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  SSE Airtricity League - Jackman Park - Saturday 25th April 2015
Limerick FC 
(1) 1
: 1 (0)
 Rovers
   Duggan 13'           Miele 87'
photos   Match Photographs here 
 
Hoops Line-Out
1 Craig Hyland  
17
Simon Madden  
5 David O'Connor  
4 Conor Kenna  
3
Luke Byrne  
16 Pat Cregg  
18 Keith Fahey  
8 Ryan Brennan  
15 Gavin Brennan  
10 Sean O'Connor  
21 Michael Drennan  
 
Substitutes
9 Danny North for Sean O'Connor 61'
 
20 Brandon Miele for Cregg 61'  
11
Kieran Waters  
37 Stephen McPhail  
7
Gary McCabe  
3
Tim Clancy  
1 Barry Murphy  
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Miele

Brandon Miele

The Hoops had to rely on a late equaliser from substitute Brandon Miele to take a point from Jackman Park after the home side had taken an early lead through Shane Duggan. Rovers had a lot of possession but fell short in front of goal until Miele's late strike.

Although the game started at a low tempo it was the Hoops that took early control of possession and they created a number of openings the best of which came on 11 minutes when Michael Drennan crossed to the back post and Ryan Brennan saw his goal bound header pushed around the post by ‘keeper O’Donnell.

ball[GOAL 1:0 - 13th min.] – Shane Duggan

Limerick took the lead with their first attack when Shane Duggan exposed a gap in the Hoops defence to break into the box and shoot past Craig Hyland and into the net off the inside of the right-hand post .

On 21 minutes a dipping cross from Drennan almost caught out the Limerick ‘keeper but he did well to hold on to the ball. On 33 minutes a Fahey free-kick was well defended by Faherty for a corner. Sean O’Connor’s delivery was then headed over the bar by Luke Byrne.

Limerick had a chance to extend their lead on 35 minutes when Ian Turner beat Luke Byrne to cross for the unmarked Clarke to head wide from a good position.

Keith Fahey’s pass picked out Drennan on the left-hand side of the box but he could only shoot across goal. Rovers should have equalised just before the break. Drennan fed Byrne down the left and his cross into the box was flicked on by Sean O’Connor and he found Keith Fahey in space at the back post but he volleyed wide in front of goal.

The Hoops continued to dominate possession in the second-half and Sean O’Connor’s header on 58 minutes forced a save from O’Donnell. On the hour Ryan Brennan did find the net with a glancing header but he was ruled offside.

A Simon Madden cross on 62 minutes found Gavin Brennan at the back post but his shot crashed off the crossbar. The on 70 minutes substitute Brandon Miele saw his free-kick from just outside the box also hit O’Donnell’s crossbar.

As the game entered the final ten minutes the Hoops increased the pressure and Ryan Brennan saw his header in front of goal blocked and when ‘keeper O’Donnell failed to clear a cross Brandon Miels’s goal bound shot was blocked by a defender.

ball[GOAL 1:1 - 87th min.] – Brandon Miele

Rovers finally got their reward when Danny North teed-up his fellow substitute Brandon Miele on the right-hand side of the box and he coolly slotted the ball past the advancing ‘keeper.

Rovers applied more pressure in the remaining minutes including two corners and when Madden almost picked out Drennan’s run into the box the ‘keeper cleared only as far as Gavin Brennan but he couldn’t make the vital connection.

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4 Bohemian FC 14 25
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