Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 7, 2016
Venue: The Showgrounds
Att: 1,536

Raffaele Cretaro 23' -
Scored: 23'


Jordan Richards 35' -
Scored: 35'


Liam Martin 43' -
Scored: 43'


Jaanai Gordon 83' -
Scored: 83'


Scored: 49'
- Danny Furlong 49'


League Report: Sligo Rovers 4 - 1 Wexford Youths

Sun, May 08 2016

Credit: John Doyle

Sligo Rovers dominated Wexford Youths on a miserable night at the Showgrounds to win 4-1, making it three wins in a row for the Bit O’ Red.

 

It was the visitors who had the first meaningful chance of the game when they threatened the Sligo goal.

 

This was a wake up call for Sligo as they proceeded to tear in the Youths and their pressure was rewarded as they scored three goals in the first 45 minutes with Raffaele Cretaro, Jordan Richards and Liam Martin on target.

 

Sligo's first chance of the game came after five minutes when Cretaro's header was met by Martin and his effort was cleared by a Youths defender.

 

A minute later, Martin had another effort on goal when his shot fizzed across the box and just wide. On 12 minutes Martin had another effort saved by Youths keeper Graham Doyle.

 

After 13 minutes it was Youths' chance to attack and Danny Furlong forced Sligo goalkeeper Michael Schlingermann in to his first save of the game.

 

Four minutes later Jimmy Keohane broke in to the Youths box but his effort was deflected wide. John Russell then had a shot saved by Doyle from 30 yards.

 

The first goal of the night was scored when Raffaele Cretaro collected Jordan Richards' ball, broke in to the box and easily beat Youths keeper Doyle.

 

At the other end, a Chris Kenny header forced Schlingermann in to an easy save.

 

Richards got his second goal for the Bit O'Red when he broke in to the box, wriggled past a couple of Youths players and slotted the ball in to the left hand corner of the goal.

 

Youths forced another great save from Michael Schlingermann as Andy Mulligan shot after mistakes from both Regan Donolen and Jimmy Keohane.

 

Sligo continued to press and got their reward on 43 minutes when Liam Martin collected a Jimmy Keohane ball and easily beat Doyle with a shot in to the top left hand corner of the Youths' goal.

 

Sligo started the second half as they finished the first but were caught out on 50 minutes when a speculative Danny Furlong shot took Michael Schlingermann by surprise and rolled in to the back of the Sligo goal.

 

The setback didn't put Sligo off their stride. Raffaele Cretaro collected a John Russell pass and forced a save from Doyle.

 

Russell again was the supplier on 59 minutes when his pass in to the box to Jaanai Gordon but he blasted his shot over the bar. Russell was in the thick of it again after 62 minutes when his ball eventually was met by Cretaro but he shot was saved by Doyle.

 

Sligo had to wait until the 83rd minute for the fourth goal. Some smart play between Rodden and Cretaro on the left hand side of the pitch allowed Jaani Gordon to score his first goal for the Bit O'Red, easing fans' fears of any potential come back from Youths.

 

Sligo Rovers: Michael Schlingermann, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Regan Donelon, Michael Leahy, Gary Boylan, Jimmy Keohane, Craig Rodden (C), John Russell (Phil Roberts 86), Jordan Richards (Jaanai Gordan 46), Liam Martin, Raffaele Cretaro (Kieran Sadlier 88)

Subs not used: Ciaran Nugent, Chris Lyons, Mikey Place, Gary Armstrong

 

Wexford Youths: Graham Doyle (C), Craig Mc Cabe, John Bonnor, Gary Delaney, Daniel Ledwith, Stephen Last, Chris Kenny (Shane Dunne 79), Andy Mulligan, Eric Molloy, Paul Murphy, Danny Furlong

Subs not used: Aiden Friel, Connor O'Keefe, John Peare, Conor Whittle, Matthew Connor, Ryan Delaney

 

Referee: Anthony Buttimer

Attendance: 1,536.

Extratime.ie Player Of The Match: Raffaele Cretaro

 

 

Shelbourne Ladies kept up their fight for a first Women’s National League Title with an impressive 5-1 victory against Cork City Women at Morton Stadium.


Sligo Rovers
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Mick Leahy
Defender
Regan Donelon
67Booked: 67'
Defender
Gary Boylan
Defender
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Defender
Liam Martin
43Scored: 43'
Midfielder
Jimmy Keohane
Midfielder
Jordan Richards
35Scored: 35'
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Midfielder
Craig Roddan
Midfielder
John Russell
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Midfielder
Raffaele Cretaro
23Scored: 23'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
Ciaran Nugent
Goalkeeper
Chris Lyons
Forward
Jaanai Gordon
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
83Scored: 83'
Forward
Gary Armstrong
Forward
Mikey Place
Midfield
Philip Roberts
88'
88Subbed On: 88'
Forward
Kieran Sadlier
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Midfield
Wexford
Graham Doyle
Goalkeeper
Gary Delaney
Defender
86Booked: 86'
Stephen Last
Defender
Daniel Ledwith
Defender
Craig McCabe
Defender
Jonny Bonner
Midfielder
Chris Kenny
Midfielder 82'
82Subbed Off: 82'
Eric Molloy
Midfielder
Andy Mulligan
Midfielder
Danny Furlong
Forward
49Scored: 49'
Paul Murphy
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
Ryan Delaney
Defender
Shane Dunne
Midfield
82Subbed On: 82'
82'
Aidan Friel
Defender
Conor O'Keeffe
Defender
John Peare
Midfield
Conor Whittle
Defender