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Date: 7:45 p.m. June 18, 2011
Venue: The Showgrounds
Att: Unknown

Raffaele Cretaro 44' -
Scored: 44'


Eoin Doyle 45' -
Scored: 45'


Daryl Horgan 67' -
Scored: 67'


Raffaele Cretaro 82' -
Scored: 82'


Live Updates for Sligo Rovers -v- UCD

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93'

FULL TIME!

The final whistle blows and the teams head to the dressing rooms. A good win for Sligo putting them on 33 points and right back in the mix. UCD will need to find consistency, the first forty minutes for the Students was promising but the opening goals certainly took the wind out of their performance.

90'
Stoppage time is being played out at strolling pace as Richie Ryan conducts from his familiar role. It is no coincidence the turn of fortunes for the Bit O'Red coincided with the enforcement of the Sligo captains play on the encounter. The centre midfielder was in charge of the second half.

90'
There will be three minutes added time here at teh Showgrounds.

88'
The wind has been taken out of UCD's sails in this second half. Sligo came tearing out of the blocks and put this fixture to bed before the Students could get a sniff of a comeback.

84'

Substitution

Darren Meenan is replaced by another debutant, this time in the UCD squad, Eoin Roche.

82'

Substitution

No chance of the match ball for Cretaro as he is replaced by by debutant Kevin Devaney

82'

GOAL!

Cretaro gets his second of the night after cutting in from the left, he curled the ball around Barron with a sweet right foot finish. Great finish, the goal of the game.

76'

Substitution

Danny Ledwith is also replaced, by Robbie Benson

76'

Substitution

Dean Marshall is replaced by Sean Russell in the UCD ranks.

73'
Attendance tonight in the Showgrounds is 1,567

68'

Yellow Card

UCD 'keeper Ger Barron is booked.

67'

GOAL!

From the resultant corner, Horgan with hos forst touch send the ball t the net directly from the corner flag, a feat I'm lead to believe he has mastered since his days in Salthill Devon.

67'
Richie Ryan gets space in the midfield before he fed Cretaro who returns the pass to the captain, his first time shot is parried over the crossbar by Barron.

66'

Substitution

Daryl Horgan replaces John Dillon, A mistake made on behalf of this reporter, John Dillon was the starting John tonight. Apologies to the avid John Dillon supporters and to John Dillon himself.

65'

Substitution

John Russell does indeed make his way to the pitch in place of Joseph Ndo

65'
A neat one two between Rusk and Ledwith almost sets the former away but Danny Ventre gets across to snuff out the attack for Sligo and their dominance resumes.

64'
A lull as Sligo take their foot off the gas but the play is still predominantly in the UCD half.

60'
Russell shoots wide this time when Doyle was better placed with a run off the defenders shoulder, Russell is getting a bit of flack just now for taking his time about decisions, but Sligo are still in the ascendancy.

60'
Russell shoots wide from 25 yards after beating a defender with a neat shimmy. Sligo are pulling all the strings now.

53'
Sligo are playing in their usual fashion and are passing the ball around with real purpose. Captain Ryan almost ripples the net with a delightful lob that just clips Barrons crossbar.

50'
Eion Doyle comes close to doubling his tally and getting a third for Sligo after rising to meet Russells deep cross but his header goes over.

47'
Ndo tries speculative effort for the hosts from 40 yards after winning the ball with a sliding tackle but the ball sails high and wide.

45'

Second Half

UCD get the second half underway with it all to do.

45'

Half Time

The halftime whistle blows and Sligo have opened up a considerable lead. A poor start forgotten the Bit O'Red head in two goal to the good against the Students.

45'

GOAL!

Eoin Doyle doubles the lead in first half injury time. Ndo's corner is headed goalward by Jason McGuinness but parried by Barron into the lap of Doyle who couldn't miss from 3 yards. A great end to the half for the Bit O'Red.

45'
Creataro tries to return the compliment to Greene but the makeshift left back can't beat Barron from a tight angle. Sligo have been spurred on by that goal.

44'

GOAL!

