Match Info

Date: 08/06/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: The Showgrounds

Officials

Referee: John McLoughlin

Sligo Rovers vs St Patrick's Athletic

Kevin Toner cancelled out Jack Keaney's opener as Sligo Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic played out a 1-1 draw at the Showgrounds.

Keaney's free-kick via a number of deflections gave the Bit O'Red the lead with ten minutes to go, but Toner's volley barely one minute later claimed a point for Harry Kenny's men.

Against a Sligo team without a number of key players due to injury, suspension and even international commitments, St Pat's had the better of the early play.

Dave Webster couldn't hook his early opportunity over Ed McGinty's head, while Toner's cross bounced off the top of the Rovers goal shortly after.

Sligo took time to settle into this one and Ronan Coughlan had Saints goalkeeper Brendan Clarke on his toes 16 minutes in. The Rovers attacker cutting inside but Clarke was alert to swipe the ball from Coughlan at the end line.

Pat's raised their play once more and went close twice in quick succession through Ciaran Kelly and Gary Shaw.

Kelly wriggling free of the Sligo defence at a Mikey Drennan corner, but the centre-half couldn't steer his free header goalwards.

Shaw's clever turn allowed him space to shoot from the edge of the area, but his rasper cracked the crossbar with McGinty beaten.

The home side had a sight at goal late in the opening period through both Romeo Parkes and Daryl Fordyce. But neither were able to trouble Clarke as both efforts sailed wide.

Saints were able to scramble away a Lewis Banks header from a Cawley corner just after the restart.

The oncoming Clarke then did just enough to put off Parkes, after good work from both Fordyce and Ronan Murray in the build up.

Drennan should have had Pat's in the lead after 62 minutes. But he somehow ballooned the ball over the crossbar from directly under it, after sustained pressure following a Saints corner.

Rovers skipper Kyle Callan-McFadden then spurned a great chance to open the scoring when he got his co-ordinates all wrong, heading over from Keaney's clever set-piece.

Clarke spilled Parkes' speculative drive on the next attack but recovered in time.

While both Murray and Dave Webster worked the respective opposition net minder mid-way through the half.

McGinty kept hold of Webster's powerful header, while Clarke went full stretch to keep out Murray's long-ranger.

McGinty had to tip Shaw's header over his goal with a quarter of an hour to go, as this game hung in the balance.

The game's opener eventually arrived when Keaney's free-kick from 30 yards, took a touch off a number of players before the ball finally made its way past a flat-footed Clarke.

The lead last less than a minute.

Shaw's initial header came back off McGinty's far post, but the danger wasn't cleared as the ball landed to the waiting Toner who fired an unstoppable volley to the Sligo net.

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Date Competition Home Team Away Team
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 29th 2019LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Sligo Rovers3REPORT
May, 15th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers0REPORT
April, 21st 2018LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 5th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 19th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Sligo Rovers1REPORT
March, 10th 2017LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT