Shels add to Dundalk's woes
Soccer:Dundalk’s financial misery was compounded on the pitch this evening when they slumped to a 4-0 Airtricity League Premier Division defeat to Shelbourne at Tolka Park.
Seán McCaffrey’s side went behind to Philly Gorman’s first of two after 30 minutes when he headed home following Peter Cherrie’s save from Philly Hughes.
Gorman doubled the lead with a fine header in the 52nd minute, this time from Gareth Mathews’s cross after the full-back burst forward.
Kevin Dawson got the third 11 minutes later when he beat Cherrie at the near post after latching on to Gorman’s throughball. The rout was rounded off shortly afterwards when Dawson’s scuffed shot was deflected in by the unfortunate Ben McLaughlin.
Derry Cityclosed the gap on Shamrock Rovers in fourth to one point with a 1-0 win over UCDin Belfield.
The Candystripes ended the game with 10 men after Simon Madden saw yellow twice but Stephen McLaughlin’s 32nd minute opener, after Owen Morrison’s ball, was enough to secure the points.
Robbie Benson had the ball in the net for the Students four minutes from time, but he was flagged offside.
In the First Division, Peter White and Dylan Mernagh were on target as Waterford Unitedafter Denis Behan gave Limerick FCan early lead at Regional Sports Centre.