Over­seas soc­cer stars in good form

Bray People - - Sport -

IT HAS been a very good week for some of Wick­low’s over­seas soc­cer stars af­ter last week­end’s fix­tures.

Paul McShane scored the open­ing goal of the game of Hull’s 2-2 draw with Premier League leaders Liver­pool at An­field be­fore be­ing taken off mid­way through the first-half with a sus­pected con­cus­sion.

Af­ter his with­drawal the match com­pletely changed as af­ter Bernard Mendy was switched to right-back to cover for the Kilped­der man, Liver­pool fought back with two Steven Ger­rard goals to deny Hull.

Speak­ing about McShane, Hull man­ager Phil Brown said: ‘He got a knock. I don’t know if he was con­cussed when he scored. He couldn’t see and he got booked for the tackle on Steven Ger­rard.

‘For the safety of the game I took him off.’

Else­where, in the Cham­pi­onship, New­town man Paul Hef­fer­nan scored the open­ing goal for Don­caster Rovers in their tie against Ip­swich Town but his side were re­duced to ten men and strug­gled to hold off their op­po­si­tion’s chal­lenge be­fore fel­low Ir­ish­man Alan Lee broke Hef­fer­nan’s heart with a last minute win­ner.

Sh­effield Wed­nes­day’s James O’Con­nor played the full 90 min­utes as his side played out a dis­ap­point­ing 0-0 draw with Bris­tol City.

Not so good for Wick­low’s two other ex­ports, Barry Corr and Dar­ren Ran­dolph of Swin­don Town and Charl­ton Ath­letic re­spec­tively, as Corr is still re­cov­er­ing from a trou­ble­some shoul­der in­jury while Ran­dolph re­mains in limbo af­ter his fall­ing out at loan club Here­ford United.

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