Finally Sligo string a move together and Cretaro finishes off. Ryan lifted the ball over the right midfield where Greene collected before beating the right fullback and crossing where Cretaro was on had to slot home. Good move.

40'
A lull in play as both sides only serve to cancel each other out. Lots of talking to do in the Sligo dressing room at half time, but why can't UCD perform like this at home?

35'
Paul Cook is like a demon on the sideline as his Sligo side lack the usual verve attributed to their play, the students can be very happy with their play thus far with ten minutes left in the half.

32'
John Dillon has an effort at Barron's goal blocked after cutting in from the left onto his right boot.

29'
Eoin Doyle pulls the trigger from the free kick but Barron easily saves low into his body.

28'
Ryan has one a dangerous free kick for the hosts from 25 yards from the UCD goal.

27'
Danny Ledwith has a shot easily saved from 25 yards for the Students after dispossessing Ndo. He should have slipped Rusk through for a gilt edged opportunity at Clarkes net.

24'
Joseph Ndo too is uncharacteristically out of sorts and has made numerous mistakes in centre field for Sligo. The Students look dangerous everytime they break down a Sligo moves and aren't afraid to string a few intricate moves together themselves.

23'
Alan Kirby's snap shot from the edge of the box drags wide after Eion Doyle looked to cause problem for the UCD defence, a poor effort with the goalframe well within striking distance.

19'
Rusk almost gets the opener again for the Students as the Sligo defence backed off and allowed him to shoot, Brendan Clarke in the Sligo goal gathered the ball at the second time of asking.

17'
Richie Ryan has been quiet so far for the Bit O'Red, usually the source of their enterprising play, his performance thus far is reflective of this nervy start for the hosts.

15'
The Students almost catch Rovers on the break with a clever move through the middle ending with an effort for Graham Rusk, the forward attempted to bend the ball around defender and keeper into the far top corner but managed to beat the post too. Great chance to snatch an early lead for the visitors.

14'
Sligo are attempting to get into a passing groove but as of yet the play is predominantly on the periphery of the UCD danger area.

10'
Rovers are starting to find there passing game now and Doyle almost gets a foot on the end of John Dillons cross, but he ball was at an awkward height and the Students clear.

7'
Eion Doyle has a long effort well saved by Barron in the UCD goal who has ceded goal kicking duties to centre half David O'Connor

6'
UCD are pressurising the home side well in the opening period.

1'
We understand that Aaron Greene has reverted to left back for the Bit O'Red with Rafael Cretaro lining up on the left side of a five man midfield.

0'

GAME ON!

Hello and welcome to the Showgrounds for tonights game. Sligo are tipping off.



Photo Gallery for Sligo Rovers -v- UCD



Sligo Rovers
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Danny Ventre
Defender
Jason McGuinness
Defender
Alan Keane
Defender
Aaron Greene
Defender
Richie Ryan
Midfielder
Joseph Ndo
Midfielder
Alan Kirby
Midfielder
John Dillon
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
44Scored: 44'
82Scored: 82'
Midfielder
Eoin Doyle
45Scored: 45'
Forward

Substitutes
John Russell
Midfield
Mark McGoldrick
Midfield
Ciaran Kelly
Goalkeeper
Daryl Horgan
67Scored: 67'
Midfield
Derek Foran
Defender
Kevin Devaney
Midfield
Matthew Blinkhorn
Forward
UCD
Ger Barron
Goalkeeper
68Booked: 68'
David O'Connor
Defender
Ciaran Nangle
Defender
Sean Harding
Defender
Tomás Boyle
Defender
Paul O'Conor
Midfielder
Darren Meenan
Midfielder
Dean Marshall
Midfielder
Daniel Ledwith
Midfielder
Paul Corry
Midfielder
Graham Rusk
Forward

Substitutes
Eoin Roche
Midfield
Cillian Morrison
Forward
John Kelly
Goalkeeper
James Kavanagh
Midfield
Robbie Benson
Midfield
Samir Belhout
Midfield
Sean Russell
Midfield