2 - 0
FT

Walter Figueira 17' -
Scored: 17'


Jordan Gibson 59' -
Peno Scored: 59'



League Report: Sligo Rovers 2 – 0 Longford Town

Fri, May 21 2021

Jordan Gibson scored for Sligo Rovers with a spot kick Credit: Ben Whitley

Goals in each half from Walter Figueira and Jordan Gibson, from the penalty spot, saw Sligo Rovers inflict another defeat on Longford Town and in doing so they moved to within two points of league leaders Shamrock Rovers.

Figueira’s goal came somewhat against the run of play on 17 minutes while the penalty that was awarded to Sligo just before the hour mark appeared harsh; it was more ball to hand, than hand to ball. Gibson made no mistake putting away the spot-kick.

It was another performance where Town created chances but just couldn’t put them away. They’ve won just one game this season; at home to Derry City on the opening night of the season. 

The visitors settled into the game quickly and had the better of the chances in the opening quarter and they really should’ve put them away. On six minutes Rob Manley picked the ball up, turned and his shot just went over the bar.

Minutes later Lewis Banks hit his shot straight at Town ‘keeper Mick Kelly. Dylan Grimes came close to breaking the deadlock on 12 minutes; Manley played the ball back to Grimes but his effort went just inches over.

On 17 minutes the home side broke the deadlock when Figueira’s excellent strike beat Kelly. Sligo had half chances after that while Aaron Dobbs headed over the bar from a Grimes corner on 34 minutes and just before the break Sligo goalkeeper Ed McGinty had to be alert from another Grimes corner.

On 57 minutes the home side were awarded a penalty when the ball bounced up and hit Paddy Kirk’s hand, referee Ben Connolly pointed to the spot and Gibson put the ball past Kelly.

Town tried to get back into the game and despite having possession they failed to create anything that would trouble McGinty in the Sligo goal.

A free from Aodh Dervin was easily saved by the Sligo netminder and minutes later a Grimes free was headed clear by John Mahon.

Gibson should’ve done better with his shot in the second minute of stoppage time while right at the end Romeo Parkes came close to grabbing a third goal for Sligo but his strike just whizzed over the crossbar.

Sligo Rovers: Ed McGinty; Colm Horgan (Shane Blaney 77), Garry Buckley, John Mahon, Robbie McCourt; Ryan De Vries (Romeo Parkes 64), Niall Morohan, Lewis Banks, Jordan Gibson; Johnny Kenny (Regan Donelon 80); Water Figueira.

Subs not used: Richard Brush (gk), Mark Byrne, Cillian Heaney, Scott Lynch, Peter Maguire, John Russell.

Booked: Ryan DeVries (63), Niall Morohan (87), Jordan Gibson (88).

Longford Town: Mick Kelly; Shane Elworthy (Karl Chambers 57), Aaron O’Driscoll, Joe Manley, Paddy Kirk; Dylan Grimes, Aaron Robinson (Aaron Bolger 65), Aodh Dervin, Callum Thompson (Conor Davis 74); Aaron Dobbs, Rob Manley (Sam Verdon 74).

Subs not used: Lee Steacy (gk), Dean Byrne, Mick McDonnell, Matthew O’Brien, Dean Zambra.

Referee: Ben Connolly 

Extratime.com player of the match: Garry Buckley (Sligo Rovers)


Sligo
WJuly 3, 2021
Longford 0 - 1 Sligo
LJuly 8, 2021
FH 1 - 0 Sligo
LJuly 15, 2021
Sligo 1 - 2 FH
LJuly 18, 2021
Waterford 1 - 0 Sligo
LJuly 25, 2021
Sligo 2 - 3 Cork
Edward McGinty 1
Goalkeeper
Garry Buckley 26
Defender
Lewis Banks 2
Defender
Colm Horgan 3
Defender
John Mahon 21
Defender
Robbie McCourt 5
Defender
Jordan Gibson 7
Peno Scored: 59'
Booked: 88'
Midfielder
Niall Morahan 8
Booked: 87'
Midfielder
Walter Figueira 10
Scored: 17'
Forward
Ryan De Vries 9
Booked: 63'
Forward
Johnny Kenny 24
Forward

Substitutes
Regan Donelon 3
Defender
Mark Byrne 12
Midfield
Richard Brush 30
Goalkeeper
Shane Blaney 14
Midfield
Cillian Heaney
Forward
Scott Lynch 23
Defender
Peter Maguire 33
Defender
Romeo Parkes 27
Forward
John Russell 18
Midfield
Longford
LJuly 3, 2021
Longford 0 - 1 Sligo
DJuly 10, 2021
Longford 1 - 1 Drogheda
DJuly 18, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 Longford
WJuly 24, 2021
Bangor 0 - 5 Longford
LJuly 31, 2021
Longford 0 - 2 Derry
30 Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
2 Shane Elworthy
Defender
3 Patrick Kirk
Defender
22 Joseph Manley
Defender
12 Aaron O'Driscoll
Defender
7 Dylan Grimes
Midfielder
16 Aodh Dervin ©
Midfielder
4 Aaron Robinson
Midfielder
11 Callum Thompson
Midfielder
9 Aaron Dobbs
Forward
8 Rob Manley
Forward

Substitutes
25 Conor Davis
Forward
19 Karl Chambers
Forward
20 Dean Byrne
Forward
14 Aaron Bolger
Midfield
5 Michael McDonnell
Midfield
17 Matthew O'Brien
Midfield
1 Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
10 Sam Verdon
Forward
6 Dean Zambra
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 21, 2021

Venue: The Showgrounds

Referee: Ben Connolly

Attendance: Unknown

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