Saturday 24 March 2018

Clancy keeps Sligo hopes alive

Sligo Rovers 1-0 Derry City

Derry's Philip Lowry was sent off in the second half
Derry's Philip Lowry was sent off in the second half Newsdesk Newsdesk

Sligo eased their relegation fears thanks to this defeat of Derry City at the Showgrounds.

Rovers got the only goal of the game in the 19th minute, as centre-back Tim Clancy rose highest to head home Regan Donelon's corner.

Derry's cause wasn't helped by the sending off of Philip Lowry in the second half, while Aaron McEneff was forced off with an ankle injury early in the contest.

Cillian Morrison came on as his replacement, and forced a good save from Richard Brush after breaking into the area just before the interval.

But Derry were left with an uphill task when referee Pádraigh Sutton red-carded midfielder Lowry for an apparent stamp on Raffaele Cretaro.

Sligo Rovers - Brush, Boylan, Keane, Clancy, Donelon, Cretaro (Lehane 82), Hughes, Cawley, Puri, Russell, Nielsen.

Derry - Doherty, Cornwall, McBride, Barry (Quigley 88), McEneff (Morrison 29), Lowry, Jarvis, McNamee, McEleney, O'Connor (Daniels 88), Timlin.

Ref - P Sutton

Irish Independent

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