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Sligo Rovers vs Galway United

SSE Airtricty League

Game 03 

Monday March 14 7:45pm

The Showgrounds 

 

Lowdown

It’s the first Connacht Derby of the season with the visit of Galway United.

Rovers have been narrowly short in the two games so far and will look to kick-start the season with a win.

The Bit o’Red have a good record against the in-form Galway side so a close encounter is in store.

 

Opposition

Galway United returned to the Premier Division for the 2015 season following a three year absence which seen the club go out of the league, be re-formed as Galway FC before returning to the galway United name.

Tommy Dunne’s team had a solid season though top flight survival was only guaranteed on the final day of the season.

With former Rovers players Kevin Devaney and Ruairi Keating in the squad they have started well with wins against St. Patrick’s Athletic and Bray Wanderers so far.

 

 

Last game

Sligo Rovers dropped to tenth position in the table following a 2-1 defeat at Galway United.

Ryan Curran's two opportunistic strikes on 65 and 67 gave the Tribesmen a two goal lead mid-way through the second period. Rovers failed to clear their lines before Curran turned in the game's opener.

Dinny Corcoran halved the deficit six minutes from time. While the Bit O'Red were extremely unlucky not to level the game in the dying moments. Morten Nieslen's thumping effort rifled past Conor Winn only for the Dane to have been adjudged offside.

Rovers: Richard Brush; Alan Keane, Gavin Peers, Tim Clancy (Anthony Elding), Regan Donelon; Jennison Myrie-Williams (Keith Ward), David Cawley, Gary Boylan (Raffaele Cretaro), Sander Puri; Morten Nielsen, Dinny Corcoran.

 

Team news

Rovers: Two suspensions cause the only absentees for Rovers. Craig Roddan and Kieran Sadlier serve the last of their bans.

Galway United: Armin Aganovic (knee) and Marc Ludden (foot) are Galway United’s only absentees

 

Quotes

 

 

Head-to-head

Overall

Total

Last

Rovers wins

32

10/04/15

Galway United wins

17

17/10/15

Draws

20

04/07/15

 

Showgrounds

Total

Last

Rovers wins

22

01/10/11

Galway United wins

4

16/03/96

Draws

10

04/07/15

 

 

Officials

Referee: David McKeon

Assistant referees: Wayne McDonnell & Darragh Keegan

Fourth official: Tomas Connolly

 

Coverage

Live radio commentary on Ocean FM, also available worldwide on oceanfm.ie

Live updates of every kick on our Twitter account, @sligorovers

 

Programme

Available with all the regular features for €4

 

 

Sponsors

Match: Embassy Rooms

Ball: The Venue Bar & Restaurant

 

Tickets

Tickets will be available at the gate at the following prices:

Adult: €15

Student/OAP: €10

Kids under 12: €5

All major credit and debit cards will be accepted at the gate.

 

 

 

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