Match Info

Date: 16/03/2018
Kick-Off: 8:00pm
Competition: League
Venue: Tallaght Stadium

Officials

Referee: Derek Tomney
Assistants: Wayne McDonnell and Darragh Keegan
Fourth Official: Tomas Connolly

Shamrock Rovers vs St Patrick's Athletic

Kevin Toner put through his own net as Shamrock Rovers ran out deserved 1-0 winners over lacklustre St Patrick's Athletic at Tallaght Stadium on Friday night.

The Hoops dominated from start to finish but lacked the cutting edge that former Aston Villa centre-half Toner applied 12 minutes from the end as he turned the ball past his own keeper.

It was rough justice on the defender, who had stood up manfully to a barrage of Rovers pressure for the previous 82 minutes, but the hosts were full value for their derby win.

The opening period matched the pensive mood around the stadium early on with both sides having spells on the ball without causing the other undue worry.

Trevor Clarke – up against his former teammate Simon Madden for the first time – created the first half-chance with a deep cross but it was too high for Dan Carr and Brandon Miele to connect with.

The first shot on target came courtesy of Owen Garvan, the former Crystal Palace midfielder spinning a cross-shot on goal that Tomer Chencinski did well to claw away.

The Canada international was making his first appearance of the season after losing out to Kevin Horgan for the opening five games but was rarely tested by a conservative Pat's side.

Clarke turned Madden inside out again before firing in a cross that Miele could have done a little better with, though it was tall ask for his to steer his header on goal with the pace on the ball.

Graham Burke was showing some deft touches in midfield for the Hoops but his first attempt on goal proved no trouble for Barry Murphy, who saved comfortably.

Christy Fagan had a quiet first half in the lone striker role, his one shooting opportunity an ambitious one from outside the box that lacked the power or direction to test Chencinski.

Better was Garvan's cross from the left to pick out the in-rushing Conan Byrne but the winger was sufficiently put off by Clarke that his header popped up nicely for Chencinski to claim.

Rovers proved wasteful too, and one chance went abegging on the hour as Miele and Carr both scuffed efforts before Burke curled a low shot millimetres past the post.

Sean Kavanagh went even closer shortly after when he was teed up by Ethan Boyle's centre, but his first-time effort skewed just outside the top corner with Murphy beaten.

The goal finally came with 12 minutes remaining, and it was appropriately scruffy, Toner inadvertently stabbing the ball past his own keeper in dealing with a right-wing cross.

Rovers pushed on to make certain of the points and gave Pat's another scare as Ronan Finn's shot skidded up off the turf and back off Murphy's chest, but Kavanagh couldn't reach the rebound.

Former Hoop James Doona was an unpopular introduction with the home fans as Pat's looked to force the game, but Rovers closed out the final moments without issue.

© rte.ie


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 16th 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 2nd 2017LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 2nd 2016LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 8th 2016LeagueCupShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
March, 18th 2016LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 7th 2015LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 3rd 2015LeagueCupShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 6th 2015LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 23rd 2014ChampionsLeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Legia Warszawa5REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 14th 2018Under15CupSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City0REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 3rd 2018Under15CupShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
September, 28th 2018LeinsterSnrCupShelbourne1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 22nd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
September, 4th 2018Under19CupSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians2REPORT
September, 3rd 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 3rd 2018Under15CupShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
May, 22nd 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 4th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
March, 16th 2018LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers0REPORT
June, 2nd 2017LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 25th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
September, 2nd 2016LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 8th 2016LeagueCupShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 22nd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 31st 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Waterford0REPORT
August, 19th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 3rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers0REPORT
July, 27th 2018LeagueDerry City2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 20th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Limerick1REPORT