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Johnny Kenny 51' -
Scored: 51'


Live Updates for Sligo Rovers -v- Finn Harps

90' + 4'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps.

90' + 4'

Less than a minute now and a n error by Sadiki offers Sligo a corner which might see them to the final whistle.

90'

There will be four added minutes.

90'

Very close to an equaliser at the death as Harps break rapidly from their own corner flag. The ball is swept forwards via Coyle and Folan before a ball is whipped into the centre and sub Sean Boyd is prevented from poking the ball in by top defending from Robbie McCourt.

88'

A frustrating finish for Harps. The effort and determination is still there but they're lacking the quality at the top end of the pitch. When Barry McNamee is sending the through balls into the area and you need Barry McNamee to be on the end of them.

86'

Just five minutes left for Harps to try and get something from this game.

84'

Substitution

Sean Boyd (in) - Will Seymore (out) (Finn Harps).

84'

Substitution

Stephen Folan (in) - Karl O'Sullivan (out) (Finn Harps).

82'

A good spell of pressure from Sligo, initialy going down the home side's left flank, but ending with Gibson firing over the Harps bar from the edge of the box.

78'

Substitution

David Cawley (in) - Romeo Parkes (out) (Sligo Rovers).

76'

Some loevly flowing football now as the game opens up even further. Maybe it's that bit of fatigue that makes the press impossible to maintain, but both teams are now weaving some nice patterns.

73'

Sligo have time on the ball now, something that just didn't happen in the first half. They are dominating the play and fully deserve their lead. 

70'

Substitution

Ryan Shanley (in) - Mark Russell (out) (Finn Harps).

70'

Substitution

Stephen Doherty (in) - Ethan Boyle (out) (Finn Harps).

68'

Jordan Gibson is starting to torment the Harps defence now. The game has swung decisively towards Sligo, and not just on the scoreboard.

66'

Another shot on target from Figueira but he probably should have done better that he did. He worked the space well on the edge of the box but the shot curled in towards McGinley and the Harps keeper didn't have to do much to get behind it.

64'

Another chance for Sligo as Figueira gets a shot in the McGinley is forced to save with his feet.

63'

Sligo should be two up! Wonderful play by Jordan Gibson, skipping past three Harps players before slipping Kenny into space to the right of the Harps goal. Kenny drilled a low ball across the box but Figueira can't get on the end of it.

61'

Just past the hour mark now and it's been a better game in the second half. There's a greater flow to the game and more promise in the forward play of both teams.

59'

Will Seymore picks up a ball about 3o yards from the Sligo goal and knocks a decent shot wide of McGinty's goal. Harps look more dangerous since Owolabi came on for Adam foley.

55'

Substitution

Tunde Owolabi (in) - Adam Foley (out) (Finn Harps).

51'

Yellow Card

David Webster (Finn Harps) is booked for some afters in the aftermath of the goal.

51'

GOAL!

Johnny Kenny (Sligo Rovers) scores. A disaster for Harps. The ball is played back to keeper McGinley and the substitute Johnny Kenny chased it gamely. McGinley messed up his first touch, the ball sprang loose and Kenny had the simplest task to roll the ball nto an empty net.

49'

At the other end Jordan Gibson privides a good cross for Parkes but the Sligo striker sends his header off target. Still scoreless.

48'

Harps throwing the early shapes in the second half. A free from Barry McNamee is met by Sadiki but his header fails to test Ed McGinty. Most of the play has happened in the Sligo half but we've a way to travel yet.

46'

Yellow Card

John Mahon (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

46'

Substitution

Johnny Kenny (in) - Ryan De Vries (out) (Sligo Rovers).

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps has started.

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps.

45'

There will be one added minute at the end of the half.

44'

Nearly half time and the game deserves to be scoreless. Neither team has done enough to force a breakthrough.

36'

An excellent attempt by Romeo Parkes who controls the ball beautifully before clipping the ball narrowly over. I didn't see the touch but McGinty must have got some kind of touch on it as it results in a corner.

32'

That's better from Sligo Rovers, working the ball smartly down their right flank and finally Gibson breaks into the box, lays the ball off to Romeo Parkes, but the striker's attempted return ball is cut out and the ball is cleared.

30'

Half an hour gone now and still no real patterns of play. There's a fierce amount of pinball going on and I doubt that four passes have been strung together by either team.

26'

A wild challenge by Mark Coyle during a nothing bit of midfield play but no card from the referee. The Harps midfielder was a tad fortunate there.

23'

Yellow Card

Robbie McCourt (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

21'

Sligo players shout for a penalty when Jordan Gibson goes down inside the Harps area, but the referee isn't remotely swayed. Play continues apace.

