Owen Heary is confident Shelbourne can push for promotion having picked up their first home win of the season.
Shelbourne climbed up to 4th in the SSE Airtricity League First Division as they beat Wexford FC 2-0 at Tolka Park on Friday night.
“It’s a difficult league anyone is capable of beating anyone on the day”, Heary said after the game.
“I didn’t look at the table to be honest over the last couple of weeks, I kept saying they were good performances, we’re playing the top four teams in the league.
“Cobh away, UCD away, Waterford at home and Longford at home, they were tough games for us to start with but I kept saying we’re improving and we’re becoming better as a team.
“I think tonight proved that we dominated the game from start to finish apart from the shot in the first half which whizzed by the post and the penalty incident, I don’t think they had many chances.
Derek Prendergast became the Reds top scorer as he netted in the 42nd minute. The home dominated the early exchanges and should’ve had a hatful before the break.
Adam Evans and James English failed to convert their chances.
Wexford were given a lifeline in the second half when Lee Duffy made the most of minimum contact from Dayle Rooney as he went down in the box.
The resulting penalty was stopped by keeper Dean Delany much to the delight of the 400 Shels fans in attendance at Tolka Park.
Shels sealed the win in the 74th minute when Dayle Rooney thundered a header into the top corner.
It marked Shelbourne’s first home win in the League since September 2016, when they defeated Athlone Town 3-0.