Dean Kelly bags two as Bandon are turned over at Tolka Park

Non-league side find the going too much against Shelbourne


Dean Kelly scored twice to put non-league Bandon to the sword at Tolka Park as Shelbourne eased into the third round. The writing was on the wall early for Bandon as Shelbourne took the lead on 21 minutes. It stemmed from yet another ball in from the right, this time by Seán Brennan, and Kelly made no mistake to find the net with a header.

Goalkeeper Brendan Hurley parried away a fierce drive from Hanlon while Kelly’s looping header bounced over off the bar as Bandon survived conceding further before the interval.

A shocking miss on 58 minutes kept the score at 1-0 as Philly Hughes somehow blasted over the bar when it looked easier to score. Hughes made amends two minutes later, neatly setting up Kelly to side-foot home Shelbourne’s second. Kelly might have got his hat-trick on 73 minutes but his thumping shot from distance was bravely deflected over the bar by Bandon captain Sean Holland.

Bandon almost snatched a little glory on 79 minutes when Keith Holden’s angled drive brought the save of the game from Ger Hanley. But Shelbourne had the final say as Leech worked a one-two with Kelly to dink home the third goal four minutes from time.

SHELBOURNE: Hanley; Cornwall, Ryan, Gartland, Flynn; Brennan (Tinnelly, 75), Hurley, Bayly, Hanlon; Hughes (Leech, 82), Kelly (Donnelly, 87).
BANDON: Hurley; J. Lynch, B. Lynch (Bradfield, 77), D. Cullen, Barry; Holden, S. Holland, O’Sullivan, Lordan (Shields, 63); R. Holland, B. Cullen (Andepu, 87).
Referee: Robert Harvey (Dublin).
Attendance: 356.