EA Cup SF
Date: 8 p.m. Aug. 13, 2013
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
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Karl Sheppard 17' -
Scored: 17'


Gary McCabe 27' -
Scored: 27'


Gary McCabe 71' -
Scored: 71'


Scored: 1'
- Kieran Djilali 1'

Scored: 82'
- Anthony Elding 82'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

Its all over here in Tallaght as Shamrock Rovers get a much needed victory. The final is on Saturday the 21st of September. The Hoops will go on to meet Drogheda with the venue yet to be announced. Trevor Croly watched tonight's game from the press box and will have been given plenty of food for thought leaving the stadium tonight. Thanks for following my updates tonight and Macdara will be along very soon with his match report. Make sure you give it a read. Enjoy the rest of your evening folks.

90' + 1'

Rogers once again is given a poor back pas as this time the Sligo keeper is forced to clear with a diving header.

90'

There have been 3 minutes added on here in Tallaght. Can the Dublin Rovers hang on?

86'

Substitution

Thomas Stewart replaces Gary McCabe for Shamrock Rovers.

85'

Ndo almost forces extratime here in Tallaght as he smashes his effort goalbounds. It would have resulted in a great goal had it not been for the intervention of Murphy who palmed it away.

82'

GOAL!

Anthony Elding scores for Sligo Rovers Sligo are now back in this game after Elding nods past Murphy. Aaron Greene was the man who put the ball into the box giving Elding the simple job of getting his head on the ball.

79'

Rovers enjoying some time in and around the Sligo penalty area as Sean O'Connor once again tries his luck shooting just wide on this occasion from 25 yards out.

75'

Rovers once again have a free kick. Sean O'Connor is once again the man that takes it but on this occasion he shoots well wide of the Sligo goal from about 30 yards out.

71'

GOAL!

Gary McCabe scores for Shamrock Rovers. Robinson won the ball near the halfway line after Ventre took too long on the ball. The ball was then fed to Sheppard who ran through on goal. Rogers sprinted off his line to smother the ball. However the ball fell loose allowing Sheppard to flick it back in the direction of McCabe who fired into the net with the help of the bar.

69'

Murphy twice looking strong at the back in the last few minutes with the Rovers keeper standing in for Richard Brush who went off at half time on Friday night with a shoulder injury.

67'

The free kick from McCabe finds the head of Foran at the backpost but Rogers punches clear with the resultant corner coming to nothing.

66'

Substitution

Anthony Elding replaces Raffaele Cretaro for Sligo Rovers.

64'

O'Connor once again delivers the ball into the box from the corner but Sligo get it out. SLigo are getting ready to make a change with Elding getting his kit on.

61'

Yellow Card

Conor McCormack is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

59'

Nervous moments for Sligo fans as Rogers takes the ball past two Shamrock Rovers players before rushing his clearance.

55'

Sean O'Connor has two corners cleared in quick succession by the Sligo rear guard.

53'

Yellow Card

Sean O'Connor is booked for Shamrock Rovers.

49'

Corner by Djilali is easily gathered by Murphy. Sligo have started the better of the sides.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers has started.

45' + 2'

Half Time

Thats it for the first half here in Tallaght. The green and white Rovers lead thanks to goals from Sheppard and McCabe after Sligo had been put in front inside the first fourty seconds through Djilali. Still all to play for in the second half and if the first half is anything to go by then we are in for a treat.

45'

2 minutes have been added on here in Tallaght.

45'

Substitution

Danny Ventre replaces Evan McMillan for Sligo Rovers.

43'

Evan McMillan is in a bad way anf it looks like he is going to have to come off. Danny Ventre appears to be the player that is getting ready.

39'

Yellow Card

Gavin Peers is booked for Sligo Rovers.

38'

Sheppard goes close after being played in by Ryan. Rogers comes off his line to clear only as far as Conor Powell but the left back is incapable of lobbing the Sligo netminder.

33'

A Sean O'Connor corner nearly finds its way through the Sligo bodies in the box. It is however only cleared as far as Gary McCabe on the edge of the box but he can't recreate the magic from a couple of minutes ago as he slices well wide.

29'

Yellow Card

Raffaele Cretaro is booked for Sligo Rovers.

27'

GOAL!

