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Unlucky 13 as Galway fall to clinical Pat's

Galway United 0 St Patrick's Athletic 2

Published 22/06/2011 | 05:00

Thirteen was the magic number at Terryland Park as St Patrick's Athletic stretched their unbeaten league run, while Galway United's harrowing sequence of defeats now stretches to that staggering figure.

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Only seven minutes had elapsed when Galway's defence switched off, allowing the pacy Danny North to burst clear.

Galway 'keeper Greg Fleming did make a splendid save, but North reacted promptly to guide the rebound over the line.

The remainder of the first half followed a similar pattern to most of Galway's recent encounters: the opposition dominated as Evan McMillan, Anto Murphy, and Derek Doyle all went close.

Karl Moore, being monitored by Motherwell, offered a drop of skill on the left flank for Galway, who were reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when Steve Feeney was given a harsh second yellow card following a foul on Paul Crowley.

Unsurprisingly the fizz went out of Galway and Pat's added a second on 72 minutes as Stephen Bradley's corner found McMillan, who thundered a header into the net.

Galway United -- Fleming; Eduardo, Preston Kelly, Sinnott, G Kelly; Moore, Ryan (Gavin 72), Curran, Gilmore; Feeney, Caldwell.

St Patrick's Athletic -- Rogers; Harney (Daly 72), E McMillan, Shortall, Carroll; Murphy, McFaul (Crowley 66), Bradley, Doyle; Kavanagh, North (D McMillan 78).

Ref -- D Hancock (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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