20'

Twenty minutes in now and we're still waiting for either team to stamp their authority on it. It's still scrappy, fast and lacking cohesion.

15'

Harps full back Dave Webster is left on the deck after a challenge by Colm Horgan. The referee sees nothing wrong with it but play is held up while Webster gets attention.

14'

There's nothing expansive about this game. Every successful pass, every attempt at an attacking move is hard earned as the pace and pressure remain furious.

10'

Karl O'Sullivan booked for a foul on Walter Figueira wide on the left for Sligo. The free is curled beyond the back post and headed back across the six yard box. A real sense of danger for Harps but the ball was cleared and the scores remain level.

9'

Yellow Card

Karl O'Sullivan (Finn Harps) is booked.

8'

No one is getting any time on theball. The pressing from both sides is intense. 

4'

Harps win a corner at the car park end which Barry McNamee swind into the Sligo area. But Ed McGinty strides out and claims the ball with confidence.

3'

Nothing to report after the opening three minutes. Plenty of huff and puff but no clear patterns have emerged yet.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps has kicked off.

0'

Just five minutes fromkick-off at the Showgrounds.

0'

Oddly for an unbeaten team, Sligo Rovers have yet to win at home, having drawn both their matches at The Showgrounds.

0'

Both teams are unbeaten after four rounds of Premier Division games . Sligo Rovers have won twice and drawn twice while Harps have won three of their four league matches and drawn the other.





Sligo
WOct. 29, 2021
Sligo 2 - 0 Drogheda
WNov. 1, 2021
Sligo 1 - 0 Longford
WNov. 5, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 3 Sligo
LNov. 12, 2021
Derry 2 - 0 Sligo
DNov. 19, 2021
Sligo 1 - 1 Bohs
Edward McGinty 1
Goalkeeper
Robbie McCourt 5
Booked: 23'
Defender
John Mahon 21
Booked: 46'
Defender
Colm Horgan 3
Defender
Garry Buckley 26
Defender
Niall Morahan 8
Midfielder
Jordan Gibson 7
Midfielder
Walter Figueira 10
Midfielder
Ryan De Vries 9
46'
46Subbed Off: Johnny Kenny 46'
Midfielder
© Greg Bolger 6
Midfielder
Romeo Parkes 27
78'
78Subbed Off: David Cawley 78'
Forward

Substitutes
Peter Maguire 33
Defender
Scott Lynch 23
Defender
Johnny Kenny 24
46'
46Subbed On: Ryan De Vries 46'
Scored: 51'
Forward
Regan Donelon 3
Defender
Darren Collins 20
Forward
David Cawley 22
78'
78Subbed On: Romeo Parkes 78'
Midfield
Mark Byrne 12
Midfield
Richard Brush 30
Goalkeeper
Lewis Banks 2
Defender
Finn Harps
LOct. 29, 2021
Shamrock R 3 - 0 Harps
DNov. 1, 2021
Harps 0 - 0 Drogheda
DNov. 5, 2021
Harps 1 - 1 Derry
DNov. 12, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 2 Harps
WNov. 19, 2021
Harps 5 - 0 Longford
1 Mark McGinley
Goalkeeper
5 David Webster
Defender
Booked: 51'
4 Kosovar Sadiki
Defender
16 Shane McEleney
Defender
24 Ethan Boyle
Defender 70'
70Subbed Off: Stephen Doherty 70'
28 Will Seymore
Midfielder 84'
84Subbed Off: Sean Boyd 84'
17 Mark Russell
Midfielder 70'
70Subbed Off: Ryan Shanley 70'
7 Karl O'Sullivan
Midfielder
Booked: 9'
84'
84Subbed Off: Stephen Folan 84'
11 Barry McNamee
Midfielder
14 Mark Coyle
Midfielder
19 Adam Foley
Forward 55'
55Subbed Off: Tunde Owolabi 55'

Substitutes
29 Ryan Shanley
Forward 70'
70Subbed On: Mark Russell 70'
22 Ryan Rainey
Midfield
45 Tunde Owolabi
Forward 55'
55Subbed On: Adam Foley 55'
26 Tony McNamee
Midfield
18 Niall McGinley
Midfield
25 Patrick McGarvey
Goalkeeper
57 Stephen Folan
Defender 84'
84Subbed On: Karl O'Sullivan 84'
21 Stephen Doherty
Midfield 70'
70Subbed On: Ethan Boyle 70'
9 Sean Boyd
Forward 84'
84Subbed On: Will Seymore 84'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 6 p.m. April 17, 2021

Venue: The Showgrounds

Referee: Paul McLoughlin

Attendance: Unknown

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