Rovers take last-minute win over St Pa­trick’s

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

Dan Carr scored a stop­page time win­ner to break St Pa­trick’s Ath­letic’s re­sis­tance at Rich­mond Park.

Bren­dan Clarke looked to have frus­trated Shamrock Rovers with three bril­liant late saves in this Dublin derby by the Ca­mac.

But with the watch a minute into added time by Lat­vian ref­eree Mareks Kere, sub­sti­tute Bran­don Ka­vanagh’s cross from the right was met by the un­marked Carr who headed to the net.

The win con­sol­i­dates third place for Rovers as they move three points ahead of Water­ford who visit Tal­laght Sta­dium next Fri­day.

St Pat’s edged the chances in a tight first half with Kevin Toner twice com­ing close to giv­ing the man­ager­less Inchicore side the lead with head­ers.

Rovers upped their tempo on the re­sump­tion with Jamie Lennon twice com­ing to St Pat’s res­cue with blocks on ef­forts from Joel Cous­train and Gary Shaw.

The best was to come from the St Pat’s keeper four min­utes from time. Cous­train and Carr set up Bran­don Ka­vanagh whose drive was bril­liantly pushed away at full stretch by Clarke, be­fore Carr found a way past him.

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