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Athlone Town Stadium
Kick Off: 7:45pm
 
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League Match
Sligo Rovers V St Patrick's Athletic


Saturday, July 23rd
The Showgrounds
Kick Off: 7:45pm
 
Preview:
Sligo Rovers moved two points clear at the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division, despite being held to a scoreless draw by St Patrick's Athletic at the Showgrounds.

Chances were few and far between, but both sides did create openings in the first half.

Alan Kirby released Eoin Doyle on a swift counter-attack, but a wonderful diving block from Derek Pender denied Rovers' top scorer.

The visitors' best chance came on the stroke of half-time, when a Gary Rogers goal-kick deceived Alan Keane and Anto Murphy and found Danny North, who could only hit the side-netting.

The second half remained tense, but the best chance fell to Kirby when he was teed up by John Dillon, but he curled his shot narrowly wide.

Sligo Rovers named an unchanged side for the fifth successive game, which meant new signing Conor Powell had to be content with a place on the bench.

St Pat's made four changes to the team that played in the Europa League just 48 hours earlier.

Captain Conor Kenna returned from a long-term injury to make his first start since March, while Shane Guthrie, Dave Mulcahy and former Rovers player Murphy also earned recalls.

Brian Shortall, Ian Daly and Derek Doyle dropped to the bench, while Evan McMillan didn't feature.

An edgy first half produced little in the way of clearcut chances, as both sides looked defensively sound, though it took the visitors a little longer to settle into the game.

Rovers had most of the possession and most of the positive play, with some sublime flicks from Joseph Ndo bringing huge cheers from the 2,750 crowd.

One deft pass behind the defence almost released Doyle, but Rogers came out quickly to intervene.

Another superb pass over the top from Aaron Greene nearly found Raffaele Cretaro, but he misjudged the bounce of the ball and the chance went a-begging.

At the other end, North was a constant threat and he dispossessed Richie Ryan before firing wide with his side's first real chance.

His pass also released Daryl Kavanagh into the box, but Jason McGuinness made a brave and assured tackle inside the area.

Dave Mulcahy tried his luck from distance early in the second half but missed the target, while Shane McFaul picked up the game's first booking as the visitors continued to try and curb the influence of Ndo and Richie Ryan.

Paul Cook tried to freshen things up by introducing Powell and John Dillon on the hour-mark, with Doyle pushing up front and Greene moving on to the wing.

It nearly reaped instant rewards, as Greene's cross was touched down to Kirby by Dillon, but the midfielder's shot narrowly missed the top corner.

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Officials:
Damien Hancock (Dublin)
 
Current Injuries/Suspensions
KEITH FAHEY
Will miss the game due to suspension
 
Last 5 League Games
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Previous Encounters
03/05/2014 | Sligo Rovers 2 - St Patrick's Athletic 2
14/04/2014 | St Patrick's Athletic 1 - Sligo Rovers 5
25/03/2014 | Sligo Rovers 2 - St Patrick's Athletic 0
02/03/2014 | St Patrick's Athletic 1 - Sligo Rovers 0
13/10/2013 | St Patrick's Athletic 2 - Sligo Rovers 0
 
Videos From Recent Meetings
03/05/2014 | GOAL: CONAN BYRNE (VS SLIGO ROVERS 03...
03/05/2014 | GOAL: IAN BERMINGHAM (VS SLIGO ROVERS...
14/04/2014 | GOAL: LEE LYNCH (VS SLIGO ROVERS (14/...
02/03/2014 | GOAL: KEITH FAHEY (VS SLIGO 02/03/14)...
13/10/2013 | GOAL: ANTO FLOOD (VS SLIGO - 13/10/13...
13/10/2013 | GOAL: GREG BOLGER (VS SLIGO - 13/10/1...
14/07/2013 | GOAL: ANTO FLOOD (VS SLIGO - 14/07/13...
19/04/2013 | GOAL: KILLIAN BRENNAN
19/04/2013 | GOAL: CONAN BYRNE
08/10/2011 | INTERVIEW: PETE MAHON
26/05/2011 | HIGHLIGHTS: SAINTS 2 - SLIGO 1
26/05/2011 | JOHN GILL POST MATCH INTERVIEW
26/05/2011 | GOAL: DANNY NORTH
26/05/2011 | GOAL: DANNY NORTH
20/08/2010 | HIGHLIGHTS: SAINTS 0 - SLIGO 0
20/08/2010 | PETE MAHON POST MATCH INTERVIEW
13/04/2010 | GOAL: RYAN GUY
06/10/2009 | PETE MAHON INTERVIEW
15/05/2009 | GARRETH O'CONNOR SCORES HIS FIRST GOA...
15/05/2009 | ALAN CAWLEY POST MATCH INTERVIEW
 
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