Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 13, 2011
Venue: The Showgrounds
Ref:
Att: 1,875
TV:

Gavin Peers 11' -
Scored: 11'


Peno Scored: 75'
- Killian Brennan 75'

Scored: 81'
- Aidan Downes 81'



Sligo Rovers -v- Bohemians

Sat, Aug 13 2011
League leaders Sligo Rovers will be hoping to keep their position at the top of the Airtricity Premier Division when they face Bohemians at The Showgrounds on Saturday evening. (Kick-off 7.45pm)

These sides played out a scoreless draw in Dalymount Park the last time they met. Both sides finished with ten men after a fiery opening 20 minutes and neither were able to force the winner. Obviously, football is a game of two halves but the first time Sligo and Bohs met this season both halves were a completely different kettle of fish.

Sligo completely dominated the first half and Eoin Doyle fired them ahead on 13 minutes but Pat Fenlon sent his men out fired up in the second half and they then dominated play. The Gypsies took the victory thanks to two goals within seven minutes of each other scored by Stephen Traynor and Anto Flood.

Sligo Rovers left Oriel Park on Sunday feeling unlucky after a 93rd minute penalty from Mark Quigley cancelled out Raffaele Cretaro’s 88th minute strike. Bohs were beaten last Friday by champions Shamrock Rovers and now lie ten points behind opponents Sligo.

The Bit O’ Red will be without the ever consistent Alan Keane as he recovers from a grade one tear in his thigh. Danny Ventre is also missing through suspension after he was sent off against Dundalk but Jason McGuinness returns from suspension. Manager Paul Cook says his team have to get back to winning ways to have any chance of winning the league: “We want to win the league and to do that you have to win games. Bohemians will be a tough game but we have to start winning matches again. We’ve had a couple of days off and we hope to come back fresh”.

The strong strike force of Anto Flood and Stephen Traynor will be missing for Bohs due to injury and Chris O’Connor is still missing as a result of the facial injury he picked up against Sligo in May. Fenlon will be scratching his head over whether to play Christy Fagan on his own up front or to pair him with Aidan Downes who was lively against Shamrock Rovers last week.

Sligo Rovers:
Injured: Alan Keane (thigh strain).
Doubtful: None.
Suspended: Danny Ventre.

Bohemians
Injured: Stephen Traynor (shoulder), Anto Flood (ankle), Chris O’Connor (facial injury).
Doubtful: None.
Suspended: None.

Referee: Alan Kelly.
Paddy Power Odds: Sligo Rovers 8/11; Draw 23/10; Bohemians 4/1.
Extratime prediction: A 1-1 draw.



Sligo Rovers
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
John Russell
Defender
Conor Powell
Defender
Gavin Peers
11Scored: 11'
Defender
Jason McGuinness
Defender
Richie Ryan
Midfielder
Joseph Ndo
Midfielder
Alan Kirby
Midfielder
Iarfhlaith Davoren
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
Midfielder
Eoin Doyle
Forward

Substitutes
Ciaran Kelly
Goalkeeper
Aaron Greene
Forward
Derek Foran
Defender
John Dillon
Midfield
Matthew Blinkhorn
75Booked: 75'
Forward
Bohemians
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Liam Burns
Defender
Owen Heary
Defender
12Booked: 12'
Ger O'Brien
Defender
65Booked: 65'
Aidan Price
Defender
Killian Brennan
Midfielder
75Peno: 75'
Keith Buckley
Midfielder
Ollie Cahill
Midfielder
Glenn Cronin
Midfielder
44Booked: 44'
Chris Forrester
Midfielder
Aidan Downes
Forward
81Scored: 81'

Substitutes
Gary Burke
Midfield
Christy Fagan
Forward
Kevin Feely
Defender
Anthony Flood
Forward
83Booked: 83'
Roberto Lopes
Defender
Mark Rossiter
Defender
Craig Sexton
Manager


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