Gary McCabe scores for Shamrock Rovers. Great finish from the Shamrock Rovers midfielder as we have our third goal inside 30 minutes. The origional free kick from Sean O'Connor was scooped clear only for the ball to end up at the feet of McCabe. The home sides number 7 then took one touch and smashed past Rogers into the top corner.

23'

Aaron Greene then hits the free kick marginly wide of Murphy's post. Good effort from the Sligo Rovers player

22'

Yellow Card

Murphy is booked for handling outside the box as he lost control of his body when he slid out to gather the ball.

17'

GOAL!

Karl Sheppard scores for Shamrock Rovers. A Conor Powell cross from the left side causes the Sligo defence all sorts of problems. Sean O'Connor is the man that connected with the cross, knocking it down into the path of Ronan Finn who slid the ball to his right allowing Sheppard to slide the ball through the legs of Gary Rogers from six yards out.

14'

The home team now enjoying some nice possession but not making much of it.

9'

Barry Murphy produces a save at full stretch to keep out Seamus Connelly's effort after Shamrock Rovers gifted him possession on the edge of the box. Sloppy play from the Tallaght outfit.

8'

Sligo have certainly started the better of the two sides with the home side struggling to get a foot on the ball but its still end to end stuff here.

4'

Ronan Finn shoots over after Sean O'Connor tries a cheeky corner that finds the midfielder in space on the edge of the box. Great start to this match!

1'

GOAL!

Kieran Djilali scores for Sligo Rovers. 35 seconds was all it took for the away side to take the lead. Cretaro played a through ball almost from the tip off. The mistake came from Conor Powell as his missed the ball allowing Djilali in to score past Barry Murphy who had no chance of stopping the 1v1

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers has kicked off.

0'

The teams have headed back into the dressing rooms with kick off just over five minutes away as the "Ring Of Fire" blasts out around the stadium.

0'

Both sides have made two changes tonight  from the weekends league action. Sligo have brought in Gavin Peers and Aaron Greene while the home side have introduced Barry Murphy and Conor Powell to the starting line up.

0'

The teams should now be along the side of your screens. Both managers have gone with full strength line ups for this cup tie. If the game does finish level we will of course have the standard extratime followed by a penalty shootout. Kick off for tonights game is 8pm but the stadium is still extremly empty so hopefully the fans will start coming in very soon.

0'

Hello and welcome to Tallaght Stadium. My name is Gareth O'Reilly and I will be taking you through tonights proceedings in this EA Sports Cup Quarter Final meeting between Shamrock Rovers and Sligo Rovers. The red Rovers are currently out warming up and I will share the teams with you as soon as I get them. If you want to contact me or Extratime HQ then you can on twitter @gareth_oreilly or @ExtratimeNews



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Sligo Rovers



Shamrock Rovers
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
22Booked: 22'
Conor Powell
Defender
Conor McCormack
61Booked: 61'
Defender
Derek Foran
Defender
Pat Sullivan
Defender
Sean O'Connor
53Booked: 53'
Midfielder
Gary McCabe
27Scored: 27'
71Scored: 71'
86'
86Subbed Off: 86'
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Shane Robinson
Midfielder
Richie Ryan
Midfielder
Karl Sheppard
17Scored: 17'
Forward

Substitutes
Daniel Ledwith
Defender
Shane Fagan
Goalkeeper
David Elebert
Defender
James Chambers
Midfield
Nathan Brown
Defender
Mark Sandford
Forward
Thomas Stewart
86'
86Subbed On: 86'
Forward
Sligo Rovers
Gary Rogers
Goalkeeper
Gavin Peers
Defender
39Booked: 39'
Evan McMillan
Defender 45'
45Subbed Off: 45'
Alan Keane
Defender
Jeff Henderson
Defender
Joseph Ndo
Midfielder
Kieran Djilali
Midfielder
1Scored: 1'
Seamus Conneely
Midfielder
David Cawley
Midfielder
Aaron Greene
Forward
Raffaele Cretaro
Forward
29Booked: 29'
66'
66Subbed Off: 66'

Substitutes
Danny Ventre
Midfield
45Subbed On: 45'
45'
Pascal Millien
Forward
Liam Martin
Midfield
Lee-J Lynch
Midfield
Ciaran Kelly
Goalkeeper
Anthony Elding
Forward
66Subbed On: 66'
66'
82Scored: 82'
Jake Dykes
Defender