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Date Time League Season
18 April 2022 5:00 pm Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Redmond bags late winner for Pat’s

St. Patrick’s Athletic left it late to beat UCD thanks to a 90th minute Joe Redmond winner that saw the game end 2-1. 

The home side went ahead after 70 minutes when Colm Whelan tapped in from close range. The visitors fought back and when Eoin Doyle had a penalty saved five minutes later, substitute Ben McCormack was on hand to equalise, firing the ball into the far corner.  

The Saints dominated possession in the first half but failed to create anything clear cut. Their best chance came when Ian Bermingham sent in a hopeful ball that saw UCD goalkeeper Kian Moore caught in no man’s land but, Tunde Owolabi heading just wide.  

UCD battled hard and grew into the game as the half wore on. Adam Verdon and Sean Brennan picked up yellow cards and Brennan could’ve walked minutes later when he brought down Mark Doyle but, the referee let him away with a stern warning.   

The second half produced most of the same content as the first. St. Pat’s huffed and puffed but struggled to create anything clear cut. UCD looked threatening on the break when they brought on Liam Kerrigan and Dylan Duffy and will be looking to take that same type of performance into their next match. 

Both sides made a rake of changes following their defeats last Friday night. Kian Moore, Lennon Gill, Luke Boore, Eoin Farrell, and Adam Verdon all returned for UCD while Jack Scott, Ronan Coughlan, Tunde Owolabi, Mark Doyle, and captain Ian Bermingham came in for the Saints.  

The much needed three points sees the men from Inchicore stay in third whilst for UCD, they are still awaiting their first win of the season as they sit bottom of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.  

UCD travel to Derry on Friday evening while St. Pat’s entertain Finn Harps at Richmond Park.

  • 90'

    Full-time 2-1 to St. Pat's.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of additional time.

  • 90'

    Joe Redmond wins the game in the 90th minute for the away side thanks to a Joe Redmond goal from a corner.

  • 85'

    UCD waste two big chances. First through Duffy caused by a bad touch and secondly through Kerrigan who tried to beat Bermingham but was well defended.

  • 80'

    John Ryan is the third UCD player to go into the referees book. UCD win a corner but it comes to nothing. Pats go down the other end and a mix up by the UCD keeper and defender sees Billy King have a strike deflected off the bar. The corner comes to nothing. Ronan Coughlan is replaced by Adam O'Reilly.

  • 75'

    What a minute of madness. St. Pats win a penalty kick but Kian Moore saves from Eoin Doyle. The ball falls to substitute Ben McCormack who controls it and finishes it into the far corner. That may have been his first and second touch.

  • 70'

    Jason McClelland is replaced by Ben McCormack for Pats. John Ryan comes on for Evan Farrell for UCD.

  • 70'

    Goal for the home side against the run of play. Com Whelan picks up the ball and plays it out to Dylan Duffy whose strike is palmed right into the path of Whelan who reacts quickest to tap it in. 1-0 UCD.

  • 65'

    A double change for the visitors sees Billy King and Eoin Doyle come on for Darragh Burns and Billy King. UCD make their fifth change with Evan Caffrey coming off for Mark Dignam.

  • 60'

    The first decent bit of passing and moving from Pats results in a corner. McClelland delivers again but Sam Todd has been a magnet corners and clears. Pats work it back out to Burns who delivers but Owolabi heads over.

  • 55'

    A third change for the hosts sees Dylan Duffy come on for Lennon Gill.

  • 50'

    A spell of possession in and around the UCD area sees Mark Doyle win a free. It comes to nothing but they retain the ball to win a corner. A failed short corner caused by a mix up in communication sums up Pats so far. Darragh Burns has a shot inside the six yard area blocked and is collected by Moore.

  • 45'

    UCD get the second half underway. Two changesw for the hosts that sees Liam Kerrigan and Donal Higgins come on for Sean Brennan and Adam Verdon.

  • Half-time 0-0.

