Match Info

Date: 05/08/2017
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: The Showgrounds

Officials

Referee: Ben Connolly
Assistants: Darragh Keegan and Shane O'Brien
Fourth Official: Marc Lynch

Sligo Rovers - St Patrick's Athletic

Sligo Rovers fell further into the relegation mire as they could only pick up a point at home to St Patrick's Athletic following an entertaining 1-1 draw at the Showgrounds.

Kyle Callan-McFadden had given Rovers the lead with his maiden goal for the club on 33 but substitute Kurtis Byrne secured what was a deserved point for the Saints 19 minutes from time.

Sligo spurned a golden opportunity to take what would have been a crucial three points with the final act of the game when debutant Vinny Faherty was unable to convert from close range after Pat's net minder Conor O'Malley deflected Benny Igiehon's shot into the path of the Galway man.

The result sees Rovers remain three points off safety, while Pat's move back level on points with Finn Harps, two spots above the drop zone.

It was Pat's who went close first during a thoroughly absorbing first half.

Paul O'Conor, once a Setanta Sports Cup winner with Sligo, tested Micheál Schlingermann with a powerful effort from 25 yards on his debut for the Inchicore side.

Saints' target man Christy Fagan was hugely unfortunate to see his wonderful cushioned volley clip the crossbar on its way over with 20 minutes played.

Sligo gradually settled and began to create chances of their own. Igiehon did well to step in front of his marker but could only head wide from Daniel Kearns' cross at the back post mid-way through the half.

While O'Malley was alert to push Rhys McCabe's bending free-kick to safety two minutes later.

The pressure was on Rovers to take points from this game following Galway's win over Finn Harps which saw the Bit O'Red fall further back in the race for survival.

So the joy was plain to see when the Showgrounds erupted on 33 minutes as the home side hit the lead. Callan-McFadden throwing his body on the line to meet Regan Donelon's corner and send a determined header past the stranded O'Malley.

Rovers boss Ger Lyttle was forced to withdraw debutant Greg Moorhouse early in the second half after the winger sustained a head injury. He was replaced by fellow new boy Jamie McDonagh, who was involved in the game's next opportunity just past the hour mark. The Belfast man threading the ball through to Igiehon whose hesitant effort was easily blocked down by O'Malley.

Conan Byrne saw his vicious effort from 25-yards cannon back off Schlingermann's crossbar at the other end on 69. Just moments before the Dubliners levelled the game.

Kurtis Byrne giving Schlingermann no chance whatsoever as his thunderous effort from the edge of the area ripped its way in to the top corner of the Rovers net.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 10th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 9th 2016LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 24th 2015LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
October, 24th 2014LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
May, 3rd 2014LeagueSligo Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
March, 25th 2014SetantaCupSligo Rovers2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 14th 2013LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
October, 13th 2012LeagueSligo Rovers3St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 27th 2012LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 28th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Shelbourne1REPORT
August, 25th 2017FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic0Galway United2REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 13th 2017FaiCupPortmarnock0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 8th 2017LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Firhouse Clover1REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT
July, 14th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Derry City1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 19th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers1REPORT
March, 10th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 27th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers0REPORT
July, 9th 2016LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 8th 2016LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers1REPORT
October, 23rd 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers2REPORT
July, 24th 2015LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
April, 24th 2015LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Sligo Rovers0REPORT
October, 24th 2014LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 1st 2017LeagueDundalk6St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 18th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Finn Harps0REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 28th 2017LeagueDrogheda United0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers1REPORT
July, 14th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Derry City1REPORT
July, 9th 2017LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
June, 30th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Galway United1REPORT
June, 24th 2017LeagueLimerick2St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 16th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT