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Date: 3 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010
Venue: Tallaght Stadium
Att: Unknown

Thomas Stewart 13' -
Scored: 13'


Chris Turner 64' -
Peno Miss: 64'


Scored: 87'
- Gary O'Neill 87'

Scored: 89'
- Glen Crowe 89'

Live Updates for Shamrock Rovers -v- Sporting Fingal

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93'

FULL TIME!

It's all over. It's hard to know what to say. High drama here, but of the most brutal kind. Bohemians are now top of the table and there are just two games left.

91'
Tallaght stadium is in shock. Rovers missed chance after chance to extend their lead and now it all looks to have come back to haunt them. There are a couple of minutes of added time left but Rovers are out on their feet. They won't get this one back.

90'
There will be three minutes of added time.

89'

GOAL!

Oh the humanity! This is like watching the Hindenburg disaster. While the Hoops were still clearly in shock Alan Kirby played a ball to Ronan Finn. He found Glen Crowe and his shot deflected off Aidan Price and into the back of the Rovers net. Unbelievable!

87'

GOAL!

Disaster for Rovers!! A high ball from Fingal skipped off the top of Stephen Rice's head and fell at the feet of Aidan Price. He had so much time and space but the Rovers centre back hesitated, waiting for Alan Mannus to come and collect. Gary O'Neill took advantage and nipped in to scoop the ball over Mannus. A horror show!

85'
Conan Byrne whips in a corner which Alan Mannus palms clear. Five minutes to go here and be a massive five minutes in the 2010 Premier Division title race.

81'

Substitution

Fingal Sub - Ollie Cahill replaces full back Lorcan Fitzgerald. Liam Buckley is really going for this.

80'
Billy Dennehy outpaces Kenny Browne but his cross towards the lurking figure of Gary Twigg is overhit.

79'
Glen Crowe flicks a ball to Ronan Finn who, in turn, finds Lorcan Fitzgerald. But the full back skews his shot wide.

77'
Shaun Williams headed clearance from an Enda Stevens ball falls to Billy Dennehy but he fires wide of Fingal's goal.

75'

Substitution

Fingal Sub - Alan Kirby is on in place of Colin Hawkins. An attacking move from Liam Buckley.

68'

Yellow Card

Rovers full back Enda Stevens is booked.

66'
A long ball from Enda Stevens sets Gary Twigg away. His ball falls to Thomas Stewart but Clarke is well positioned and saves.

64'

Yellow Card

Brendan Clarke is booked for the challenge on Turner.

64'

MISSED PENO!

Chris Turner's plants his penalty firmly onto the Fingal crossbar. The ball loops up and away to the horror of everyone in green and white. Rovers have had so many chances to finish this game.

63'
PENALTY for Rovers. Chris Turner played a one-two with Thomas Stewart and then tumbled over the challenge of Fingal 'keeper Brendan Clarke. It was one of those penalties that is justifiable, but clearly engineered.

62'
A promising Fingal attack there. Ronan Finn to Gary O'Neill to Conan Byrne but the eventual cross is cleared.

60'
A Shaun Williams free kick for Sporting is well saved by Alan Mannus.

51'
Thomas Stewart plays Billy Dennehy in behind the Fingal defence but, rather than shoot, Dennehy tried to find Stewart again. Colin Hawkins and Kenny Browne got back to block. A great chance wasted.

47'
A great chance for Gary Twigg there. He got himself one-on-one with Brendan Clarke but hit his shot straight at the 'keeper.

46'

Second Half

No changes by either side during the break and the second half is underway.

45'
Craig Sives lines himself up to blast goalwards from a well delivered corner kick but Fingal's Lorcan Fitzgerald flings his body in the way of the ball.

45'

Half Time

It's 1-0 to Shamrock Rovers at half time but Sporting have shown enough to suggest that this is by no means a safe game for the Hoops.

44'
Another header wide for Fingal. Shaun Williams again from another excellent Conan Byrne cross.

