Shelbourne welcome league leaders Sligo Rovers to Tolka Park on Friday for their game in round 23 of the Premier Division of the Airtricity League. Kick-off at Tolka Park is 8pm.
UCD defeated Shelbourne in last week’s fixture, with the Reds succumbing to yet another late late goal, scored by Paul Corry in the 88th minute. Philly Hughes had, just six minutes earlier, equalised UCD’s opening goal, scored by David McMillan four minutes before half-time.
Ian Baraclough’s Sligo Rovers will be paying their second visit to the capital in five days, having drawn 1-1 with last year’s league winners, Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium on Monday night.
Earlier in the season, Sligo Rovers completely dominated their home fixture with Friday’s opponents, coming out clear winners by a score of 3-0, with goals from Danny North (2) and Pascal Millien. Sligo’s last visit to Tolka Park told a different story, however, when it took a goal scored by Alan Keane, in the 94th minute, to draw the game, Philly Hughes having put the Dublin Reds ahead on 42 minutes.
Once again this week, Shelbourne report that they’re clear of injuries and with no suspensions, manager Alan Mathews will have a full squad to select from.
Form (last ten competitive games)
W W L L L W W L D L
Goal Scorers (Competitive 2012)
Philly Hughes 11 (3 LSC)
Philly Gorman 7 (1 LSC, 1 FAI Cup)
Conan Byrne 4 (3 LSC)
Paddy Kavanagh 3
David Cassidy 3 (1 EAS Cup)
Paul Byrne 2 (1 LSC)
Brendan McGill 1
Glenn Cronin 1
Barry Clancy 1 (1 FAI Cup)
Kevin Dawson 1
Own Goal 2 (1 EAS Cup)
May 18, 2012 Sligo Rovers 3 - 0 Shelbourne
Mar 02, 2012 Shelbourne 1 - 1 Sligo Rovers (Shels Scorer - Hughes)
Nov 06, 2011 Shelbourne 1 - 1 Sligo Rovers (FAI Cup Final) (Shels Scorer - Hughes )
(Sligo won on penalties after extra time)
Jun 27, 2011 Shelbourne 1 - 2 Sligo Rovers (EA Cup Rnd 3) (Shels Scorer - Cassidy )
Nov 07, 2006 Sligo Rovers 0 - 2 Shelbourne (Shels Scorers - Stuart Byrne,Adam Hughes og )
Jul 28,2006 Shelbourne 3- 0 Sligo Rovers (Shels Scorers - Ollie Cahill, Jason Byrne 2 )
Apr 22,2006 Sligo Rovers 1 - 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer - Gary O'Neill )
Last Ten Competitive Fixtures
Aug 10 , 2012 Shelbourne 1 - 2 UCD (Shels Scorer - Hughes)
Jul 27 , 2012 Cork City 0 - 0 Cork City
Jul 20 , 2012 Shelbourne 1 - 2 Drogheda United (Shels Scorer - C. Byrne)
Jul 13 , 2012 Bray Wanderers 2 - 3 Shelbourne (Shels Scorers - Cassidy, Gorman, Kavanagh)
Jul 06 , 2012 Shelbourne 4 - 0 Dundalk (Shels Scorers - Gorman 2, Dawson, McLaughlin [OG])
Jul 02 , 2012 Shelbourne 2 - 4 Shamrock Rovers (LSC) (Shels Scorers - Hughes, Gorman )
Jun 29 , 2012 St. Patricks Athletic 1 - 0 Shelbourne
Jun 21 , 2012 Shelbourne 2 - 3 Shamrock Rovers (Shels Scorers - P.Byrne, Hughes )
Jun 01, 2012 Derry City 0 - 1 Shelbourne (Shels Scorer - Hughes)
May 28, 2012 Shelbourne 1 - 1 Bray Wanderers (FAI Cup replay) (Shels Scorer - Gorman)