  • 45'

    Sean Brennan picks up the second yellow of the game. The resulting free-kick sees goalkeeper Kian Moore caught in no-mans land and Owalabi heads just wide.

  • 40'

    Mark Doyle collects the ball thirty-five yards out but like Burns, drags his shot wide. Adam Verdon picks up the first booking of the game for a foul on Ronan Coughlan.

  • 35'

    A good cross from Ian Bermingham can't be met by the oncoming Burns. Verdon gets pinched by Burns in the UCD half who cuts inside but drags his shot wide. St. Pats looking to turn the screw here. A consecutive corner for the visitors is marshalled well by the UCD defence.

  • 30'

    Mark Doyle collects a scuffed clearance from Kian Moore and wins a corner. McClelland delivers but it is headered away. A slip from Darragh Burns allows UCD to work the ball well down the left side resulting in a corner. Verdon delivers but is well cleared by the Saints.

  • 25'

    Pat's win the first corner of the game. Grivosti meets it but the header goes over the bar. Both sides with some slack passing throughout the opening 25 minutes.

  • 20'

    Better from the home side. Farrell collects the ball down the right hand side and cuts it back to Whelan but Redmond does well to block the shot. Redmond is then deemed to have fouled Colm Whelan 25 yards or so outside the box which seems a dubious decision. The resulting free-kick goes safely wide.

  • 15'

    Nothing to report on in the last five minutes.

  • 10'

    The away side haven't got their passing game started yet. A slack pass from McClelland comes to nothing for UCD. No chances for either side so far.

  • 5'

    St. Pats looking to dominate play early on but haven't created anything yet.

  • 1'

    St Pat's get us underway shooting from right to left in this first half.

  • Good evening and welcome to the Bowl for UCD vs St. Patrick's Athletic in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. Just the five changes for both sides. For UCD, Kian Moore comes in for his full debut, alongside Lennon Gill making his first senior start. Luke Boore, Eoin Farrell, and Adam Verdon all return to the starting line-up as well. For St. Pats, Jack Scott, Ronan Coughlan, Tunde Owolabi, Mark Doyle, and captain Ian Bermingham all return.

UCD AFC

16Kian Moore Goalkeeper
2Michael Gallagher Defender
3Evan Osam Defender
5Luke Boore Defender
22Sam Todd Defender
19Lennon Gill 11 Forward
23Adam Verdon 18 Midfielder 40'
21Sean Brennan 7 Midfielder 45'
9Evan Caffrey 26 Forward
10Colm Whelan Forward 70'
14Eoin Farrell Forward
1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
7Liam Kerrigan 21 Midfielder
30Alex Nolan Midfielder
18Donal Higgins 23 Midfielder
8Mark Dignam Defender
11Dylan Duffy 19 Midfielder
12Adam Lennon Midfielder
4Ryan Bowden Defender
26John Ryan 9 Midfielder 80'

St. Pat's Ath.

1Joseph Anang Goalkeeper
2Jack Scott Defender
20Joe Redmond Defender 90'
5Tom Grivosti Defender
3Ian Bermingham Defender
8Chris Forrester Midfielder
10Ronan Coughlan 15 Forward
11Jason McClelland 8 Forward
14Mark Doyle Forward
45Babatunde Owolabi 9 Forward
17Darragh Burns 18 Forward
18Ben McCormack 17 Midfielder 75'
3Anto Breslin Defender
8Adam O’Reilly 11 Midfielder
15Billy King 10 Forward
20James Abankwah Defender
9Eoin Doyle 45 Forward
22Sam Curtis Defender
23David Odumosu Goalkeeper
31Kian Corbally Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 6)
2 - 0
Premier Division
Richmond Park

St. Patrick’s Athletic v UCD AFC

5 - 4
eLOI Group C
Online Event

UCD AFC v St. Patrick's Athletic

Officials

RefereeAssistantsFourth Official
Damien MacGraithMichelle O’Neill
Trevor Cotter
Ben Connolly

Ground

UCD Bowl
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Final year Journalism student in DCU. St. Pats reporter. Celtic supporter.