MCNAMEE .... shoots... and wide. The keeper runs back to his goal. No Allison dramatics...
The keeper is now in the box for Harps.
Sligo are in but the whistle goes for a free out.
90 seconds to go....
Boyd has a shot but it is well off target.
Harps attack again...
Ball into the Sligo box, and Boyle heads but off target and B McNamee tries to keep it in play but can't. Goal kick.
Corner into the box and McGinty is out and takes to the cheers of the visiting outside-the-ground fans.
HARPS!! OH MY GOD. Boyd with a header and McGinty makes a superb save and denies Harps the equaliser. That was a quality save. Corner now.
Ball crossed into the box and Harps have it but Sligo defend well.
Harps with the ball inside Sligo's half.
There will be FIVE added minutes
All eyes on how many minutes added.....
Side of the box. Crossed in but over everyone and out. Disappointing for Harps.
Coyle with a shot from outside the box but the outrushing Sligo defence block it.
Sligo get possession but turn it back to Harps after a few seconds. They would be hoping to hold onto it more at this stage.
Harps on the attack as all of Sligo Rovers sit inside their third of the pitch.
Time is running out for Harps to get something from this game as they turn over possession to Sligo Rovers.
Long throw from Tony McNamee. A Harps player goes down and shouts for a peno but instead a free out is called and the player booked for a dive.
An attempted Harps counter is brilliantly ended by Kenny.
Gibson is gifted the ball on the edge of the box and he lets fly. McGinley dives and puts over for a corner. What a strike and chance.
Connolly gets the ball on the end line but his cross lacks conviction.
Kenny's first action is to try hold the ball up at the corner but possession is turned over quickly.
Owolabi gets the ball and charges into the box. He keeps going but fails to shoot or pass and runs it out.
Ball in from McNamee and Dunleavy at the far post attempts to get on it but it goes just over his head.
Sligo starting to come under more and more pressure now.
Great ball in but John Mahon gets a head on the ball to deny Harps a chance.
Finn Harps win a corner kick after attacking down the right.
Harps attempt to release Boyle down the right but the ball goes out for a throw.
Harps with more of the ball but no on target chances yet since the sending off.
Some hard challenges going in now and Bolger is now down looking for more than a free. He gets the free but no cards warranted.
Plenty of Shamrock Rovers fans will be watching in hoping Harps can do something. The ball is mainly hovering around half way at the moment.
Well this is a wild aul game. Both sides going at it. Sligo down to ten so can Harps capitalise on this.
Seymour with a shot and it goes high and over after a ball over from McNamee
Romeo Parkes (Sligo Rovers) is sent off. Parkes head butted towards the Harps player and that was why the red was shown
Lewis Banks (Sligo Rovers) scores. Banks in the box from Gibson's overhead hits on the volley and blasts into the net. No chance for McGinley
Head tennis in the box. Gibson overhead kick and it falls to Banks....
I've said it earlier and I will say it again, this is a very entertaining game.
Gibson to Byrne into the box but he is tackled befor ehe can get a shot off
Nothing much to report at the moment folks. Plenty of movement but none of it interesting enough to report on
O'Sullivan snaps at a loose touch on the edge of the Sligo area. He wins it back but despite going to the wing he can't get a decent ball in.
A Harps attack ends with the flag going up for offside.
The pace hasn't altered due to the break. Both teams going at it full tilt.
The line of fans behind the rails has slowly grown match by match.
The second half between Finn Harps and Sligo Rovers has started. The home side kick off the second half.
There will be one minute of added time.
OWOLABI breaks on goal AGAIN.... his pace is causing all sorts of issues. He shoots with only McGinty to beat but it is wide. Oh that was another brilliant chance.
It has been a very entertaining half of football so far as we approach half-time.
Owolabi has the ball in the net AGAIN, but he is deemed just offside and there is no leading goal from Harps. He is really making his markon this game.
Owolabi with another chance but McGinty is out quickly and just gets to the ball first.
Ball into the Harps box but Parkes stumbles and falls before the ball reaches him.
Play has now resumed.
Webster is up and looks like he is good to continue.
The ball is put out by McNamee as Webster is down injured. Play has stopped.
Ball into the box and Figueira is on his own, sets himself, and hits it on the volley and he slices it and it travels wide. He probably could have taken a touch. Another good chance.
Ball into the box from Bolger and again to Byrne but this time Webster does great and blocks it.
OH WHAT A CHANCE. The ball sails into the box and Mark Byrne a few yards out takes it on the volley but it goes over the cross bar. That could so easily been 2-1.
Harps are snipping at every ball. There is no time given on the ball at all.
Again OIwolabi wins the ball and into the box. He looks up and feeds back to Foley but his shot is blocked and the chance is gone.
Webster as a half chance from a good distance out and it is off target and wide.
Easily headed clear from the Sligo defence
Owolabi has time and time again used his strength to get onto a ball and shield the opposition from it.
Gibson down the right manages to win the ball and crosses it in. No one there for Sligo but the ball breaks to Bolger who has a shot but it is off target.
Despite going behind, Harps have had more chances now than the visitors.
Foley crosses to Owolabi and he battles and wins the ball a few yards from the goal. He is surrounded by three players and turns and just can't get a shot off.
McNamee down the left after getting a great ball from Seymore. He crosses and Owolabi forces McGinty into another save. The ball is attacked again but out for a goal kick. A good few decent chances for Harps so far.
The free comes into the box and McGinley has misread the flight and it goes over his head and just wide.
Figeuira attempts to attack up the left wing but the Finn Harps rearguard easily disposssess him
Owolabi to Foley and Foley is in on goal but the offside flag is up!
Cross into the box from Mark Byrne from the right but no one in the box can get on it.
It has been a very lively opening to this game with both sides attacking. Very entertaining.
Cross into the box from Harps and Owolabi heads goalward but McGinty dives and saves the ball and also keeps a hold of it.
The corner is easily taken by McGinley
What a couple of minutes of action as Sligo go in front and then moments later Harps equalise
Tunde Owolabi (Finn Harps) scores. A quick break up the right from Harps and the ball is crossed, beating McGinty on the ground and Owolabi is there to tap home.
Romeo Parkes (Sligo Rovers) scores. Corner comes in and McGinley flaps at it and the ball falls to Parkes who fires home
The ball is in the Sligo Rovers net as Owalabi tackles McGinty and rolls it home but the ref blows the whistle for a foul on the Bit O Red keeper.
Harps intercept the free and attack down the right but they fail to make anything meaningful from the break.
Taken from inside the Sligo Rovers half.
Owalabi into the Sligo Rovers box and he moves towards the endline and then fails to control and out it goes. The Harps player should have attempted a shot earlier.
Lewis Banks kicks it up the field down the right wing and it is put out for a throw. The throw is taken but a heavy touch sees the first goal-kick of the day for Harps.
The two teams are out on the pitch and warming up. I don't know about where you all are but it has been a drizzly day today but the pitch is looking well tonight.
Hello and welcome to the first match of this evening's League of Ireland coverage. Finn Harps will be looking for their second win in a row when they host Sligo Rovers at Finn Park. The Bit O’Red are flying high in the Premier Division so far this season with Liam Buckley’s side top of the table and having lost just one match.
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 5:45 p.m. May 28, 2021