Heartbreak for The Saints right at the end!
An own goal from substitute Melvin-Lambert hands Rovers all three points, despite a positive perfomcne from the hosts.
Rovers leave Richmond Park with one hand paces on the league trophy.
Thanks for joining me tonight, and keep an eye out for the match report to follow.
Four minutes added time
An incredible double save from Jaros after efforts from Towell and Watts.
Five minutes to go here at Richmond Park!
It's now or never for The Saints if they are to keep their title hopes alive.
Massive chance again from The Saints.
Sam Bone's driving effort from outside the box is brilliantly saved by Alan Mannus.
Mandroiu send his free kick high over the bar.
Another huge chance for St Pat's to take the lead.
Burns bombs down the left wing and crosses to Forrester, who miskicked the ball before Lopes cleared to safety.
A superb start to the Second half by Stephen O'Donnell's side.
Massive chance for St. Pat's!
A super cross from Sam Bone finds Forrester who heads just wide.
Even enough game so far, Mandroiu had Rovers best chance so far but sent his volley high over the bar down the Shed end.
Burns had a marginal penalty shout turned down after, and Pats have had decent spells themselves.
You feel that if The Saints are to put up any late title challenge, they have to find the first goal here and try nick all three points.
2 added minutes
Poor foul by Smith on Watts, who gives away a free kick in a dangerous position.
Stephen O'Donnell picks up a yellow card for his protests.
Poor defending by the hosts there, as Abankwah, Bermingham and Barrett each give possession away in the space of a minute, but Rovers couldnt capitalise.
Game back underway after a stoppage to treat Forrester's knock.
Ten minutes remaining in the half. Even so far.
Pat's beginning to threaten, with Smith, Burns and Forrester terrorising the Rovers back line
Huge miss from Danny Mandroiu, who can only send his volley well over the bar in front of an open goal.
The Saints appeal for a penalty as Darragh Burns goes down in the box, but referee Rob Hennessy is not interested.
The game is beginning to come into life now after a passive opening 15 minutes.
Rovers threaten with a corner but its well cleared by the hosts, as the home fans begin a pyrotechinc show in the Shed End
Two great clearences there from 17 year old James Abankwah, who marks Rory Gaffney this evening
Great athmosphere here at Richmond Park, as Pat's host 2500 home fans, its largest crowd since Feburary 2020.
John Mountney, Robbie Benson and Lee Desmond remain out for the home side, while Sean Kavangh and Sean Hoare are still out injured for Rovers.
Ronan Finn retunrs to captain Rovers while Aaron Greene returns to the bench
@stpatsfc vs @ShamrockRovers team news just in. #loi pic.twitter.com/EpQL9y5pjk— Seán O'Connor (@SeanOCSport) September 24, 2021
@stpatsfc vs @ShamrockRovers team news just in. #loi pic.twitter.com/EpQL9y5pjk
Sean O'Connor here and welcome to Richmond Park for tonights top of the table clash between St. Patrick's Atheltic and Shamrock Rovers!
I'll be keeping you updated on the game throughout the evening!
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 24, 2021