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24.09.2015 at 17:00 Eerikkilä-Areena, Tammela Attendance:
Finland 0 - 1 Rep of Ireland
Referee: Milan Ilić (Serbia) EC Qualifying Round-match

None Jayson Molumby (22)
Opening squads
Daniel Mc Kenna
Mark Travers
Declan Rice
Lukas Browning
Lee O Connor
Tyreke Wilson
Canice Carroll
Michael Cregan
James Finnerty
Stephen Mallon
Jayson Molumby
Töyräs (GK)
Tuure Mäntynen
Joona Rahikka
Leevi Lundell
Niklas Jokelainen
Antti Ulmanen
Nikolas Saira
Paul Martin
Dara O Shea
Kian Flanagan
Callum Nicell
Aidan Keena
Luke Kiely
Glen Mc Auley
Mäntynen for Heinolainen 63 mins,
Saira for Mohamed 63 mins,
Jokelainen for Eremenko 71 mins,
Glen Mc Auley -> Michael Cregan (51)
Kian Flanagan -> Lukas Browning (72)
Yellow cards
Voutilainen 48 mins Glen Mc Auley (81)
Red cards
None None.
Other statistics
0 Shots 0
0 Shots on goal 0
0 Offsides 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Free kicks 0
0 Penalties 0
Match report
Tom Mohan's side produced a disciplined and controlled performance and took the three points thanks a brilliant first half goal from Jayson Molumby.

After a solid start captain Molumby made a spectacular and decisive intervention in the 22nd minute. The Brighton midfielder curled to the roof of the Finnish net after a cross from Tyreke Wilson was only half-cleared to the edge of the box where Molumby was well-placed to collect and fire home.

Another impressive move saw Ireland progress down the left and the ball was worked back for Molumby to fire narrowly over from just outside the box in the 34th minute. Canice Carroll also fired over with a shot from distance three minutes later.

Eight minutes into the second half good Irish build up led to a chance that saw Daniel McKenna gain possession at the edge of the box and he was unlucky to send his curled effort narrowly wide across goal.

It was Molumby again threatening in the 63rd minute when he connected with a cut-back from Glen McAuley to strike at goal from 20 yards out but home keeper Johannes Luukkanen made a solid save.

Home attacker Saku Ylätupa produced a dangerous strike in the 66th minute but it whistled past Mark Travers' left upright.

Two minutes later McKenna had another long distance effort saved by the keeper then Finland went down the other end and produced a strike from Valtteri Vesiaho that skidded narrowly wide of the right post.

Stephen Mallon had a chance to extend Ireland\'s lead in the 73rd minute after good work by McAuley but his low strike was comfortably dealt with by the Finnish keeper.

Substitute Kian Flanagan made a brilliant burst in from the left in injury-time but was unlucky to fire into the side-netting.

With the Irish continuing to defend resolutely the final whistle blew not long afterwards and now Mohan's side can focus on their next fixture against Malta on Saturday. Malta lost 5-1 to Sweden earlier today.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Travers, McKenna, Wilson, Carroll, Finnerty, Rice, Molumby, O'Connor, Mallon, Browning (Flanagan 72 ), Cregan (McAuley 51).

FINLAND: Luukkanen, Heinolainen (Mäntynen 63), Montola, Voutilainen, Vesiaho, Hyökyvirta, Eremenko (Jokelainen 71), Mohamed (Saira 63), Ylätupa, Stavitski, Kurki.



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