Rovers take last-minute win over St Patrick’s
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.