Match Info

Date: 16/08/2019
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

Officials

Referee: John McLoughlin
Assistants: Darragh Keegan and Declan Toland
Fourth Official: Dave Dunne

St Patrick's Athletic vs Sligo Rovers

St Patrick's Athletic's fought back from a half-time deficit to beat Sligo Rovers at Richmond Park.

Behind to Romeo Parkes' opener on 22 minutes, a much livelier Saints turned the course of this game courtesy of a Glen McAuley strike on 51 followed by Dave Webster's winner six minutes from time.

Pat's win sees them close the gap on fourth place Derry to just three points.

Having both taken six points from their last five games, the sides struggled to provide much in terms of free-flowing football in the opening exchanges.

Glen McAuley carved out two early chances but both efforts were easy for Sligo goalkeeper Ed McGinty to deal with.

The Saints won't have been happy with what they produced early on, but were the more threatening side. Gary Shaw's turn took him past John Mahon 20 minutes in, but McGinty was again comfortable.

Rovers, in search of a second win in a week, had their first sight at goal two minutes later.

David Cawley's strength bought him time inside the Saints area before the Mayo man supplied Parkes. But the Jamaican's effort lacked accuracy as he fired wide off the outside of his boot.

This heralded Sligo's purple patch and they made the most of it 22 minutes in.

Kris Twardek was afforded too much room down the Pat's left as he squared for Parkes, who slotted home from close range for his eighth goal of the year.

Harry Kenny's charges finished the half the stronger but were again found wanting when and where it mattered.

McGinty pulled off a smart stop to deny Shaw from point-blank range, while the same man seemed to lose his bearings as he stooped in his attempt to turn Dean Clarke's cross past the Scot at his front post.

The Dubliners began the second period much the brighter and were rewarded for their efforts six minutes in.

Having netted his first for the club in the FAI Cup last week, McAuley's neat touch brought him past his marker before he fired past McGinty from the angle.

Twardek's snapshot wasn't far away just short of the hour, while Lewis Banks' last-ditch tackle deflected Cian Coleman's shot over McGinty's goal. This after the midfielder barged his way past Dante Leverock.

Pat's were well in control at this stage. Shaw came close with a glancing header in the pouring rain on 77 before the visitors spurned a glorious chance to rob one against the run of play.

Daryl Fordyce cushioned substitute Ronan Murray's cross into the path of the waiting Twardek, who could only fire over from six yards.

Clarke and Lee Desmond both went close in quick succession, before Pat's had their winner in the 84th minite as Webster rose highest to nod Jamie Lennon's set piece to the net.

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BUY MATCH TICKETS


Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 13th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0UCD0REPORT
August, 16th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
August, 9th 2019FaiCupSt Patrick's Athletic2Bray Wanderers1REPORT
July, 27th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk1REPORT
July, 13th 2019FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic0Chelsea4REPORT
July, 11th 2019EuropaLeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Norrköping2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 15th 2019LeinsterSnrCupCabinteely FC0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 6th 2019LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 23rd 2019FaiCupUCD3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 2nd 2019LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 21st 2019LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 18th 2019EuropaLeagueNorrköping2St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
August, 16th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
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
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
September, 20th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
September, 13th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0UCD0REPORT
September, 6th 2019LeagueFinn Harps1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 16th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
August, 2nd 2019LeagueCork City0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
July, 27th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Dundalk1REPORT
July, 21st 2019LeagueBohemians3St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
July, 5th 2019LeagueWaterford1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
July, 1st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers2REPORT
June, 28th 2019LeagueUCD0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT