GARETH MAHER - Sunday, August 22, 2010
Ryan Guy played the full 90 minutes as St. Patrick's Athletic were held to a scoreless draw at home by Sligo Rovers in the Airtricirty League Premier Division on Friday.
St. Patrick's Athletic 0-0 Sligo Rovers
Guy was left frustrated at Richmond Park on Friday evening as St. Pat's produced a blistering second-half performance that was not rewarded with a goal or the three points that they craved.
The San Diego native started the game up front alongside Danny North and had little service in the first period to cause a threat with a shot from distance flying way over the bar counting as his only chance.
But the first-half was one that the home team were happy to get through as they were much improved after the interval as Ian Bermingham, David McAllister and Derek Doyle all came close with efforts.
Then Guy dropped deep to pick up a short pass and stormed forward before unleashing a thunderous effort that was just off-target. It summed up his game - plenty of effort, not much reward.
St. Pat's piled on the pressure late on, but they just couldn't score that goal and had to settle for a point against a team that they have now played six times this season.
Next up for Pete Mahon's team is a trip across Dublin on Monday to take on fellow Premier Division title challengers Sporting Fingal.
Chris Konopka stayed on the bench as Waterford United beat Cork City 1-0 at Turner's Cross in the First Division.