Monday 19 March 2018

Corcoran on the double as Sligo cut loose

Cobh Wdrs 0 Sligo Rvs 4

On target: Dinny Corcoran
On target: Dinny Corcoran

Sligo Rovers' resurgence continued as they crushed their non-league hosts to record a third consecutive victory and progress to the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup on Saturday night.

Micky Adams' Premier Division side proved too strong for the minnows at St Colman's Park, with Dinny Corcoran (2), Raffaele Cretaro and David Cawley on target.

Both sides had progressed to this stage by defeating non-league sides, with Wanderers seeing off Avondale United and Sligo beating Crumlin United.

Wanderers were dogged, but Sligo's skill comfortably won the game.

The first goal arrived on 26 minutes when Cretaro found Corcoran and the striker fired into the top corner from 25 yards.

The lead was doubled on six minutes later as Cork City loanee Rob Lehane played in Cretaro and the winger chipped Michael Devine from 12 yards.

The third goal arrived on 37 minutes with a Cawley pile-driver from 25 yards following another assist from Lehane.

Corcoran's second goal of the game came six minutes from the end and ensured that Sligo's cup adventure continued.

They can still dream of reaching the Aviva Stadium on November 8 and salavage silverware from a disappointing season.

Cobh Wanderers - Devine; Hastings (Nolan 72), Collins, Fitzgerald, Nolan; Stoat (O'Flynn 60), Stapleton, O'Shea, Barrett (O'Hanlon 52), Meade; O'Neill.

Sligo Rovers - Brush; Boylan Keane, Peers, Donelon; Puri (Elding 54), Russell (Hughes 45), Cawley, Cretaro (Ward 45); Corcoran, Lehane.

Ref - A Buttimer (Cork).


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