Preview: Saints Vs Sligo

  • Thu, May 14, 2009 @ 17:25

Following league defeats to Cork City and Galway United, St Patrick's Athletic are hoping to get back to winning ways when they take on Sligo Rovers at Richmond Park on Friday night.

A Mark Leech goal at the Showgrounds earlier in the season was enough to give the Saints all three points – a result St Pats are looking to repeat tomorrow night.

Recent Results
21/03/09 Sligo Rovers 0 St Patrick's Athletic 1
24/08/08 St Patrick's Athletic 1 Sligo Rovers 0
23/05/08 Sligo Rovers 1 St Patrick's Athletic 2
07/03/08 St Patrick's Athletic 3 Sligo Rovers 1

Team News
Damien Lynch is struggling with a calf injury and will join Gary Dempsey( broken leg), Mark Leech (broken leg), Gints Freimans (knee), Bobby Ryan (knee) and Glen Fitzpatrick (ongoing tests) on the sideline. Stuart Byrne is suspended.

Manager's Quote
“These are difficult times for us. Last week's defeat to Cork City was particularly disappointing as all their goals resulted from errors on our part but we believe we can turn it around.

We've trained hard during the week for this match and we've prepared to win it.

Sligo suffered the same fate as ourselves last weekend, a 3-0 defeat at home so both teams are gunning to bounce back and we can expect a tough match” – Jeff Kenna.


Next Fixture

Monaghan United-Cavan FP / August 20th @ 8:45pm
Competition: Under17
Venue: TBC

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League Table

Pos Team Pld Pts
1Cork City2567
2Dundalk2550
3Derry City2543
4Shamrock Rovers2641
5Bray Wanderers2738
6Bohemian FC2633
7Limerick2631
8St. Patrick's Athletic2630
9Sligo Rovers2728
10Finn Harps2527
11Galway United FC2625
12Drogheda United2618