Match Info

Date: 28/06/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: The UCD Bowl

Officials

Referee: Raymond Matthews
Assistants: Rafal Pieper and Shane O'Brien
Fourth Official: Derek Michael Tomney

UCD vs St Patrick's Athletic

Kevin Toner's first half winner stretched St Patrick's Athletic unbeaten run to four games as they dominated this SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash at the UCD Bowl.

A tenth straight league defeat, in which they've managed just one goal, means UCD drop to the foot of the table.

With key men Gary O'Neill and Neil Farrugia, having moved to Shamrock Rovers during the week, UCD boss Collie O'Neill gave a first team debut to under-19s midfielder Aaron McGrath while naming just four players on the bench.

St Patrick's boss Harry Kenny rewarded Jake Walker for his winner against Finn Harps last time out with his first league start of the season.

And 20-year-old Walker was in the thick of the early action when having a shock deflected out for a corner before heading over from skipper Ian Bermingham's cross as St Pat's started on the front foot.

College goalkeeper Conor Kearns was then worked for the first time on 15 minutes when holding Simon Madden's stinging volley from a narrow angle.

Conor Davis, another UCD player expected to move on in the July window, registered the home side's first threat five minutes later, his strike from distance scarcely troubling Brendan Clarke in the St Pat's goal.

The majority of the play was at the other end, though, and St Pat's inevitably took the lead on the half hour from their fifth corner of the night.

Mikey Drennan hooked a superb delivery off his left foot to the back spot where defender Toner arrived to power a bullet header past Kearns for his third goal of the season.

Kearns prevented Bermingham doubling Saints' lead within seven minutes, batting the left-back's crisp drive over the top after Jamie Lennon picked out his run.

Lennon then surged through the middle to strike a low shot into Kearns' side-netting as the one-way traffic continued.

A minute before the interval, the move of the half failed to get its reward as Walker blazed over the bar from Drennan's pullback after the impressive Lennon's sublime pass put the striker in behind.

Drennan, twice, and Forrester had chances before the hour mark as St Pat's dominance was maintained into the second half.

Despite fighting a rearguard action, however, UCD remained in the game with Davis again getting a sniff of goal on 62 minute, volleying his shot at Clarke when he might have equalised.

St Pat's remained well on top, but just couldn't find a second goal.

Substitute Darragh Markey got through on goal four minutes from time but was thwarted by UCD captain Liam Scales' terrific block-tackle.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 22nd 2012LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 3rd 2011LeagueUCD2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 30th 2011LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 29th 2019LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 15th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD2REPORT
May, 16th 2014LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 14th 2014LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3UCD2REPORT
October, 4th 2013LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
June, 1st 2013FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic4UCD0REPORT
May, 28th 2013LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5UCD0REPORT
April, 12th 2013LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT