|18 April 2022||5:00 pm||Premier Division||2022|
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.
|24. Adam Verdon||40'|
|21. Sean Brennan||45'|
|10. Colm Whelan||70'|
|75'||18. Ben McCormack|
|26. John Ryan||80'|
|90'||4. Joe Redmond|
|Damien MacGraith||Michelle O’Neill|
|UCD Bowl, Greenfield Park, Greenfield, Roebuck, Clonskeagh-Belfield ED, Dublin, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, County Dublin, Leinster, D04 XT65, Ireland|