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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 27, 2013
Venue: The Showgrounds
Att: 2,329

Anthony Elding 67' -
Scored: 67'


Ross Gaynor 68' -
Red: 68'


Aaron Greene 90' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 22'
- Declan O'Brien 22'

Scored: 90'
- Graham Rusk 90' + 5'

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90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

And that's all we have time for. Madness. Mad scenes here altogether.

90' + 5'

GOAL!

Graham Rusk scores for Drogheda United.

90' + 3'

Substitution

Jeff Henderson replaces Lee Lynch for Sligo Rovers.

90' + 2'

Yellow Card

Gavin Brennan is booked for Drogheda United.

90'

Four minutes of added time.

90'

MADNESS. Sligo get a second. Fantastic run from Kieran Djilali, Keane scuffs his shot, Aaron Greene somehow gets a leg to it and it literally trickles over the line.

90'

GOAL!

Aaron Greene scores for Sligo Rovers.

89'

Substitution

Graham Rusk replaces Declan O'Brien for Drogheda United.

87'

Nearly a second for the Bit o'Red. Alan Keane manages to beat Gavin Brennan and Mick Daly, he tries to cross it in but it smacks the head of Alan Byrne.

84'

Substitution

Danny Ventre replaces David Cawley for Sligo Rovers.

79'

The Drogheda fans have been separated from the Sligo fans, even more than normal. Stewards and police in among them. Mayhem.

77'

Substitution

Kieran Djilali replaces Pascal Millien for Sligo Rovers.

76'

Substitution

Eric Foley replaces Paul O'Conor for Drogheda United.

74'

Sligo Rovers ask for calm here, this is madness. PURE UNADULTERATED MADNESS. Attendance here is 2329.

68'

Red Card

It's look as if Gaynor has been sent off. There was a break in play with the steward down injured and the referee was talking to the Sligo players, and Gaynor is gone.

68'

A steward is down injured after the Drogheda fans went a bit mental when Sligo scored.

67'

GOAL!

Anthony Elding scores for Sligo Rovers.

63'

No idea how to describe what just happened. The point is, Sligo should be ahead. Great run from Aaron Greene, who was taken down on the edge of the box, came to Elding whose shot was saved by Sava. Millien's header was then knocked out for a corner.

62'

Groaning around the Showgrounds as McNally comes on, and has to run off again to get his studs look at by the fourth official. 

61'

Substitution

Derek Prendergast takes a bad knock and can't continue. Alan McNally replaces him.

54'

Oh. Sligo are very, very lucky. Drogheda attack following a Sligo corner, and Paul O'Conor puts in an excellent ball for Fabio, who just has Gary Rogers to beat. Rogers comes outside the box and tries to take it off him, but slips, and Fabio tries to get it near goal but Peers blocks.

50'

Two chances for Elding in the one attack. Lee Lynch swings it in from the left, Elding tries to head it at goal but it's a pretty poor effort. It's kind of sort of a little bit cleared, and he volleys it with his left foot and it's about three miles wide.

48'

Yellow Card

Gavin Peers is booked for Sligo Rovers.

46'

Second Half

And Rovers get the second half started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

And it's half-time here. Drogheda take a 1-0 lead into the second half. Not been the greatest match of all time.

45' + 1'

David Cassidy's free-kick is punched clear by Gary Rogers, as far as Paul O'Conor, with one n. But he only gets it as far as Pascal Millien. I get angry when people spell Paul O'Conor with two ns. don't ask why. I don't know why.

45'

We'll have two minutes of added time here.

42'

Ross Gaynor crosses in for Elding, and it looks as if it's too close to Sava, it kind of is but Elding goes for it as well and Sava drops it. But he manages to collect it as he falls on the ground. Lucky.

38'

Evan McMillan calmly passes across the back to Gavin Peers, too calmly, and Gavin Brennan very nearly leaps on it but Peers somehow clears it. Close one.

37'

Alan Keane's cross from the right is headed on by Anthony Elding but it's a tame effort and Sava comfortably grabs it.

33'

Rovers are pushing now to try and get one back. Calls for a handball as the ball struck Shane Grimes, but the referee ignores the claims. Gavin Brennan is down now receiving treatment.

