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Date: 7:45 p.m. June 24, 2016
Venue: The Showgrounds
Att: 1,232


League Report: Sligo Rovers 0 - 0 Bray Wanderers

Sat, Jun 25 2016

Credit: Al Robinson

This will go down as a missed opportunity for both sides as Sligo Rovers and Bray Wanderers played out a 0-0 draw at the Showgrounds.

 

For Sligo, it will be looked upon as two points dropped at home and a missed chance to further distance themselves from the relegation battle their opponents are heavily involved in. For Bray, they passed up a golden opportunity to draw level on points with tenth placed Wexford Youths who themselves were beaten 1-0 (by Derry City) on the same night.

 

Johnny Russell had the first shot of note after four minutes, but his strike from 30 yards never looked like troubling Peter Cherrie in the Wanderers goal. Four minutes later, Dylan Connolly had Bray's first effort after cutting in from the left, but Micheal Schlingermann held onto the effort well.

 

After his early attempt, Russell was in the mood for the Bit O'Red. In the 34th minute, he crossed for Jimmy Keohane who couldn't test Cherrie with his header. Three minutes later, Russell had another pop himself, again missing the target with a half-volley from the edge of the penalty area.

 

Just one shot on target from both sides in the first-half told its own story and it took until the 52nd minute for their to be a second one – Keohane forcing Cherrie into his first save of the night with a low attempt at goal. 60 seconds later, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling teed up Kieran Sadlier who could only put his effort wide of the post.

 

It was Schlingermann's 150th career appearance and the Sligo 'keeper needed to be alert to keep out Ryan Brennan in the 56th minute. Bray striker Andrew Lewis could only put the follow-up wide of the target.

 

The second half was threatening to provide a goal, with Liam Martin beating two men on the right wing before shooting over the bar in the 60th minute. Sadlier hit the wall with a free-kick attempt eight minutes later and Craig Roddan was next to have a pop for Sligo, his shot from distance on 75 minutes well held by Cherrie.

 

Bray weren't keen to just hold on for a point, though, with Connolly's swerving effort in the 77th minute pushed away by Schlingermann. Play raced back up the other end and two minutes later substitute Phillip Roberts fired inches wide of Cherrie's post.

 

Sligo Rovers: Mícheál Schlingermann; Mick Leahy, Regan Donelon, Gary Boylan, Tobi Adebayo-Rowling, Jimmy Keohane, Jordan Richards, Craig Roddan, John Russell, Kieran Sadlier (Jaanai Gordon, 80); Liam Martin (Philip Roberts, 69).

 

Subs not used: Ciaran Nugent (GK), Chris Lyons, Tim Clancy, Gary Armstrong, Michael Place.

Yellow Cards:  Richards (44), Russell (63), Adebayo-Rowling (64),  Roddan (71), Keohane (85).

 

 

Bray Wanderers: Peter Cherrie; Alan McNally, Conor Kenna, Sean Harding, Hugh Douglas; Mark Salmon, Karl Moore, Dylan Connolly, Ryan Brennan; Gareth McDonagh, Andrew Lewis (Dean Kelly, 78).

Subs not used: Aaron Shanahan (GK), Ger Pender, Jason Marks, Alan Byrne, Kieran Butler, Daniel Blackbyrne.

Yellow Cards: Douglas (16), Moore (26), McDonagh (38), Salmon (67),  Kenna (86).

 

 

Referee: Ray Matthews.

Attendance: 1,232.

Extratime Man of the Match: Michael Schlingermann (Sligo Rovers).


Sligo Rovers
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Mick Leahy
Defender
Regan Donelon
Defender
Gary Boylan
Defender
Tobi Adebayo-Rowling
Defender
Jimmy Keohane
Midfielder
Jordan Richards
Midfielder
Craig Roddan
Midfielder
John Russell
Midfielder
Kieran Sadlier
Midfielder
Liam Martin
Forward

Substitutes
Ciaran Nugent
Goalkeeper
Chris Lyons
Forward
Jaanai Gordon
Forward
Tim Clancy
Defender
Gary Armstrong
Forward
Mikey Place
Midfield
Philip Roberts
Forward
Bray Wanderers
Peter Cherrie
Goalkeeper
Alan McNally
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Sean Harding
Defender
Hugh Douglas
Defender
Mark Salmon
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
Dylan Connolly
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
Gareth McDonagh
Forward
Andrew Lewis
Forward

Substitutes
Ger Pender
Forward
Jason Marks
Defender
Dean Kelly
Forward
Alan Byrne
Defender
Kieran Butler
Defender
Daniel Blackbyrne
Defender
Aaron Shanahan
Goalkeeper