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Date: 4 p.m. July 3, 2014
Venue: Gargzdai Stadium
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Europa League: FK Banga 0 - 0 Sligo Rovers

Thu, Jul 03 2014

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Sligo Rovers and FK Banga have it all to play for in next week's Europa League First Round second-leg tie following a scoreless draw in Lithuania on Thursday evening.

 
Openings for both sides were few and far between in what proved to be a scrappy affair.
 
 
The first shot in anger came after just four minutes when the ball dropped for David Cawley on the edge of the box whose effort was deflected wide.
 
 
Evaldas Grigaitis looked to be the home side's most threatening attacking option, first hitting a volley over before drilling a low shot from 30 yards into the arms of Gary Rogers.
 
 
Serhiy Shevchuk perhaps should have put Banga in front when he latched onto a cross from the right flank, but wasted the chance by blasting it well over the bar.
 
 
Raffaele Cretaro had The Bit O'Red's best opportunity of the half a minute later when he tried to test the 'keeper from just outside the box but skewing his shot narrowly wide.
 
 
Danny North and Kieran Djilali then combined to set up Cawley who was denied by the hands of Sarunas Jurevicius.
 
 
North came agonisingly close to scoring himself in the 50th minute when his sweetly struck volley was well saved by Jurevicius.
 
 
Seamus Conneely found himself on the end of a corner in the 72nd minute and had to shooting opportunities, but was denied on the line by a defender and the goalkeeper.
 
 
John Russell then tried from range with a driven shot moments later, forcing Jurevicius into action.
 
 
North could have snatched an injury-time winner when he was picked by a Djilali throw, but the striker was left with little space to shoot, allowing Banga to eventually clear the danger.
 
 
FK Banga: Sarunas Jurevicius, Urbaitis,Davydas Alauskis, Aleksey Epifanov, Evaldas Grigaitis, Zaurbek Karkusov, Andrius Butkus, Serhiy Shevchuk, Maksym Khablov, Aurelijus Staponka, Eivinas Zagurskas (Aslanbek Tsalagov, '78).
 
 
Sligo Rovers: Gary Rogers; Alan Keane (Danny Ledwith, '90), Seamus Conneely, Evan McMillan, Ross Gaynor; David Cawley, Paul O'Conor, John Russell, Raffaele Cretaro ('74), Kieran Djilali; Danny North,
Subs not used: Richard Brush, Eric Odhiambo, Sean Maguire.
 
 
Extratime.ie Man of the Match: David Cawley.


FK Banga
Sarunas Jurevicius
Goalkeeper
Aleksei Yepifanov
Defender
Karolis Urbaitis
Defender
Zaurbek Karkusov
Defender
Davidas Arlauskis
Defender
Maksym Khablov
Midfielder
Evaldas Grigaitis
Midfielder
Andrius Butkus
Midfielder
Eivinas Zagurskas
78'
78Subbed Off: 78'
Midfielder
Aurelijus Staponka
Forward
Serhiy Shevchuk
Forward

Substitutes
Aslanbek Tsallagov
78'
78Subbed On: 78'
Forward
Artyom Stezhka
Midfield
Dovydas Packauskas
Midfield
Edgaras Drasutis
Midfield
Mindaugas Bitinas
Defender
Sosianbek Arshiev
Goalkeeper
Sligo Rovers
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Evan McMillan
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender 90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Ross Gaynor
Defender
Seamus Conneely
Defender
Kieran Djilali
Midfielder
David Cawley
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
John Russell
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
Danny North
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Maguire
Forward
Daniel Ledwith
Defender
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Aaron Greene
Forward
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Eric Odhiambo
Forward


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