Cobh Wanderers Football Club

Timmy O’ Shea’s wonder strike fails to inspire a Junior comeback


Result: Everton 4-1 Cobh Wanderers

Wanderers bowed out of the Super Cup at the first hurdle when they failed to recover from conceding three goals, while playing up the hill on a very heavy pitch, in the first half hour of this contest. Wanderers had a great chance to get back into the game before half-time but Farrell O’ Connor failed to convert from the spot on 43 minutes after Keith O’ Flynn was fouled in the area. Wanderers fell behind when Bucks failed to gather a through ball and the striker nipped in to score. Keith had two great opportunities to equalize but drove his first effort wide and the keeper tipped his second attempt over the bar. Everton went up the other end and a pass inside the area looked to pick out a player who looked offside but was allowed a simple finish.

A straight ball through the middle on 27 minutes caught Brady for pace and the Everton player rounded the keeper for an easy finish. For all the poor quality of the Everton goals it was Wanderers who came up with the goal of the game after 50 minutes. A corner from the right was easily cleared but the ball dropped to Timmy O’ Shea who hit an unstoppable drive just inside the post from 20 yards. Wanderers’ play improved in the second half but they failed to add to the O’ Shea strike and Everton wrapped up the scoring in the last minute of normal time.

Team: Dave Buckley (Ryan Scanlon 30 inj), Will O’ Hanlon, Farrell O’ Connor, Timmy O’ Shea, Pa Brady, Dave Walsh (Andy Hogan 62), Damien Brady, Ian Murphy, Dave Cummins (Jamie Britton 62), Keith O’ Flynn, Cormac Downing.

Scorer: Timmy O’ Shea 50mins. Everton: 7, 14, 27 & 89.