Report: Dundalk 2-1 UCD

November 8, 2018

Quick-fire second-half headers from captain Chris Shields and Shane O’Neill gave Dundalk their first win of the season as they defeated UCD 2-1 at Oriel Park on Friday night.

Both sides had chances in the first half, as Stephen McDonnell saw his shot come back off the crossbar and Michael Rafter’s shot was pushed wide, while Chris Mulhall’s effort and Daniel Ledwith’s free-kick were stopped by Peter Cherrie.

But the Lilywhites were in front on 51 minutes when Shields headed in, and O’Neill did likewise shortly after.

UCD were back in it on 68 minutes when Graham Rusk converted a penalty, but late pressure from the Students could not force a leveller.

Full report here.