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Byrne sets up away success

Published: Wednesday 13 July 2005, 23.04CET
Glentoran FC 1-2 Shelbourne FC In-form forward Jason Byrne scores twice as the Dublin side triumph in Belfast.

Match statistics

GlentoranShelbourne

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 13 July 2005, 23.04CET

Byrne sets up away success

Glentoran FC 1-2 Shelbourne FC In-form forward Jason Byrne scores twice as the Dublin side triumph in Belfast.

By Kenny Archer at The Oval

Two away goals from Jason Byrne put Shelbourne FC in control of their UEFA Champions League first qualifying round tie with Glentoran FC in Belfast.

Byrne double
After a goalless first half, Byrne struck from open play before converting a penalty for the Irish Premier Division champions, but Glentoran winger Sean Ward pulled a goal back to set up a fascinating second leg at Tolka Park in Dublin next week.

Morris resolve
Northern Irish Premier Division champions Glentoran began brightly enough but Shelbourne soon took charge of the game, although they took their time to test the home team's goalkeeper. When they did, Elliott Morris repeatedly rose to the challenge, denying midfield player Stuart Byrne then saving twice in as many minutes from Wesley Hoolahan.

Shelbourne pressure
Glentoran captain Paul Leeman was forced to slide in to prevent Shelbourne centre-half Colin Hawkins shooting from close range and a minute later Leeman kicked away a low free-kick drilled on target by Byrne.

Narrow escapes
Two corners from Shelbourne left-back David Crawley both found the head of winger Richard Baker but his first attempt was sliced wide by Glentoran's Tommy McCallion before the second flew centimetres over the bar. But the visitors' superiority began to show after the break.

Deadlock broken
Byrne broke the deadlock ten minutes into the second half, and the same player soon converted a penalty after the busy Leeman had fouled Glen Crowe in the area, bringing up his eleventh goal of the season. Ward gave the hosts some hope when he drove a low right-foot shot inside the far post from the edge of the area - but Shelbourne are on course to meet FC Steaua Bucuresti in the second qualifying round.

Last updated: 14/07/05 13.45CET

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Lineups

glentoran

Glentoran

shelbourne

Shelbourne

1
MorrisElliott Morris (GK)
20
DelaneyDean Delaney (GK)
2
NixonColin Nixon
2
O. HearyOwen Heary (C)
3
HolmesShaun Holmes
3
CrawleyDavid Crawley
Substitution45
4
WalkerChris Walker
19
HawkinsColin Hawkins
5
LeemanPaul Leeman (C)
Yellow Card66
4
RogersDave Rogers
6
KeeganKevin Keegan
11
HoolahanWesley Hoolahan
Yellow Card80
7
WardSean Ward
Goal77
7
CahillOllie Cahill
8
TolanJody Tolan
Substitution68
8
ByrneStuart Byrne
Yellow Card37
9
ParkhouseStep Parkhouse
Yellow Card30
Substitution68
10
J. ByrneJason Byrne
Goal55
Goal65
Substitution79
10
McCallionTommy McCallion
Yellow Card32
9
CroweGlen Crowe
Substitution76
11
LockhartDarren Lockhart
14
Richard BakerRichard Baker

Substitutes

19
MannusIan Mannus (GK)
1
WilliamsSteven Williams (GK)
12
HallidayMichael Halliday
Substitution68
15
MooreAlan Moore
Substitution45
Yellow Card69
14
MorganChris Morgan
Substitution68
18
NdoJoseph Ndo
15
SimpsonPhilip Simpson
17
RyanBobby Ryan
16
MelaughGavin Melaugh
21
O'NeillGary O'Neill
12
FitzpatrickGlenn Fitzpatrick
Substitution76
6
CrawfordJim Crawford
Substitution79

Coach

Robert Coyle (NIR) Pat Fenlon (IRL)

Referee

Georgios Kasnaferis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Konstantinos Dalas (GRE), Dimitrios Papadopoulos (GRE)

Fourth official

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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