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Shamrock's Turner prises spoils from Flora

Published: Tuesday 12 July 2011, 23.20CET
Shamrock Rovers FC 1-0 FC Flora Tallinn
Chris Turner's first-half goal, a minute after Valeri Minkenen's missed penalty, earned Shamrock Rovers the rub of the green in Dublin.
by Javier Aja
from Tallaght Stadium
Shamrock's Turner prises spoils from Flora
Shamrock Rovers celebrate Chris Turner's goal against Flora ©Sportsfile

Match statistics

Shamrock RoversFlora

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
1
Attempts off target5
 
3
Corners7
 
3
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed6
 
7
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 12 July 2011, 23.20CET

Shamrock's Turner prises spoils from Flora

Shamrock Rovers FC 1-0 FC Flora Tallinn
Chris Turner's first-half goal, a minute after Valeri Minkenen's missed penalty, earned Shamrock Rovers the rub of the green in Dublin.

Shamrock Rovers FC will travel to Estonia next week with a 1-0 advantage after overcoming Estonian champions FC Flora Tallinn in Dublin.

Chris Turner's first-half goal separates the two teams but the result could have been very different had Flora not missed a penalty a minute earlier. Goalkeeper Alan Mannus proved the home side's other hero, saving Valeri Minkenen's spot kick on 33 minutes.

There had been little goalmouth action up until that point, with the exception of Ronan Finn's fierce long shot, which brought a wonderful save out of Stanislav Pedõk. Thereafter there was little to choose between the two sides until Craig Sives upended Markus Jürgenson in the penalty area.

Minkenen took the responsibility but was second-guessed by Mannus, who thwarted him with a fine stop. To compound matters for the visitors Michael O'Neill's charges took the lead from their very next attack, as Flora's defence failed to deal with Finn's cross and Turner drove in the loose ball.

Turner might have added to his tally before half-time but could only put Billy Dennehy's corner over the bar, while Minkenen was frustrated again by Mannus on the stroke of half-time.

Although Shamrock enjoyed by far the better of the second half with Gary Twigg, Dean Kelly and Gary McCabe – with a last-gasp free-kick – spurning opportunities to put a more flattering gloss on the scoreline, the hosts were grateful Sergei Mošnikov also fluffed his lines five minutes from time.

Last updated: 13/07/11 0.31CET

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Lineups

shamrock rovers

Shamrock Rovers

flora

Flora

1
MannusAlan Mannus (GK)
1
PrinsStanislav Prins (GK)
2
SullivanPat Sullivan
9
AllikuRauno Alliku
Substitution71
3
StevensEnda Stevens
10
MošnikovSergei Mošnikov
4
SivesCraig Sives
11
LutsSiim Luts
8
O'DonnellStephen O'Donnell
Substitution83
14
Henri AnierHenri Anier
Substitution88
9
TwiggGary Twigg (C)
16
JürgensonMarkus Jürgenson
14
KellyDean Kelly
Substitution76
19
KamsGert Kams
17
OmanKen Oman
22
BaranovNikita Baranov
18
TurnerChris Turner
Yellow Card3
Goal34
Substitution71
24
PalatuKarl Palatu (C)
20
DennehyBilly Dennehy
41
MinkenenValeri Minkenen
Penalty33
21
FinnRonan Finn
49
BeglarishviliZakaria Beglarishvili
Substitution46

Substitutes

16
ThompsonRyan Thompson (GK)
21
OrglaAiko Orgla (GK)
5
MurrayDan Murray
4
JahhimovitšAleksei Jahhimovitš
6
RiceStephen Rice
5
PeitreMeelis Peitre
7
McCabeGary McCabe
Substitution76
7
HerremGeir Herrem
Substitution46
11
KilduffCiaran Kilduff
8
AnierHannes Anier
Substitution88
19
O'NeillGary O'Neill
Substitution83
18
MašitševNikolai Mašitšev
Substitution71
22
McCormackConor McCormack
Substitution71
25
FrolovAndre Frolov

Coach

Michael O'Neill (NIR) Martin Reim (EST)

Referee

Jakob Kehlet (DEN)

Assistant referees

Niels Hoeg (DEN), Heine Sørensen (DEN)

Fourth official

Michael Johansen (DEN)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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