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Date: 7:45 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012
Venue: The Showgrounds
Att: 2,550

Mark Quigley 10' -
Scored: 10'


Seamus Conneely 42' -
Scored: 42'


Romauld Boco 60' -
Scored: 60'


Joseph Ndo 80' -
Scored: 80'


Scored: 75'
- Peter Hynes 75'

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

And there we have it, full-time. Sligo go 4 points clear at the top after a very convincing performance. Very impressed. They face Drogheda at Hunky Dorys Park on Monday afternoon in the EA Sports Cup.

90' + 3'
A matter of seconds left really.

90' + 1'
Sligo Rovers are trying to have the craic by pass, pass, passing and it's all great and lovely to watch but then Ryan Connolly loses the ball to Sean Brennan but he just can't do anything with it to get a goal.

90'
We'll have 3 minutes additional time here.

87'
Everyone needs to chill the beans here. Getting a bit mad.

86'
The Drogs lads are still singing away, a lot of them with no tops on. It all seemed like a good idea at the time, eh?

84'

Substitution

Sligo Sub - Lee Lynch replaces David Cawley.

81'
Now Ndo's goal. He took the ball from Cretaro and it took a slight bounce, going under Sava and in.

80'
OK I never mentioned how the Drogs goal came about. A cross from Gavin Brennan down the left was headed in by Peter Hynes.

80'

GOAL!

Joseph Ndo scores for Sligo Rovers.

76'
And Drogs pull one back! There is still plenty of time for a comeback here, could be a pretty amazing one, should it happen.

75'

GOAL!

Peter Hynes scores for Drogheda United.

70'
Gary Rogers is forced to make a save, something which I haven't had to say so far. Peter Hynes has a go from the edge of the box when Sligo can't clear it and Rogers just pushes it to the side. The resulting corner gives a free out to Sligo Rovers as Rogers was fouled.

69'
The attendance here tonight is 2,550.

69'

Yellow Card

Paul Crowley is booked for Drogheda United.

68'
The crowd are loving this. The travelling support, not so much. Although they are still singing away.

65'
This really is superb from Sligo Rovers. Drogs have struggled to create any real chances here.

64'

Substitution

Sligo Sub - Raffaele Cretaro replaces Pascal Millien.

64'

Substitution

Drogheda Sub - John Sullivan replaces Eric Foley.

61'
This is just brilliant from Sligo Rovers. Mark Quigley gives Joseph Ndo a beautiful pass. Ndo makes his way around the Drogheda defence Ndo headed it in under pressure.

60'

GOAL!

Romauld Boco scores for Sligo Rovers.

57'

Substitution

Sligo Sub - Ian Baraclough brings on Ryan Connolly in place of Seamus Conneely.

53'
Alan Byrne and Seamus Conneely receive treatment following a clash of heads. They looks to be ok, can't see any blood or anything. I don't want to though.

51'
Romauld Boco has a good effort at goal but Sava is able to slap it away, luckily there was no Sligo player near to have a go.

51'
It's lashing again. I think I've caught a cold. Not that I've been out in the rain.

47'
It's stopped raining here. It was absolutely pouring just before half-time.

46'

Substitution

Drogheda double Sub - Ryan Brennan is replaced by his brother Sean Brennan, and Cathal Brady is replaced by Peter Hynes.

46'

Second Half

Sligo Rovers get the second half started.

45' + 1'

Half Time

And that's half-time here. Sligo Rovers are the better side by a mile.

45'
We'll have 1 minute of added time here.

45'

Yellow Card

David Cawley is booked for Sligo Rovers.

43'
Gabriel Sava will be kicking himself! Romauld Boco takes a shot at goal which should be a relatively ok shot for Sava to save but he drops it and Seamus Conneely was just coming in and he makes no mistake in scoring. That's his first for Sligo Rovers.

42'

GOAL!

Seamus Conneely scores for Sligo Rovers.

41'
This is a very good performance from Sligo Rovers. They haven't looked convincing in recent games but this is very good.

40'

Yellow Card

Gavin Brennan is booked for Drogheda United.

39'
Ross Gaynor tries to clear the ball but he hits it off Cathal Brady who gives it to Fabio O'Brien but he can't do anything with it and can only pass to a Sligo player.

36'
Sligo should be 2 up at this stage. Quigley's brilliant ball into Joseph Ndo in the box. The Cameroon man is surrounded by 3 or 4 white shirts and just can't get a shot on it. That ball from Mark Quigley was sublime.

