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Goals from Daryl Kavanagh (pictured), Cathal Brady and Neil Yadolahi means that Johnny McDonnell’s side have taken six points from their opening two games

Goals from Daryl Kavanagh (pictured), Cathal Brady and Neil Yadolahi means that Johnny McDonnell’s side have taken six points from their opening two games

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Goals from Daryl Kavanagh (pictured), Cathal Brady and Neil Yadolahi means that Johnny McDonnell’s side have taken six points from their opening two games

Drogheda came from behind to beat Sligo Rovers at United Park.

Goals from Daryl Kavanagh, Cathal Brady and Neil Yadolahi means that Johnny McDonnell's side - fast starters last year too - have taken six points from their opening two games.

The visitors started in sprightly fashion and were ahead within seven minutes as Dinny Corcoran converted Johnny Russell's cross.

The home side were soon level as Jason Marks dug out a cross from the left and Kavanagh got in between Gavin Peers and Stephen Folan to arrow a header past Ryan Coulter.

Nine minutes before the break, Russell's corner was headed in by Peers to restore Sligo's lead.

Brady's 63rd-minute strike - in off a post - levelled matters and Yadolahi headed in Sean Thornton's free-kick six minutes later.

Sligo almost equalised in the last minute only for Joe Gorman to clear Kevin Devaney's effort off the line.

Drogheda Utd - Schlingermann, Daly, Byrne, Yadolahi, Gorman, Maher, Brennan (Duffy, 78), Thornton, Brady (Scott, 86), Marks, Kavanagh.

Sligo Rovers - Coulter, Keane, Peers, Folan, Ledwith, Devaney, Cawley, Russell (Puri, 86), Beattie, Cretaro (Nielsen, 77), Corcoran.

Ref - R Harvey (Dublin)

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