41'
Handball by Chris Turner on the edge of the Rovers box but referee Declan Hanney decides that it is 'ball to hand' and waves play on.

38'
Rovers have a free kick from 40 yards or so out, but James Chambers' strike is taken easily by Brendan Clarke.

35'
Shaun Williams feeds Conan Byrne and his cross is deflected wide for a corner. More Fingal pressure. The Rovers defence are looking distinctly nervous.

32'
A great cross from Ger O'Brien is put out for a corner kick to Sporting Fingal.

32'
Another Fingal corner is delivered by Conan Byrne and Shaun Williams' header is JUST over the Rovers bar.

31'
O'Neill's free is worked to Conan Byrne on the right but his cross is over hit.

30'
At the half hour mark Shamrock Rovers have had the better opportunities and they have been the ones applying most of the pressure. But Fingal's Gary O'Neill has a free kick now in a dangerous central position.

24'
Rice's next throw is fired into the box again and this time it comes to James Chambers on the edge of the box, but his shot is over the crossbar.

23'
A long throw from Stephen Rice whistles into the Fingal area. Craig Sives heads on to Billy Dennehy but Quigley in the Fingal goal is there to punch out for another throw.

20'
Fingal defender Kenny Browne loses possession to Thomas Stewart who picks out Gary Twigg with a cross. But the Scottish striker's shot is high and over.

17'
As it stands, Rovers will go back on top and Sporting's hopes for European qualification will be severely damaged.

15'
Fingal attack with a corner from Conan Byrne. Kenny Browne is onto it at the back post but can't get full contact on it. Chance gone.

13'

GOAL!

Rovers take the lead through Thomas Stewart! Gary Twigg broke into the box, but rather than shoot he passed across to Stewart who slid the ball into an unguarded net from close range.

10'
It's been a good start to this game. Both sides have had opportunities. Currently James Chambers is having a word with the referee after he fouled was pulled up for a foul on Lorcan Fitzgerald.

7'
Oh what a chance! Conan Byrne plays a ball across the Rovers box which finds the feet of Glen Crowe. But the Fingal striker fluffs his chance. He really should have scored.

4'
A long ball from Colin Hawkins has a bit too much pace on it and Alan Mannus in the Shamrock Rovers goal collects.

2'
A great cross from James chambers into the Fingal box where Gary Twigg cushions a header into space. But it is a Fingal boot that reaches it first.

0'
Hello from Tallaght Stadium, Simon O'Gorman here and I will be updating you on this crucial clash! The team line-ups are now available.

0'
We're still waiting for the teams to come out for what is a huge game here. Shamrock Rovers will need a point at least to go back to the top of the table and Sporting need a win to keep alive their challenge for a European spot.

0'
The teams are out, as is Hooperman. It's handshakes all around from the big guy.

0'
We are having a minute silence here in Tallaght before kick off, which will be in a few moments.



Photo Gallery for Shamrock Rovers -v- Sporting Fingal



Shamrock Rovers
Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
Aidan Price
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Craig Sives 4
Defender
Enda Stevens
68Booked: 68'
Defender
Stephen Rice 6
Midfielder
Billy Dennehy 20
Midfielder
James Chambers
Midfielder
Chris Turner 18
64Peno Miss: 64'
Midfielder
Thomas Stewart
13Scored: 13'
Forward
Gary Twigg 9
Forward

Substitutes
Danny Murphy
Defender
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfield
Pat Jennings
Goalkeeper
Neale Fenn
Manager
Stephen Bradley
Manager
Sporting Fingal
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
64Booked: 64'
Kenny Browne
Defender
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
Colin Hawkins
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Conan Byrne
Midfielder
Ronan Finn
Midfielder
Shane McFaul
Midfielder
Shaun Williams
Midfielder
Glen Crowe
Forward
89Scored: 89'
Gary O'Neill
Forward
87Scored: 87'

Substitutes
Ollie Cahill
Midfield
Brian Gannon
Defender
Alan Kirby
Midfield
Darren Quigley
Goalkeeper
Keith Quinn
Midfield