Shelbourne 1-0 Cobh Ramblers : REPORT

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SHELBOURNE 1 (David O'Sullivan 45+2')

COBH RAMBLERS 0

David O'Sullivan's fifth goal of the season handed Shelbourne a hard fought victory over Cobh Ramblers at Tolka Park on Friday night.

The first half was a tight affair with both sides struggling to create many chances of note. However, with the whistle just seconds from the lips of referee John McLoughlin's to bring the first half to a close, Dylan Grimes fired a ball into the box that ended up in the back of the net via the slightest of touches from O'Sullivan.

The second half was a scrappy affair with quality at a minimum but desire at a premium. James English had a great chance to secure the points for his side with five minutes remaining but his strike from the back post was well saved by Paul Hunt in the Ramblers net.

As it was, one goal was enough with Shelbourne, with the Reds showing great attitude to dig deep and hold on to all three points.

(report courtesy of Airtricityleague.ie + FY)

Shelbourne : Dean Delany, James Brown, Derek Prendergast, Alan Byrne (Arran Molloy 44'), Lorcan Fitzgerald, Adam Evans, Dylan Grimes (Gavin Boyne 45'), David O'Sullivan, James O'Brien, Dayle Rooney, James English.

Subs not used : Lee Steacy, Shane Farrell, Cian Kavanagh, Jamie Doyle, Reece McEnteer.

Cobh Ramblers : Paul Hunt, Kevin Taylor, Ben O'Riordan, James McSweeney, Darren Murphy, Cian Leonard (Jaze Kabia 65'), Ian Mylod, Pierce Phillips, David Hurley (Andrew Wall 86'), Anthony McAlavey, Adam O'Sullivan (Stephen Christopher 76')

Subs not used : Michael Sadys, Denzil Fernandez, Adam Mylod.