SHELBOURNE 1 (Gareth Coughlan [pen] 55′)
Report courtesy of Dave Donnelly and extratime.ie
Gareth Coughlan’s second-half penalty was the highlight of a poor night’s football as Shelbourne beat Waterford 1-0 at Tolka Park.
Coughlan struck firmly and decisively past Blues goalkeeper Matthew Connor to reward the home side for their one period of sustained dominance in front of a cagey crowd of 691.
Shelbourne:Greg Murray; Evan Osam, Adam O’Connor, Ryan Robinson, Sean Heaney; Craig Walsh, Daire Doyle, Gareth Coughlan (Colm Crowe 84), Dylan McGlade; Philip Hughes (Alan O’Sullivan 55), Mark Sandford (Conor Earley 68).
Subs not used:Eric Donnelly (gk), Alan Kehoe, Jake Donnelly, Darragh Gannon.
Waterford United:Matthew Connor; Shaun Corcoran, Dean Reidy (Mark Walsh 87), Dylan Mernagh, Shane Dineen; Bobbi Donoghue (Sean Hurley 68), Ross Fitzpatrick (Brian Nolan 55), Ethan Boyle., Jack Doherty; Glen Hawe, Willie John Kiely.
Subs not used:Robert Birdsall (gk), Patrick Fitzgerald, Shane Mackey, Mikie Rowe.
Booked:Ross Fitzpatrick (28), Sean Hurley (75), Ethan Boyle (90).