Tuesday 25 July 2017

Cook hails flying Sligo

Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook hailed his side's entertainment value following another impressive win at the weekend.

Rovers scored five goals in Saturday's defeat of Bray Wanderers to take their tally to an amazing 17 in their last three games at The Showgrounds.

Cook said: "I'm looking forward to every game we play at the minute. We are trying to play good football and some of the goals we are scoring are quite special."

Top-scorer Padraig Amond took his tally to seven in the last three home games, with the opener after just nine minutes, followed by his second on 43 minutes. By that stage Rovers were already three up, with Eoin Doyle and John Russell netting a couple of great goals.

Joseph Ndo's first goal for the club put Rovers five ahead on 52 minutes before John Mulroy scored a late consolation for the visitors, but Bray boss Eddie Gormley was left to rue his side's first half display.

"We defended very poorly, and when you defend like we did in the first half, you are going to get punished," he said.

Sligo -- Brush; Keane, Peers, Ventre, Davoren (McCartney 61); Dillon (Marshall 76), Ryan, Russell (Doninger 68), Doyle; Ndo, Amond.

Bray -- Kane; D Doyle, Tresson (Byrne 64), Webster, Massey; Mulroy, Shields, Kavanagh (Vickers h-t), Kelly; O'Neill, R Doyle (Brennan h-t).

Ref -- D Hanney.

Irish Independent

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