Sunday 8 December 2019

Eamon Zayed maintains good form to seal the spoils

SLIGO ROVERS 3 BOHEMIANS 2

Eamon Zayed, Sligo Rovers, scored his second goal in two games to help Sligo Rovers to all three points against a spirited Bohemians at the Showgrounds (Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE)
Eamon Zayed, Sligo Rovers, scored his second goal in two games to help Sligo Rovers to all three points against a spirited Bohemians at the Showgrounds (Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE)
Eamon Zayed, Sligo Rovers, put his team back in front after Jake Hyland had cancelled out David Crawley's opener, though Rovers ultimately needed Danny North's late strike to secure the win after Dinny Corcoran's last-minute goal (Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE)

Eamon Zayed's second goal in two games helped Sligo Rovers to all three points against a spirited Bohemians at the Showgrounds.

Zayed put Rovers back in front after Jake Hyland had cancelled out David Cawley's opener, though Rovers ultimately needed Danny North's late strike to secure the win as Bohs substitute Dinny Corcoran pulled a goal back in the last minute.

Bohs made a host of changes with one eye on Friday's FAI Cup quarter-final against St Pat's, but were very much giving as good as they got before Cawley swept home the opener five minutes before the break.

The same player hit the crossbar after the restart but Bohs levelled through Hyland's header. However, Zayed had the home side back in front on the hour-mark, when he smashed the rebound home from close range.

And Delaney was desperately unlucky with the third in the closing minutes as well, as he saved from Cawley, but North finished from a tight angle before Corcoran's consolation.

Sligo - Brush, Boylan, Peers (Armstrong 90+3), McMillan, Donelon, Conneely, Cawley, Russell, Cretaro (Spillane 78), North, Zayed.

Bohemians - Delaney, Pender, Price, Lopes, Memery, Walsh, Buckley (Corcoran 79), Kavanagh, Evans (Moore 68), Beattie, Hyland (Devaney 79).

Ref - P Sutton.

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