Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 10, 2010
Venue: The Showgrounds
Att: Unknown

Gavin Peers 39' -
Scored: 39'


Romauld Boco 45' -
Scored: 45'


Romauld Boco 61' -
Scored: 61'


Eoin Doyle 75' -
Scored: 75'


Scored: 77'
- Gary O'Neill 77'

Scored: 82'
- Kenny Browne 82'

Scored: 90'
- Shaun Williams 90'


Sligo Rovers -v- Sporting Fingal

Thu, Sep 09 2010
Sligo Rovers have the opportunity to leapfrog their Friday night opponents into fourth place with a win at the Showgrounds while Sporting Fingal will look to continue their recent good run of form. (kick off 7.45)

Fingal come into this match on the back of a 0-0 draw at home to reigning league champions Bohemians while Sligo will be looking to put a 1-0 loss away to Shamrock Rovers behind them.

So far this season Sligo have failed to beat any of the top four sides in their last 13 attempts. In the three meetings of the sides two have ended in 1-1 stalemates while Fingal recorded the only win of the miniseries.

For Paul Cook’s men their preparation for this match couldn’t be any worse, Padraig Amond’s move to Portugal has dealt them a serious blow while Romauld Boco picked up an injury while on Intrenational duty and will need assessment before the match. Midfield duo John Dillon and Gary McCabe are also doubts for Friday night while Mauro Almeida and Richard Brush are out for the rest of the season. On a positive note Paul Cook has no suspension worries.

Liam Buckley will make the trip without defender Ger O’Brien while his only other fitness worry comes in the form of is Shane McFaul, missing from last week’s scoreless draw against Bohemians with a bruised foot. He will undergo a pre-match fitness test.

Speaking ahead of the clash Fingal manager Liam Buckley recognised the importance of the clash. “Paul Cook’s Sligo side play a decent brand of football and, like us, always seem to create scoring chances. There are eight league games remaining and this game is important for both teams in the context of chasing European qualification spots. Irrespective of the outcome, though, I’ve no doubt there will points dropped by all the teams in the run-in.”

“I spoke recently about the importance of having a fully fit squad at this point of the campaign, so the loss of Ger O’Brien is a blow. Once we have the bulk of our team available, I’m certain we can finish out the season strongly.”

Sligo Rovers:
Injured: Richard Brush, Mauro Almedia
Doubtful: Romauld Boco, Gary McCabe, John Dillon
Suspended: None

Sporting Fingal:
Injured: Ger O’Brien
Doubltful: Shane McFaul
Suspended: None

Referee: D. Tomney
Extratime.ie Prediction: A 1-1 Draw

Sligo Rovers
Ciaran Kelly
Goalkeeper
Iarfhlaith Davoren
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender
Jim Lauchlan
Defender
Gavin Peers
39Scored: 39'
Defender
Joseph Ndo
Midfielder
John Russell
53Booked: 53'
Midfielder
Richie Ryan
Midfielder
Danny Ventre
Midfielder
Matthew Blinkhorn
Forward
Romauld Boco
45Scored: 45'
61Scored: 61'
Forward

Substitutes
Eoin Doyle
75Scored: 75'
Forward
Derek Foran
Defender
John Gibson
Goalkeeper
Gary McCabe
Midfield
Conor O'Grady
Midfield
Sporting Fingal
Darren Quigley
Goalkeeper
Kenny Browne
Defender
82Scored: 82'
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Brian Gannon
Defender
Shaun Maher
Defender
Conan Byrne
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Alan Kirby
Midfielder
Shaun Williams
Midfielder
90Scored: 90'
Gary O'Neill
Forward
77Scored: 77'
Eamon Zayed
Forward

Substitutes
Ollie Cahill
Midfield
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Glen Crowe
Forward
John Frost
Defender
Colm James
Midfield