Shels picked up another three points at Tolka Park on Friday evening following a 3-0 win over nine-man Galway United.
The first half was a cagey affair with both sides struggling to create many clear cut chances. However, the second half was pulsating with Conor Barry almost giving Galway the lead three minutes in, only to be denied low by Colin McCabe. Shels punished them two minutes later when Ryan Brennan's effort was blocked, only to get deflected back into his path. He made no mistake second time around, firing into the top corner from 18 yards.
Things went from bad to worse for Galway with three minutes of madness starting in the 63rd minute when Dara Costello saw a straight red for something he said to the referee. Just three minutes later and the visitors were down to nine men after Stephen Walsh, already on a yellow for petulantly slamming the ball to the ground, picked up his second booking following a late challenge on Aidan Friel.
That effectively ended the game but there was still time for Ciaran Kilduff to slot home Alex O'Hanlon's through ball five minutes from time, before Oscar Brennan found the bottom corner from 30 yards with the last kick of the game.
(Report courtesy of Karl Graham and sseairtricityleague.ie)
Shelbourne: Colin McCabe, Derek Prendergast, Lorcan Fitzgerald, Oscar Brennan, Karl Moore (Ciarán Kilduff 61'), Daniel McKenna, James English (Dayle Rooney 83'), Ryan Brennan, Alex O'Hanlon, Luke Byrne, Aidan Friel.
Subs not used: Dean Delany, Darragh Noone, Sean Quinn, Flavie Marku, Daniel Byrne
Galway Utd: Kevin Horgan, Chris Horgan, Marc Ludden, Stephen Walsh, Conor Melody, Vinny Faherty (Mark Hannon 71'), Conor Barry, Cian Murphy, Wilson Waweru (Shane Doherty , Joe Collins (Maurice Nugent 71'), Dara Costello.
Subs not used: Adam Rooney, Colin Kelly, Ivan Gamarra, Shane Doherty, James Tierney.