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Shelbourne have narrow advantage

Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 22.30CET
Hibernians FC 2-2 Shelbourne FC Two crucial away goals put Shelbourne in the driving seat.

Match statistics

HiberniansShelbourne

Goals scored2
 
2
Attempts on target2
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 17 July 2002, 22.30CET

Shelbourne have narrow advantage

Hibernians FC 2-2 Shelbourne FC Two crucial away goals put Shelbourne in the driving seat.

Hibernians FC 2-2 Shelbourne FC
Shelbourne FC scored two crucial away goals against Maltese hosts Hibernians FC to put the Irish champions in pole position to secure a UEFA Champions League second qualifying round meeting with Portuguese side Boavista FC.

Headed equaliser
Jim Gannon was the saviour for the visitors in the National stadium in Ta'Qali just as it looked like Hibernians would record a valuable first-leg victory. The experienced English defender headed the final goal of the first leg in the 66th minute.

Excellent cross
Shelbourne opened the scoring after just six minutes when Stuart Byrne headed past stranded Hibernians goalkeeper Mario Muscat after an excellent cross from Ollie Cahill. The goal silenced the home crowd, who had had flocked to give their support to the Maltese champions.

Perfect pass
Nevertheless, within 60 seconds Hibernians levelled as Nigerian forward Ndubisi Chuckunyere received a perfect pass from Adrian Ciantar and beat Shelbourne goalkeeper Steve Williams with an angled shot. Buoyed by the goal, Hibernians piled on the pressure and, on 37 minutes, lanky defender Adrian Pulis pushed home a rebound for the hosts, after an Adrian Ciantar free-kick hit the woodwork.

Pressure piled on
Gannon, however, popped up midway through the second half to equalise from Trevor Molloy's cross and shift the advantage in Shelbourne's favour ahead of the return at Tolka Park in Dublin next Wednesday. Hibernians will be disappointed they failed to make pressure tell, particularly in the closing stages when Nigerian midfielder Chuckunyere Ndubisi proved a constant threat.

Last updated: 18/07/02 12.43CET

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Lineups

hibernians

Hibernians

shelbourne

Shelbourne

1
M. MuscatMario Muscat (GK)
1
WilliamsSteven Williams (GK)
2
K. CassarKevin Cassar
Substitution74
2
O. HearyOwen Heary (C)
3
NisevićBranko Nisević
3
CrawleyDavid Crawley
4
VellaSilvio Vella (C)
4
McCarthyTony McCarthy
7
CiantarAdrian Ciantar
5
DohertyKevin Doherty
Substitution61
8
MbongEssien Mbong
6
GannonJames Gannon
Goal66
9
Adrian MifsudAdrian Mifsud
7
CahillOllie Cahill
Yellow Card3
10
ChukunyereNdvbisi Chukunyere
Goal8
8
ByrneStuart Byrne
Goal7
13
PullicinoPeter Pullicino
Yellow Card23
9
MolloyTrevor Molloy
14
PulisAdrian Pulis
Goal37
11
Richard BakerRichard Baker
15
BaldacchinoRoderick Baldacchino
Substitution80
20
RobertsMark Roberts
Yellow Card71

Substitutes

12
FarrugiaRainier Farrugia (GK)
22
BennionChris Bennion (GK)
11
ZahraAntoine Zahra
Substitution74
16
PrendervilleBarry Prenderville
Substitution61
18
Miguel MifsudMiguel Mifsud
Substitution80
12
CrawfordJim Crawford
5
A. XuerebAaron Xuereb
14
FenlonPat Fenlon
6
SpiteriWilfred Spiteri
18
HoolahanWesley Hoolahan
16
ZerafaSimon Zerafa
19
RossClive Ross
17
CohenAndrew Cohen
21
O'BrienGavin O'Brien

Coach

Robert Gatt (MLT) John Mcdonnell (IRL)

Referee

Eric Blareau (BEL)

Assistant referees

Claude Gregoire (BEL), Peter Hermans (BEL)

Fourth official

Eddie Vermeirsch (BEL)

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