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Wexford Youths v Shelbourne

SSE Airtricity League – Division One

Ferrycarrig Park – Friday, August 15th – KO 8.00pm

Shelbourne travel to the South-East on Friday, to play Wexford Youths in the First Division of the Airtricity League. Kick-off at Ferrycarrig Park is at 8.00pm.

Shels followed up their huge 1-0 win away to Galway FC, with a good 2-0 win over Cobh Ramblers last Friday evening. Two goals scored in the first 16 minutes – the first by newcomer Sean Russell after less than a minute, the second on 16mins by Conor Murphy – Shelbourne seemed to have thrown away their shooting boots from then on, as, despite having the majority of the possession and scoring opportunities, the score was to remain at just two.

Wexford Youths had a great 2-1 win at home to Galway FC last Friday, a win that enabled them to leap-frog the Westerners into third place in the league. This followed on from a good 2-2 draw away to Finn Harps and a 2-0 win over Shamrock Rovers in Wexford.

With both sides on form, the game has all the signs of a good even game, where goals could be at a premium.

This is the first game of the final quarter of the league competition, Shelbourne having suffered just one loss in the last series of seven, away to leaders Longford Town, and one draw, at home to Finn Harps, scoring 12 and conceding 5.

For Friday’s game, Shelbourne have Gareth Coughlan suspended, having accumulated four red cards.

Darren Tinnelly once again misses out through injury, with Lee Murtagh, Jordan Keegan and Dylan Connolly listed as doubtful.

Suspended: Gareth Coughlan

Injured: Darren Tinnelly

Doubtful: Dylan Connolly, Lee Murtagh, Jordan Keegan

Goal Scorers (Competitive 2014)

Dylan Connolly – 7

Gareth Coughlan – 6

Jordan Keegan -4 (FAI 1)

Conor Murphy – 3

Darren Tinnelly – 3 (EASC 2)

Dylan Cashin – 2 (LSC 1)

Brian Gannon – 2 (1 LSC)

Willo McDonagh – 2

Philip Hand – 1

Adam O’Connor – 1 (LSC 1)

Stephen McDonnell -1

Keith Quinn – 1

Lee Murtagh – 1

Lee Desmond – 1

Jake Donnelly – 1

Adam McDonnell – 1

Lee Duffy – 1

Sean Russell – 1

Previous Meetings

Jun 27, 2014 Shelbourne 3 – 0 Wexford Youths (Shels Scorers – Connolly, Donnelly, McDonagh)
Apr 25, 2014 Wexford Youths 1 – 0 Shelbourne
Mar 07, 2014 Shelbourne 2 – 0 Wexford Youths (Shels Scorers – Hand, Connolly)
Feb 09, 2012 Shelbourne 4 – 1 Wexford Youths (LSC) (Shels Scorers – C.Byrne(3), Hughes)
Sep 03, 2011 Shelbourne 3 – 0 Wexford Youths (Shels Scorers – Hughes (2), S.Byrne )
Jun 13, 2011 Wexford Youths 0 – 6 Shelbourne (LSC) (Shels Scorers – D.McGill, Sullivan. Mulhall, C.Byrne(2), Paisley)
May 30, 2011 Wexford Youths 0 – 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer – C.Byrne)
Mar 18, 2011 Shelbourne 4 – 2 Wexford Youths (Shels Scorers – Dawson, Hughes, Paisley, Cassidy)

Last 10 Competitive Fixtures 2014

Aug 08, 2014 Shelbourne 2 – 0 Cobh Ramblers (Shels Scorers – Russell, C.Murphy)
Aug 01, 2014 Galway FC 0 – 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer – Coughlan)
Jul 25, 2014 Shelbourne 1 – 1 Finn Harps (Shels Scorer – Coughlan)
Jul 20, 2014 Shamrock Rovers ‘B’ 0 – 2 Shelbourne (Shels Scorers – Connolly, L.Duffy)
Jul 11, 2014 Shelbourne 3 – 1 Waterford United (Shels Scorers – Keegan, A.McDonnell, Coughlan)
Jul 05, 2014 Longford Town 3 – 0 Shelbourne
Jun 27, 2014 Shelbourne 3 – 0 Wexford Youths (Shels Scorers – Connolly, Donnelly, McDonagh)
Jun 13, 2014 Cobh Ramblers 2 – 2 Shelbourne (Shels Scorers – Murphy, Cashin)
Jun 06, 2014 Shelbourne 1 – 0 Waterford Utd (FAI Cup) (Shels Scorer – Keegan)
May 30, 2014 Shelbourne 2 – 4 Galway FC (Shels Scorers – Keegan, Coughlan)