Game At A Glance
man of the match
Lee Kennedy (Derry)
Hard to separate Kennedy and Ryan Bell, but Kennedy edged the honours. He consistently got out in front of Sligo skipper Ross Donovan and laid on several scores for his team-m ates.
Derry started the game like a house on fire with seven points in a row in the first 15 minutes as Sligo's chances fluttered away.
Will Derry be able to produce that kind of attacking play against a more cynical side? What will the next round of qualifiers hand to Brian McIver's side?
Twelve minutes into the second half Ryan Bell kicked the sweetest point he is ever likely to score. From wide on the right he sliced over off the outside of his right boot.
Martin Higgins seemed loathe to award frees at times which resulted in a flowing game.
WHAT THEY SAID
Kevin Walsh (Sligo manager)
"We broke the line on numerous occasions, but we just didn't take those chances we made."
Brian McIver (Derry manager)
"We started very well; our forward line has been playing well all year."
Derry 7 (4 first half)
Sligo 10 (5)
Sligo 21 (6)
Derry 4 (D McBride 32, PJ McCloskey 38, C McFaul 49, C McAtamney 60) Sligo none Red cards:
Derry move on to the next round of qualifers. Now managerless Sligo go home.