McMillan comes to Dundalk's rescue for crucial point
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Published 19/08/2014 | 02:30
Super-sub David McMillan claimed a late leveller as leaders Dundalk earned a precious point at the Showgrounds last night.
McMillan came off the bench to claim the equaliser five minutes from time after Danny North's penalty had pushed the hosts into a deserved half-time lead.
The goal was enough to maintain Dundalk's advantage at the top, as Rovers ended the game with 10 men after Alan Keane was red-carded for a second bookable offence.
Rovers were the dominant force for most of the first half he opener arrived after half an hour as some neat interplay at the edge of the box resulted in an opening for Eamon Zayed, who skipped into the area and was taken down by Andy Boyle's rash tackle.
Boyle was booked and North stepped up to place the ball just inside the right-hand post.
Stephen Kenny introduced McMillan, Ruaidhri Higgins and Donal McDermot in a ten minute period just after the hour and it was McMillan who got the crucial goal when he got on hte end of a cross from Dane Massey to head home.
Eight minutes of injury-time were played as both sides went in search of the winner, but the hosts finished the game with ten men after Keane was shown red for a clash with Hoban in stoppage-time.
Sligo Rovers: Rogers, Keane, Peers, Spillane, Conneely, Cawley, O'Conor, Maguire, Zayed (Keating 90+1), North, McMillan.
Dundalk: Cherrie, Gannon, Boyle, Gartland, Massey, Meenan, Shields (Higgins 67), Towell, Horgan (McMillan 63), Byrne (McDermott 72), Hoban.
Referee: P McLaughlin.