Friday 9 December 2016

Puri edges Sligo closer to safety

Sligo Rovers 3 Bray Wanderers 2

Published 28/09/2015 | 02:30

Winger Puri turned in a man-of-the-match display as Rovers extended their unbeaten run in the league to five games
Winger Puri turned in a man-of-the-match display as Rovers extended their unbeaten run in the league to five games

Sligo Rovers' international class moved the Bit O'Red closer to safety at the Showgrounds on Saturday.

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Estonian international Sander Puri and Danish striker Morten Nielsen were among the goals as the Bit O'Red came from behind to beat Bray.

Winger Puri was back in the team for the first time since featuring for his country in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, and he turned in a man-of-the-match display as Rovers extended their unbeaten run in the league to five games.

The win moved them to ninth in the table, and boss Micky Adams was full of praise for his side.

"It is a massive three points for us. I'm very proud of our players. I thought we played really well at times and stuck to the game-plan," he said.

"The players played with enthusiasm and all the things we have tried to implement on the training ground have come to fruition."

Bray took the lead when David Cassidy flicked the ball over the line from close range on 27 minutes, but less than a minute later Dinny Corcoran raced through to equalise.

Puri beat goalkeeper Peter Cherrie to a Jennison Myrie-Williams cross to edge Rovers in front early in the second half, before Nielsen finished confidently after breaking into the box shortly after the hour-mark.

Bray substitute Dave Scully pulled one back in injury-time.

Sligo Rovers - Brush, Boylan, Keane, Clancy, Donelon (Ledwith 71), Puri, Cawley, Hughes, Myrie-Williams, Nielsen (Keating 71), Corcoran (Elding 83).

Bray Wanderers - Cherrie, Barker, Douglas, Cooney (Mitchell 78), O'Reilly, Sullivan (Fitzpatrick 78), Cassidy, Kelly, McEvoy, Wixted (Scully 70), Lyons.

Ref - G Kelly

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