Tuesday 6 December 2016

Drama in Sligo as power outage and late equaliser sees Finn Harps grab a point

Published 19/03/2016 | 21:48

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A first half header from Chris Lyons was almost enough to secure Sligo Rovers all three points against Finn Harps at The Showgrounds but the visitors responded with a late equaliser before a power outage ended proceedings early.

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Defender Regan Donelon whipped a cross into the box that was guided into the net by the striker after 15 minutes and that was the only goal until Finn Harps midfielder Damien McNulty tied the game with eight minutes left. The power then went with less than five minutes to go and the referee opted to end the game.

The draw keeps Sligo in tenth position, just behind Longford Town and Finn Harps, who also drew 1-1 tonight in the midlands.

The home side were reduced to ten men with 12 minutes to go after Kevin O'Connor was dismissed for a second bookable offence. Bray took the lead just one minute into the second half after Andrew Lewis headed home from close-range before Longford equalised in bizarre fashion five minutes later.

Bray goalkeeper Peter Cherrie's clearance hit Longford's Davy O'Sullivan and flew into the net, and although Bray played the last few minutes with a man advantage, they were unable to find a winning goal.

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