U19s – Drogheda Utd v Shelbourne

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Shelbourne’s U19s are back in action on Tuesday evening 17th Febagainst Drogheda United in United Park with 7.45pm Ko.

They will be looking to address the 2-1 defeat they suffered to Drogheda in Tolka Park back in October. Both sides were on the wrong end of scorelines in their last fixtures, with the Young Reds losing disappointingly 2-0 to Letterkenny Rovers and Drogheda losing 3-0 to the league leaders Derry City.

Manager Martin Murray’s squad has dramatically changed since last October withFIVE new signings over the last month. The only absentees for Tuesday gameare long term injury Eoghan Dempsey and suspended Luke Doyle – otherwise full squad to select from.

Going into the final straight of the league campaign, the table makes interesting reading with FIVE games to go. Derry City leading with 32 points from 13 games played, St Pat’s and Bohs on 26 points from 12 games – and having to play each other in a ‘back game’ – and then Shelbourne sitting fourth on 25 points from 13 games, but lurking in the background is Dundalk on 24 points from 13 games (who had a very good win against Pat’s last weekend). The big game of this weekend is St Pat’s playing Derry City in Crumlin on Valentine’s night. With all the top teams all having to play each other, the whole table could change very quickly.

Shelbourne’s last five game’s are:

Tues 17th Feb – Away vs Drogheda United (United Park) Sun,

22nd Feb – Home vs St Patrick’s (AUL 2pm)

Sat, 28th – Feb Away vs Derry City (Brandywell 2pm)

Sat14th March – Away vs Bohemians (Dalymount Noon TBC)

and to finish the regular season

Sat, 21st March – Home to Sligo Rovers (Venue & KO TBC )

So still all to play for!