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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# Team M P
1 Dundalk 29 66
2 Cork City 29 63
3 St. Patricks Athletic 30 59
4 Shamrock Rovers 29 52
5 Sligo Rovers 29 39
6 Derry City 30 38
7 Drogheda United 29 36
8 Bohemians 30 36
9 Limerick 29 32
10 Bray Wanderers 30 24
11 UCD 29 19
12 Athlone Town 29 18

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