′, Murphy 16′)
Cobh Ramblers 0
Early goals from Sean Russell and Conor Murphy were enough to beat Cobh Ramblers at Tolka Park as Shelbourne moved to within three points of leaders Longford Town overnight.
Russell ended a fine passing move to score his first goal since joining Shels in the July transfer window inside the opening minute.
Striker Murphy added the second goal on 16 minutes.
Shelbourne:Gregg Murray, Brian Gannon, Philip Hand, John Sullivan (Willo McDonagh 84′), Lee Desmond, Gary Dempsey, Adam McDonnell, Conor Murphy, Alan O’Sullivan (Keith Quinn 69′), Dylan Connolly (Lee Duffy 87′), Sean Russell.
Unused Substitutes: Nathan Murphy, Jake Donnelly, Ryan Robinson, Adam O’Connor.
Cobh Ramblers: Shane Hallahan, Brendan Frahill, Andrew Neville, Craig Burns, Andy O’Connell, Gary Comerford, Kynan Rocks (Brendan Kenny 66′), Eoghan Murphy (Robert Lynch 77′), Ronan Stanton (Nathaniel Gumbo), Robert Waters, Stephen Kenny.
Unused Substitutes: George Gill, David Curran, David Browne.