32'
Oh brilliant save by Gabriel Sava! Romauld Boco's effort is poor and it's cleared as far as Ross Gaynor, whose brillintly strong shot is deflected and somehow Sava gets a hand to it. Brilliant goalkeeping.

31'
Jason McGuinness nearly kills Gabriel Sava as he tries to get a header on a ball from Millien. Free out though.

26'
Pascal Millien is causing the visitors loads of problems. He's doing really well today.

21'
Mark Quigley looks in a bit of pain, not sure what's wrong but he looks ok now, I think.

20'
Sligo are killing Drogheda down the left wing. Alan McNally is being caught everytime by either Romauld Boco or Pascal Millien.

18'
And Drogs have their first chance of the game. Ryan Brennan shoots from long distance but it takes a wee deflection and it goes well over Gary Rogers' goal. The resulting corner comes to very little only a bit of Drogheda possession before Pascal Millien flies forward.

17'

Yellow Card

Sligo's Ross Gaynor picks up a yellow after taking down Cathal Brady.

13'
Cathal Brady loses out to Pascal Millien who crosses the Seamus Conneely but he just can't get into the box.

10'

GOAL!

Mark Quigley scores for Sligo Rovers. That's a huge goal for Sligo. Seamus Conneely's cross was perfect for Quigley to knock in first time.

7'
Ross Gaynor sends the ball forward to Pascal Millien but he's just offside. Lively start this. Great crowd here from Drogheda, the away section is almost full.

5'
Sligo really should be one up. Romauld Boco takes the ball down the left and manages to get past Alan McNally. He gives it to Pascal Millien who is in a perfect position to have a pop at goal but his first touch is too heavy and he loses it.

4'
Joseph Ndo takes a free from the left and it swings in but just lands on the roof of the net. Ross Gaynor is ok having received treatment.

3'

Yellow Card

Drogheda's Conor McMahon is booked after he took down Ross Gaynor on a Sligo attack.

1'
It is pouring rain right now. How glad I am to be in the press box.

1'

GAME ON!

And Drogheda United get the game up and running.

0'
About 10 minutes to go until kick-off. A few have travelled from Drogheda but hard to let ye how many. Good few in here already.

0'
Big dark clouds over The Showgrounds as we speak. It was a gorgeous day today but it's dark and it will probably rain.

0'
Drogheda have won their last 6 league games in a row and Sligo Rovers have not lost a league game at home this season.

0'
For Drogheda, Ryan Brennan, Gavin Brennan and Alan Byrne take their place in the starting 11 as Sean Brennan and Peter Hynes drop to the bench while Derek Prendergast misses out.

0'
The teams are with you now. Sligo captain Danny Ventre is suspended and striker Danny North is out for the season. Alan Keane comes back into the side, and Mark Quigley starts.

0'
Hello comrades. I'm stationed here at The Showgrounds for the big game of the weekend, Sligo Rovers versus Drogheda United. A win for Sligo Rovers extends their lead at the top to 4 points, a win for Drogheda brings them top, 2 points clear of Sligo Rovers. If you need to get in touch at any point you can tweet extratime HG @extratimenews or myself personally @jessicafarry.



Photo Gallery for Sligo Rovers -v- Drogheda United



Sligo Rovers
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Gavin Peers
Defender
Jason McGuinness
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender
Ross Gaynor
17Booked: 17'
Defender
Joseph Ndo
80Scored: 80'
Midfielder
Pascal Millien
Midfielder
Seamus Conneely
42Scored: 42'
Midfielder
David Cawley
45Booked: 45'
Midfielder
Romauld Boco
60Scored: 60'
Midfielder
Mark Quigley
10Scored: 10'
Forward

Substitutes
Lee-J Lynch
Midfield
Jeff Henderson
Defender
John Dillon
Midfield
Iarfhlaith Davoren
Defender
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
Ryan Connolly
Midfield
Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Conor McMahon
Defender
3Booked: 3'
Philip Hand
Defender
Alan Byrne
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Eric Foley
Midfielder
Paul Crowley
Midfielder
69Booked: 69'
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
40Booked: 40'
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Cathal Brady
Midfielder
Declan O'Brien
Forward

Substitutes
Jason Marks
Defender
Peter Hynes
Forward
75Scored: 75'
Sean Brennan
Midfield
Tiarnan Mulvenna
Forward
Stephen Quigley
Defender
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
John Sullivan
Midfield