If Sligo Rovers beat St. Pat’s today at the Showgrounds, they will be champions. The home side lead the visitors in the table by six points with three games remaining.
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Full-Time: Sligo Rovers 3-2 St Patrick’s Athletic
15.47 – Stephen Alkin describes it as a ‘Cup final atmosphere’ and he’s not wrong. Some fans have been here for over two and a half hours, no doubt looking for something to raise their spirits after last night at the Aviva Stadium.
The match kicks off…
16.08 – What a waste! As Raffaele Cretaro looks for the ball on the other side of the pitch, Quigley shoots straight into the arms of Barry Murphy from the halfway line. True, Murphy was off his line, but Quigley was never going to be able to pull that off.
In the next wave, Gavin Peers heads over the bar when he should have left it for Quigley, who surely would have put his side ahead. Waste.
16.26 – There’s already talk of Vinny Faherty coming on for the Dublin side, who need to get a goal from somewhere soon.
17.25 – After Quigley is brought down in the box (no penalty), an injured Forrester is taken off and replaced by Anthony Flood.
17.31 – Cawley and Ventre combine well and the ball falls to Cretaro, who lumbers his way to a shot that is easily saved by Murphy.
Up the other end, substitute Anto Flood launches an absolute stunner that clips the frame of the Sligo goal! The best chance of the game for quite some time…
17.36 – Penalty for Sligo! The ball strikes the arm of Conor Kenna and Mark Quigley steps up to take it.
The crowd goes quiet…
and Quigley scores!!! Have we just seen the goal that brings the title to Ian Baraclough and Sligo Rovers?
We have four minutes of injury time coming up…
17.43 – Jake Carroll clears the ball after Lee Lynch almost scores for Sligo from a drop ball. Tempers have become frayed, Pat’s are disgusted that the ball didn’t seem to hit the ground before Sligo broke.
Sean O’Connor and Danny Ventre have both been sent-off for dissent. This will leave a poor taste…