Derek Pender bows out in style for Bohs with winner from the spot
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Derek Pender bowed out in glory with the winner from the penalty spot as Bohemians came from behind to give their inspirational captain the ideal retirement gift.
This proved a celebratory finale to the season for Bohemians, securing third place as they bade farewell to right-back Pender, 35, after a 17-year long career.
Daryl Fordyce had given Sligo the lead before Danny Mandroiu equalised and allowed Pender the chance for a perfect finale.
Bohemians – Talbot; Pender (Lyons, 90), Barker, Barry, Kirk; Buckley, Allardyce (Levingston, 70); Wade-Slater (Ward, 63), Mandroiu, Grant; Wright.
Sligo ROVERs – McNicholas; Dunleavy, Kane, Mahon, Banks; McFadden, Morahan; Twardek, Murray (Watson, 63), Donelon; Fordyce.
ReF – R Hennessy (Clare).