Sligo v Laois, Preview & live score commentary

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Updated: April 3, 2011

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Sligo 2-08 1-14 Laois, FT Markievicz Park

Match Tracker
Its all over, Laois win by three points.
70+2 Point for Laois, Sligo have to get a goal.
70min Eamon O’Hara brings it back to a two point game, three minutes injury time.
69min Free for Sligo, they need to drop it in a look for a goal.
64min Strong gives Laois a three point lead.
62min Laois regain their two point lead.
59min Adrian Marron gets Sligo back to one point down.
58min Ross Munnelly point puts Laois two up.
53min Laois take the lead.
50min Sub Nial Donaher gets the leveling point for Laois.
48min Gary Kavanagh gets a point for Loais.
47min Poor wide from Laois.
44min Adrian Marren scores a goal for sligo
43min Colm Begley scores the first point of the second half
40min Another wide from Sean Davey.
38min Poor shot on goal by Sean Daly
36min Referee throws in the ball to get the second half underway.
HT
35+3 Goal for Laois by Colm Begley
35+2 Adrian Marren kicks a nice point for Sligo.
35+1 Nice point from play by Laois.
35min Alan Costello scores another nice point from play for Sligo.
32min Sean Davey kicks a nice point from play for Sligo.
31min Nice point for Laois from play.
29min Adrian Marren slots the penalty into the back of the net.
28min Eamon O’Hara wins a penalty for Sligo.
27min David Rooney kicks another bad wide for Sligo.
25min Alan Costello scores a nice point from play for Sligo.
23min Michael John Teirney give Laois a two point lead.
22min This games is not living up to expectations with both teams being very wasteful.
18min Ross Munnelly gives Laois the lead for the first time today.
17min Two bad wides from Laois.
14min Gary Kavanagh kicks the equaliser for Laois.
13min Adrian Marren gets the opening score of the match for Sligo.
11min Sligo hit there fifth wide, its very windy but still no excuse for the waste.
9min Still no score, poor match so far.
5min Maher hits a bad wide for Sligo.
2min No score so far on a very nice day in Sligo
0min Its going to be a very tight match in Markievicz Park today, with both teams looking to get a win to keep up there good form.

Team News

Sligo (SF v Laois) Philip Greene; Charles Harrison, Neil Ewing, Ross Donovan;David Rooney, Paul McGovern, Keelan Cawley; Tony Taylor, Stephen Gilmartin; Brian Curran, Mark Breheny, Sean Davey; Adrian Marren,
Eamon O’Hara, Alan Costello.

Laois (SF v Sligo): Darren Maher; Denis Booth, Kevin Meaney, Mark Timmons; Darren Strong, Shane Julian, Peter O’Leary; Padraig Clancy, Brendan Quigley; Colm Begley, John O’Loughlin, Gary Kavanagh; Ross Munnelly, Billy Sheehan, Michael John Tierney.

Preview
Sligo and Laois meet on Sunday in one of the more interesting games in Division Two of the Allianz National Football League. If this game had been played two rounds back, then Laois would have been long odds on favourites to emerge from Markievicz Park with the spoils.

At the time, Justin McNulty’s side were flying high at the top of the table, while Sligo were really struggling and looking almost certain to be playing their football in Division Three next season. The last month has seen a dramatic turnaround in the fortunes of both counties, so much so, that it is difficult to be confident of calling the winner of Sunday’s match.

Laois have lost their last two games in the section, while Sligo have finally gotten their season back on track and recorded victories in the last two rounds in March. A win at home this weekend may well see them retain their Division Two status for another season and for that very reason they have alot to play for.

The visitors will be hoping that they can get back to winning ways and hopefully be competitive at the end of the competition. There is plenty at stake for both counties and this is arguably the most difficult match of the weekend to predict. Laois have proven their worth against the stronger teams in this league and solely for that reason they are given the vote.

Verdict: Laois

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