28'

Anthony Elding knocks it back for Lee Lynch, but he doesn't connect with it properly and it's well wide of Gabriel Sava's goal.

27'

Yellow Card

Brian Gannon is booked for Drogheda United.

22'

GOAL!

And Drogheda take the lead!! Poor defending from the home side David Cassidy's free-kick finds its way to Fabio O'Brien who gets himself one on one with Gary Rogers and he slips it in under his legs.

22'

Good opportunity for the visitors. Fabio O'Brien's free-kick is headed on by Alan Byrne but he heads just over.

21'

Yellow Card

David Cawley is booked for Sligo Rovers.

18'

David Cawley passes to Elding who is in a great position to shoot but he hesitates and Shane Grimes slides in and clears. Good defending.

16'

Oooh, great work from the long legs of Gavin Brennan. A beautiful ball from Lee Lynch is picked up by Ross Gaynor down the left, he's under pressure from Drogs players but he looks for a team-mate and tries to play it in and somehow Gavin Brennan's long leg hits it out.

14'

David Cassidy tries his luck from just outside the Rovers box but he hits it straight at Gary Rogers. Not a whole pile happening here yet.

9'

Drogheda have a bit of possession in front of the Sligo goal, but Fabio O'Brien loses it to Ross Gaynor who bursts forward and runs down to the Drogheda half. Aaron Greene picks it up from David Cawley and has a go from long-range, he hits it too high though and it skims the crossbar. 

4'

David Cawley has a decent shot on goal. Shoots from the edge of the box but Gabriel Sava gets down to his right and saves it.

3'

Paul O'Conor latches on to the ball as David Cawley loses it, he does well to keep hold of it and he keeps going, tries to get the ball into the box for Gary O'Neill but it's cleared by Evan McMillan.

1'

GAME ON!

And David Cassidy and Gary O'Neill get the game up and running.

0'

The teams are out, not long to go now.

0'

I am going to go deaf.

0'

Just under 5 mnutes to kick-off here. I swear the press box is about to collapse, the music is so loud here.

0'

The teams are warming up here, and it's a lovely evening for a game. I'll get slagged by a certain few people for saying that. Of course, Drogs knocked Sligo out of the Setanta Cup after beating them 2-1 on aggregate.

0'

The teams are there for you all, just for you. Sligo Rovers remain unchanged from Monday night's Setanta Cup game against Drogs. Drogheda have made one change. Ryan Brennan is out, not even on the bench, and Michael Daly takes his place.

0'

Hello there acquintances. Welcome to the Showgrounds for Sligo Rovers versus Drogheda United. I'm Jessica Farry and I'll be keeping you updated on all the night's events. If you want to get in touch at any stage just sent a tweet my way @jessicafarry.



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Sligo Rovers
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Ross Gaynor
68Sent off: 68'
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender
Evan McMillan
Defender
Gavin Peers
48Booked: 48'
Defender
David Cawley
21Booked: 21'
84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
Midfielder
Aaron Greene
90Scored: 90'
Midfielder
Lee-J Lynch
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Midfielder
Pascal Millien
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Midfielder
Joseph Ndo
Midfielder
Anthony Elding
67Scored: 67'
Forward

Substitutes
Ryan Connolly
Midfield
Kieran Djilali
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Midfield
Jeff Henderson
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Defender
Liam Martin
Midfield
Adam Murphy
Goalkeeper
Marty Owens
Defender
Danny Ventre
84'
84Subbed On: 84'
Midfield
Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Alan Byrne
Defender
Brian Gannon
Defender
27Booked: 27'
Shane Grimes
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender 61'
61Subbed Off: 61'
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
90Booked: 90'
David Cassidy
Midfielder
Michael Daly
Midfielder
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder 76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Declan O'Brien
Forward
22Scored: 22'
89'
89Subbed Off: 89'
Gary O'Neill
Forward

Substitutes
Eric Foley
Midfield
76Subbed On: 76'
76'
Philip Hand
Midfield
Peter Hynes
Forward
Alan McNally
Defender
61Subbed On: 61'
61'
Stephen Quigley
Defender
Graham Rusk
Forward
89Subbed On: 89'
89'
90Scored: 90'
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper