Friday 22 September 2017

Lyttle's men have point to prove

Sligo Rovers 1 Galway United 1

Lyttle is adamant they need to be claiming more points. Photo: Sportsfile
Lyttle is adamant they need to be claiming more points. Photo: Sportsfile

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Sligo Rovers boss Gerard Lyttle was left frustrated once again as his side played out another draw on Saturday.

Their stalemate with Galway means it is four draws in their last five games, and Lyttle is adamant they need to be claiming more points.

"We're not losing games, but we are not winning them either. I don't want to be the draw specialist. The boys know that, and they are in bad form in the changing-rooms," he said.

"We were supposed to be having a day out tomorrow, but they have cancelled it because they know that performance is not good enough.

"But that decision shows me there is a wee bit about them too, and there is the right mentality there.

"I think if they can get a win, I think it will breed a lot of confidence."

Jonah Ayunga's 10th-minute opener was cancelled out by Stephen Folan's 24th-minute leveller and Galway boss Shane Keegan admitted that neither side really looked like getting a winner.

"It was a poor game overall. Neither side was anywhere close to their best and the goalmouth incidents were few and far between," he said. "But away from home and down a few bodies, it's probably not a bad result."

SLIGO: Schlingermann, Adebayo-Rowling, Callan-McFadden, Leahy, Donelon, Russell, Roddan (Boylan 78), Martin, Sadlier, Cretaro (Place 88), Ayunga

GALWAY: Winn, Horgan, Grace, Folan, Luddy, Byrne, Sinnott, Shanahan (Cunningham 89), Devaney, Faherty (Melody 89), Murray

REF - G Kelly

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