View Full Version : Shelbourne 4 - 1 Glentoran

20-07-2005, 10:30 PM
Shelbourne were easy 4-1 (6-2 on aggregate) winners tonight in Tolka Park as Glentoran's lack of fitness told and the eircom Premier Division champions advanced to a Champions League second-qualifying round clash with FC Steaua Bucharest.

Shels started the stronger, looking every bit the team that were well into their domestic season.

After only thirteen minutes Dave Frawley's free-kick found Owen Heary who rose with no Glentoran defenders around him to head past Elliot Morris.

The opener would inspire Glentoran's only real period of any sort of equality with Shelbourne, as they pressed for the much-needed away goal. It came on 20 minutes after a dreadful spell of Shelbourne defending as some crisp passing between Timothy McCann and Darren Lockhart resulted in McCann striking to the net.

However, normal programming was soon resumed. Ollie Cahill's whipped cross found Ollie Baker who rose to head into what looked like an empty net, only for Morris to spring from nowhere to claw it out of the net.

Shels wouldn't be denied, though, and on the half-hour mark Stuart Byrne's shot from the edge of the box ricocheted off Paul Leeman's hand. Leeman, who had already been booked earlier in the match, was sent to the line and Jason Byrne made no mistake with the spot-kick to make it 2-1 on the night, and 4-2 on aggregate.

From there the first-half became a procession, with Shelbourne making all the running and Glentoran already resorting to last-ditch defending as their lack of fitness began to tell.

The second-half provided only a brief respite for the Northerners and Shelbourne continued as they had begun.

Just before the hour mark, a Shelbourne cross from the right took a wicked deflection off a defender's head and fell for Glen Crowe who turned it brilliantly into the net past a static Morris.

Shels were being given acres of space by a tired Glentoran, and Heary was unchallenged on the right when his cross found Jason Byrne who headed a sweet ball to the net on the seventieth minute.

In the last twenty minutes, with Glentoran suffering and lacking in fitness, Shelbourne had the run of the pitch and rained shots down on Morris, who performed bravely.

Ultimately, however, the Dublin side were far stronger and advance to the next round where they should expect a much tougher time against Steaua Bucharest.

Good win, some really good goals too, Crowes and Byrnes 2nd were good goals.

20-07-2005, 11:46 PM
it was boring after glentorans captain got sent off.going to the steua bucharest game next game.great atmosphere

21-07-2005, 12:16 PM
Yeah, it was too easy once Leeman got sent off. Important thing is Shels are through. Steaua Bucharest will be much harder but Shels have a good chance

21-07-2005, 12:45 PM
yeah last year hadjuk split wrote shels off before the game.its the same here

21-07-2005, 10:26 PM
Hopefully Steaua will underestimate Shels like Hadjuk Split a\nd Deportive La Corouna did last year.
They were 30 minutes away from taking Deportive to extra time last year so hopefully they can go one step farther this year and make the group stages

22-07-2005, 12:49 PM
are you a eircom league fan.the whole off ireland will be screaming the real reds on next wednesday

22-07-2005, 10:13 PM
Yeah I support Finn Harps, were having a tough season though. Ill be supporting Shels though in the Champions league

22-07-2005, 10:42 PM
ahh shels are playing finn harps next friday.easy win for shels.lol.they only drew with bray tonight.thats a bad result

22-07-2005, 11:59 PM
Youre probably right!
Are you a Shels fan?

23-07-2005, 01:58 PM
yeah i am a shels fan.im a season ticket holder and got my ticket for wednesday.

are you going to watch the match

we can do it.once jayo and crowe have a good night

24-07-2005, 08:57 PM
Nah, im not going to the game, its on tv though so I will watch it. Good luck, I hope Shels win

24-07-2005, 10:42 PM
cheers.will be a superb game and great atmosphere

25-07-2005, 12:14 AM
Some pics of the ground and fans:


25-07-2005, 12:26 AM
Brill pics cruoninga, but they take a lot of space here!
Anyway, if you haven't introduced yourself on the newcomers page, please do it now!

Irish red
26-08-2005, 04:23 PM
Great pics dat was the only decent thing dat happened to shels dis season!

Irish red
26-08-2005, 04:35 PM


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