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Date: 7:45 p.m. July 13, 2019
Venue: The Showgrounds
Ref:
Att: 2.050
TV: eirSport

Romeo Parkes 17' -
Peno Miss: 17'


Dante Leverock 87' -
Red: 87'



League Report: Sligo Rovers 0 - 0 Waterford

Sun, Jul 14 2019

The Showgrounds Credit: John Doyle

Gareth Cloono reports from The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers and Waterford played out a scoreless draw in The Showgrounds on Saturday night – in the only Premier Division game this week due to League of Ireland teams playing in Europe.

The Bit O’Red came into this encounter on the back of a win against UCD and draw against Shamrock Rovers but were going to be pushed against a Waterford side needing the win. 

It all started positive for the home team with Kris Twardek picking out some great passes but Romeo Parkes could just not finish when he received the final ball. Waterford meanwhile pressed in midfield with striker Declan O’Halloran testing Sligo Rovers keeper Edward McGinty

Mostly through the first half it was pretty even steven until Waterford’s Kevin Lynch brought down Parkes in the Waterford box which resulted in a spot kick. Parks stepped up but Matthew Connor saved the penalty with Kyle Mc Fadden clearing the danger.

Coming up to half time Devante Leverock received a yellow for a tackle on Waterford’s Tommy Holland. The resulting set piece was saved by McGinty to keep the game scoreless at the break.

Defensive as Waterford were in the early stages of the second half, they looked to make the most of the set pieces that came their way. However Liam Buckley’s Sligo side very unfortunate not to convert one of a number of chances that came their way.

The Waterford backline looked uneasy and required Maxim Kougan to rescue them on occasions even if it was an expense of a corner. 

Just before the hour mark Waterford had a great chance with Corey Galvin being put through but he couldn’t convert with the ball going out for a Rovers goal kick. 

Five minutes from time a terrible high tackle on Rory Feely saw Leverock red carded by referee Rob Harvey to leave Sligo Rovers with 10 men for the remainder of the match. 

Twardek showed some great skill on the left wing late on when he beat three different players in one go. However the ball ran too far and the Blues defence put the ball out for a throw. 

Speaking after the game Liam Buckley took the positives from the performance ahead of their trip to Derry next week. 

“It was good to pick some points in this part of the season,” said Buckley. 

“We are troubled with injuries and I’m sick to death of hearing about injuries but we are doing okay. We have no point to prove in the Brandywell on Friday and we hope to get a result and it will be tough.”

Sligo Rovers: Edward McGinty, Kyle McFadden, Dante Leverock, Daryl Fordyce (John Russell 56), John Dunleavy, Ronan Coughlan (Sam Warde), David Cawley, Ronan Murray (John Mahon 88), Romeo Parkes, Kris Twardek. 

Subs not used: Luke McNicholas, Brian Morley, Liam Kerrigan, Scott Lynch.

Booked: Dante Leverock (22 & 85).

Sent Off: Dante Leverock (85).

Waterford: Matthew Connor, Kevin Lynch (George Poynton 53), Maxim Kouogun, Shane Duggan, Kenny Brown, Dean O’Halloran (William Fitzgerald 72), Micheal O’Connor, JJ Lunney, Tommy Holland, Rory Feely.

Subs not used: Colm Whelan, Dean Walsh, Paul Martin, John Martin

Booked: Tommy Holland (71).

Referee: Robert Harvey

Attendance: 2,050

Extratime.ie Man Of The Match: Dean O’Halloran (Waterford) 

 

 

 


Sligo Rovers
Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
Kyle McFadden
Defender
Dante Leverock
21Booked: 21'
87Sent off: 87'
Defender
Daryl Fordyce
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Defender
John Dunleavy
Defender
Rónán Coughlan
57'
57Subbed Off: 57'
Defender
David Cawley
Defender
Ronan Murray
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Defender
Romeo Parkes
17Peno Miss: 17'
Defender
Kris Twardek
Defender

Substitutes
Luke McNicholas
Goalkeeper
John Mahon
88'
88Subbed On: 88'
Defender
Liam Kerrigan
Midfield
Brian Morley
Midfield
John Russell
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Midfield
Sam Warde
57'
57Subbed On: 57'
Midfield
Waterford
Matthew Connor
Goalkeeper
Kevin Lynch
Defender 53'
53Subbed Off: 53'
Maxim Kouogun
Defender
Shane Duggan
Defender
Kenny Browne
Defender
Dean O'Halloran
Midfielder 72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Michael O'Connor
Midfielder
JJ Lunney
Midfielder
Tom Holland
Midfielder
Rory Feely
Midfielder
Cory Galvin
Forward

Substitutes
Colm Whelan
Forward
Dean Walsh
Forward
George Poynton
Midfield
53Subbed On: 53'
53'
John Martin
Forward
Paul Martin
Goalkeeper