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Played
March 24, 2013 3:55 p.m. GMT
Tolka Park — Dublin
Referee:‬ A. Kelly‎
Attendance:‬ 1704‎
 
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Shelbourne 0-0 Shamrock Rovers - Shels battle for first point of the season

Shelbourne and Shamrock Rovers share the spoils as the home side resisted Rovers pressure to earn a hard-fought point

By Adam Conway at Tolka Park

24 March 2013; Sean Brennan, Shelbourne, in action against Sean O'Connor, Shamrock Rovers. Airtricity League Premier Division, Shelbourne v Shamrock Rovers, Tolka Park, Dublin.
David Maher

Shelbourne went into the Dublin Derby still awaiting their first point of the campaign, while Trevor Crolly's side were looking for a win that would see them overtake Dundalk in second and extend their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions. However neither side could break the deadlock, seeing both sides come away with a point.

Shels made a lively start to the match. In the opening minutes, Rovers 'keeper Barry Murphy miscontrolled a sloppy backpass from Ken Oman but did well to recover at the feet of Dean Kelly to prevent the home side taking the lead.

Alan Matthews' side began to create more chances early in the first-half. Kelly was unlucky not to open the scoring his header from Adam Hanlon's cross sailed just over the bar, before Sean Brennan's off-target effort from outside the area had Murphy scrambling across his goal.

Rovers started to come into the game late in the first-half. Hoops midfielder Ronan Finn began to pull the strings in the middle of the park and a few half chances fell the way of the visitors.

Another short backpass from Ken Oman early in the second half allowed Adam Hanlon to close down Barry Murphy's clearance. The ball fell to the feet of Philly Hughes just inside the box, who blasted over an empty net.

Rovers began to pile on the pressure late in the second half but Niall Burdon came to the home side's rescue. The Shels keeper made a fantastic double save, both coming after close range efforts from Karl Sheppard.

The draw sees Shelbourne earn their first point of the campaign, while Shamrock Rovers have failed to score in three of their opening four games.



Shelbourne

1
Niall Burdon
Goalkeeper
4.50
2
Brian Shortall
Defender
2.50
-
Jack Memery
Defender
2.00
-
Sean Brennan
Defender
57′
2.50
-
2.50
24
Dean Kelly
Midfielder
3.50
-
Adam Hanlon
Midfielder
82′
3.00
15
Robert Bayly
Midfielder
66′
2.00
16
Stephen Hurley
Midfielder
85′
3.50
2
2.00
-
Ian Ryan
Striker
3.50

Shamrock Rovers

3.00
1
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
3.50
-
2.50
-
3.00
22
1.50
5
Ken Oman
Defender
4.00
14
James Chambers
Midfielder
4.00
21
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
2.50
18
Shane Robinson
Midfielder
61′
3.50
31
Ciaran Kilduff
Midfielder
79′
3.00
3
3.50
7

Substitutes

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Eoin Comerford
Goalkeeper
 - 
17
 - 
13
Pat Flynn
Defender
85′
0.00
19
Alex Prizeman
Midfielder
82′
1.50
21
Craig Mooney
Midfielder
 - 
15
Mark Leech
Striker
57′
3.00
20
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Substitutes

 - 
12
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Daniel Ledwith
Midfielder
3.00
20
Billy Dennehy
Midfielder
2.00
9
 - 
-
Stephen Rice
Midfielder
3.00
10
 - 
19

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien
Striker
Drogheda United
7 0
B. Dennehy B. Dennehy
Midfielder
Cork City
6 1
Chris Fagan Chris Fagan
Striker
St Pat's
6 0
Chris Forrester Chris Forrester
Midfielder
St Pat's
5 0
Daniel 'Dinny' Corcoran Daniel 'Dinny' Corcoran
Striker
Bohs
4 1