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Shels superior in Irish duel

Published: Thursday 21 July 2005, 0.26CET
Shelbourne FC 4-1 Glentoran FC (agg: 6-2) The Irish champions easily overcome their northern neighbours.

Match statistics

ShelbourneGlentoran

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 21 July 2005, 0.26CET

Shels superior in Irish duel

Shelbourne FC 4-1 Glentoran FC (agg: 6-2) The Irish champions easily overcome their northern neighbours.

By Aidan Fitzmaurice at Tolka Park

Republic of Ireland champions Shelbourne FC won the home and away legs of a European tie for the first time in their history with a comfortable victory against their Northern Irish counterparts Glentoran FC.

Deadly duo
Shelbourne now play 1985/86 competition winners FC Steaua Bucuresti in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League, with the first leg in Dublin next week. The Romanian club's coach Oleg Protassov, who was in Dublin for this tie, will have come away impressed with the home side, especially their strikeforce of Jason Byrne and Glen Crowe who scored three goals between them.

Early lead
Before the game kicked off, Shelbourne were already in the driving seat thanks to a 2-1 first-leg win in Belfast seven days earlier and despite a large travelling support for Glentoran, Shelbourne showed no signs of nerves in the first half as they took a 1-0 lead on the night after only 14 minutes. Defender Owen Heary, playing his 22nd European match for the club, scored his first goal in UEFA competition with a close-range header from David Crawley's free-kick which gave keeper Elliott Morris no chance.

McCann leveller
That goal seemed to spark Glentoran into life and they went close to scoring on 20 minutes, when Tommy McCallion tested Dean Delaney. But the Shelbourne keeper was beaten a minute later. The home defence had failed to block a run by Glentoran striker Michael Halliday and after a scramble the ball broke to winger Peter McCann, who finished past Delaney and gave the Belfast club a glimmer of hope.

Double blow
That was shattered as the visitors suffered a double blow after 31 minutes, when captain Paul Leeman blocked a shot by Shelbourne midfielder Stuart Byrne with his hand. That earned the Glentoran player a red card for his second bookable offence and led to a penalty for Shels, which Jason Byrne calmly converted to claim his third goal of the tie.

Crowe milestone
A win was beyond Glentoran at that stage but instead of sitting back, Shelbourne upped their performance after the break and scored two more goals. Glen Crowe netted his eighth goal in UEFA competition - a record for a player with an Irish club - with a superb volley on 57 minutes from a cross by Heary.

Byrne clincher
Captain Heary was the creator again on 71 minutes when Jason Byrne headed past Morris to make it 4-1 on the night and 6-2 on aggregate, a record win for an Irish club in the Champions League.

Last updated: 21/07/05 0.57CET

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Lineups

shelbourne

Shelbourne

glentoran

Glentoran

20
DelaneyDean Delaney (GK)
1
MorrisElliott Morris (GK)
2
O. HearyOwen Heary (C)
Goal13
2
NixonColin Nixon
Yellow Card42
3
CrawleyDavid Crawley
3
HolmesShaun Holmes
4
RogersDave Rogers
4
WalkerChris Walker
19
HawkinsColin Hawkins
Yellow Card55
5
LeemanPaul Leeman (C)
Red/Yellow Card31
7
CahillOllie Cahill
Yellow Card32
6
WardSean Ward
Substitution65
8
ByrneStuart Byrne
7
Peter McCannPeter McCann
Goal21
Substitution46
14
Richard BakerRichard Baker
8
McCallionTommy McCallion
11
HoolahanWesley Hoolahan
Substitution73
9
MorganChris Morgan
9
CroweGlen Crowe
Goal58
Substitution83
10
HallidayMichael Halliday
10
J. ByrneJason Byrne
Goal32
Goal71
Substitution83
11
LockhartDarren Lockhart

Substitutes

1
WilliamsSteven Williams (GK)
19
MannusIan Mannus (GK)
12
FitzpatrickGlenn Fitzpatrick
Substitution83
12
KeeganKevin Keegan
Substitution46
Substitution88
6
CrawfordJim Crawford
Substitution73
Yellow Card76
14
ParkhouseStep Parkhouse
Substitution65
15
MooreAlan Moore
15
TolanJody Tolan
17
RyanBobby Ryan
16
SimpsonPhilip Simpson
18
NdoJoseph Ndo
17
McGibbonPatrick McGibbon
21
O'NeillGary O'Neill
Substitution83
18
MelaughGavin Melaugh
Substitution88

Coach

Pat Fenlon (IRL) Robert Coyle (NIR)

Referee

Peter Sippel (GER)

Assistant referees

Marc Seemann (GER), Detlef Scheppe (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

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