Sligo 3 - 5 Rovers

eircom National League Premier Division

Saturday 11th December 1999

Showgrounds, Sligo k.o. 7.30pm


Previous meeting this Season 26/09/99

 

A dramatic and stormy encounter ended with 8 goals, 3 players and 1 manager sent off and a hat-trick of goals for Padraig Moran, who ended up on the losing side. It all started so well for the western Rovers, Moran getting his opening 2 goals in the 5th and 35th minutes to give Sligo a 2-0 lead. However, a goal from Jason Colwell just before half-time gave Rovers hope and a superb headed goal from Graham Lawlor just after half-time levelled the score.

Sligo, who were down to 10 men at this stage, edged ahead in the 61st minute but Richie Purdy soon brought the Hoops back on terms. Marc Kenny and Sligo's Flannery were both red-carded after a fracas in the centre circle. Sligo's manager, Tommy Cassidy, was also sent off.

The ten Rovers men then went ahead for the first time in the game when Shane Robinson scored in the 79th minute. Sean Francis then wrapped up the game with a goal three minutes later but it seemed that Lawlor had kicked the ball out of the goalkeepers' hands just before the goal. This much needed win takes Rovers back into 3rd place in the league.

Team:


1. Tony O'Dowd
2. Gino Brazil
3. Tommy Dunne
4. Richie Purdy
5. Terry Palmer
6. Jason Colwell
7. Shane Robinson
8. Sean Francis
9. Graham Lawlor
10. Marc Kenny
11. Brian Byrne

Substitutes:

12. Paul Crowley for Brazil (74 Mins.)
14.
15.
16. Robbie Horgan
18.

Scorers

Colwell (38), Lawlor (50), Purdy (66), Robinson (79), Francis (82)


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League Table

# Team M P
1 Dundalk 20 46
2 Derry City 23 43
3 Cork City 20 42
4 Shamrock Rovers 21 39
5 Sligo Rovers 23 34
6 St. Patrick's Athletic 22 33
7 Galway United 22 30
8 Bohemian FC 23 29
9 Bray Wanderers 22 23
10 Finn Harps 22 23
11 Wexford Youths 24 18
12 Longford Town 24 10

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