Result: Skonto 2 - Saints 1

  • Thu, Jul 02, 2015 @ 21:36

St Patrick's Athletic claimed an away goal but were left to rue several missed opportunities as they went down 2-1 to Skonto Riga in their Europa League first-round qualifier, first-leg encounter in Latvia.

The Saints went ahead after 21 minutes when Aaron Greene fired the ball into the top corner as the Skonto defence stood off.



Despite having chances to double their lead, the Saints' defence was breached on 38 minutes when Arturs Karasausks' shot gave Brenda Clarke no chance and the sides went into half-time one-goal apiece.

The home side took the lead on 65 minutes catching the Saints on the counter attack and Vladislavs Gutkovskis firing home inside the box with Sean Hoare injured in the process.

It's all to play for the second leg with St Pat's knowing they must win if they are to progress to the second round.



Next Fixture

Limerick / October 19th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Markets Field

League Goals

Jake Keegan

7

Conan Byrne

7

Dean Clarke

5

Ryan Brennan

4

Thomas Byrne

3

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1Dundalk3483
2Cork City3471
3Shamrock Rovers3459
4Waterford FC3456
5St. Patrick's Athletic3444
6Bohemian FC3343
7Derry City3342
8Sligo Rovers3338
9Limerick3427
10Bray Wanderers3315