Shels tornado five-points clear in First Department

League of Ireland First Department

Shelbourne 3 UCD 1

Ryan Brennan was Shelbourne’s matchwinner for the 3rd video game on the bounce as his first-half double helped the Reds open up a five-point lead at the top of the First Division.

The Drogheda guy made it 5 objectives in his last 4 games after John Ross Wilson headed house his 2nd goal in as numerous video games to put the residence side in front.

UCD looked to be heading into the sheds at half time with the deficit halved following a great finish from Harvey O’Brien, yet Brennan bravely headed house the 3rd as injury time came close to.

The Students overdid the stress in the second half as they looked for a path back right into the video game however they failed to difficulty a well-organised Shels side that were content to use the counter.

“We spoke about that carrot this week. You can extend that lead at the top and also any type of gap you can put in between the groups listed below you is amazing,” Shels boss Ian Morris told the Dublin Gazette.

“I thought the way the boys approached the game tonight, as well as implemented it also, they were actually, actually excellent. Even lads that really did not play were actually great behind the scenes tonight.”

The Reds manager hailed his side’s fitness degrees against a UCD side that dominated the sphere for extended periods but couldn’t appear a relentless press led by the evergreen Brennan.

“Ryan Brennan offered a little bit of a hand up after 70 mins and we simply maintained telling him ‘five minutes’ for around 20 mins.

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