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Date: 7:45 p.m. May 26, 2011
Venue: Richmond Park
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Att: Unknown
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Danny North 4' -
Scored: 4'


Danny North 94' -
Scored: 94'


Scored: 44'
- Alan Kirby 44'



St. Patrick's Athletic 2 - 1 Sligo Rovers

Thu, May 26 2011
A fantastic brace by Danny North gave St Patrick's Athletic a deserved victory against Sligo Rovers at Richmond Park on Thursday night. North, returning from injury, was on form taking his tally in the league this season to six.

Pete Mahon’s side started brightly and took the lead after just four minutes. Danny North did excellently to work the ball into the Sligo area, making his way around Jason McGuinness and guiding the ball into Ciaran Kelly’s net with an superb strike.

Despite the early goal, the game failed to ignite with Sligo unable to threaten Gary Rogers in the St Pats goal. Sligo’s first chance came at the half hour mark. A typical surging run from Alan Keane reached Alan Kirby, but his weak effort was saved easily by Rogers.

The Richmond Park faithful thought that the Saints had doubled their lead when Daryl Kavanagh made his way down the left and rolled the ball across to Stephen Bradley but his effort was just wide of the post. Sligo were not playing like themselves however they did begin to show signs of some form in the final ten minutes of the half. With only a minute left in the first period, Aaron Greene did fantastic to bring the ball down the left wing. Alan Kirby latched on to the ball and slotted it in to the net to level the scores at the break.

There was a lot more energy about both sides at the beginning of the second half. Neither side were playing to the best of their ability but Pats looked by far the best side. Daryl Kavanagh went close in the 57th minute when a lack of communication between Ciaran Kelly and Jason McGuinness left the ball free. He headed just over.

Sligo’s defence was struggling and Iarfhlaith Davoren did very well to prevent St Pats from taking the lead again in 67th minute. Some sloppy Sligo defending gave Pats an opportunity when a mix-up between Davoren and Ryan let Kavanagh move into the box but McGuinness was on hand to make the vital tackle to prevent Kavanagh going any further.

Stephen Bradley could have given Pats the lead via a free kick in the 77th minute but he blasted his shot wide of the Bit O’Red goal. Joseph Ndo was up to his usual tricks, using his skills to try and get the breakthrough for Sligo. In one of the few Sligo chances of the half, youngster Daryl Horgan possibly could have done better with his shot that ran wide of the goal.

Four minutes into stoppage time, Sligo hearts were broken when man of the match Danny North fired a tremendous shot past Sligo net minder Ciaran Kelly. It was a deserved victory for St Pats keeping their unbeaten run going.

St Patrick’s Athletic:Gary Rogers, Derek Pender, Neil Harney, Brian Shorthall, Evan McMillan, Anto Murphy (Jordan Keegan 65), Stephen Bradley, Paul Crowley (Dave Mulcahy, 86) Derek Doyle, Daryl Kavanagh, Danny North.
Subs not used : Chris Bennion, Jake Carroll, David McMillan, Ian Daly, Shane McFaul.

Bookings: Derek Pender, Evan McMillan
Sendings Off: None

Sligo Rovers: Ciaran Kelly, Iarfhlaith Davoren, Gavin Peers, Jason McGuinness, Alan Keane, Joseph N’Do, John Russell (Daryl Horgan, 72), Richie Ryan, Alan Kirby (Danny Ventre, 72), Aaron Greene, Eoin Doyle (Matthew Blinkhorn, 80).
Subs not used:Brendan Clarke, Derek Foran, John Dillon, Raffaele Cretaro, Matthew Blinkhorn.

Bookings:Danny Ventre, Gavin Peers
Sendings Off: None.

extratime.ie Man of the Match : Danny North

Referee: Paul Tuite



St. Patrick's Athletic
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Brian Shortall
Defender
Derek Pender
35Booked: 35'
Defender
Evan McMillan
70Booked: 70'
Defender
Neil Harney
Defender
Anto Murphy
Midfielder
Derek Doyle
Midfielder
Paul Crowley
Midfielder
Stephen Bradley
Midfielder
Danny North
4Scored: 4'
94Scored: 94'
Forward
Daryl Kavanagh
Forward

Substitutes
Dave Mulcahy
Defender
David McMillan
Forward
Shane McFaul
Midfield
Jordan Keegan
Midfield
Ian Daly
Forward
Jake Carroll
Defender
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Sligo Rovers
Ciaran Kelly
Goalkeeper
Iarfhlaith Davoren
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender
Jason McGuinness
Defender
Gavin Peers
Defender
92Booked: 92'
Alan Kirby
Midfielder
44Scored: 44'
Joseph Ndo
Midfielder
John Russell
Midfielder
Richie Ryan
Midfielder
Eoin Doyle
Forward
Aaron Greene
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew Blinkhorn
Forward
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
John Dillon
Midfield
Derek Foran
Defender
Daryl Horgan
Midfield
Danny Ventre
Midfield
86Booked: 86'


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