Saturday 25 March 2017

Cook hails on-fire Doyle as Sligo stroll

Sligo Rovers 3
Galway United

Eoin Doyle continued his remarkable scoring streak at the Showgrounds on Saturday as Sligo Rovers showed too much know-how for a youthful Galway United.

The league's top scorer took his tally to 10 for the season -- seven in the last three games and eight in his last four at home -- with a brace against the troubled Tribesmen, who fell to their eighth successive defeat.

Rovers boss Paul Cook, who has now seen his side score 12 goals in their last five games and concede just two, believes that the entire team can take credit.

"Eoin is doing really well at the minute but the other lads are also doing well," Cook said. "I thought Alan Kirby was outstanding. We win as a team and lose as a team."

Doyle took only 17 minutes to add to his tally, directing Aaron Greene's centre into the corner of the net.

His second arrived three minutes into the second half, as he headed Alan Keane's cross past Gary Fleming from close range.

In between, John Russell scored his first league goal of the season when he crashed the rebound home after Fleming saved Greene's initial effort.

Sligo -- Kelly, Keane, Peers, McGuinness, Davoren, Greene (Cretaro 80), Ndo, Ryan, Russell (Dillon 74), Kirby, Doyle (McGoldrick 69).

Galway -- Fleming, Shaun Kelly, Sinnott, Keogh, Eduardo, Cash, Sean Kelly, Moore (Gartland 63), Ryan, E Curran (Gilmore 49), Murphy (Duggan 71).

Ref -- R Rogers (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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