Monday 22 January 2018

Leahy dedicates win to axed boss

Sligo Rovers 2 Bohemians 0

Limerick looked on the verge of three points
Limerick looked on the verge of three points

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Goalscorer Michael Leahy dedicated Sligo's victory to former boss Dave Robertson.

Assistant manager Declan McIntyre took charge on an interim basis for the win at the Showgrounds after Robertson was let go last week.

"It was a big three points for us after the week we had. It is obviously a period of change and uncertainty at the club," said Leahy.

"I think that performance was a tribute to the manager (Robertson). We were disappointed that he left. There were obviously certain reasons why the board decided to make a change. The results weren't good enough but I think that performance showed how much he meant to us."

Leahy headed home Sligo's second goal to seal the win with 10 minutes remaining, after Jonah Ayunga shot home the opener in the 12th minute.

Bohs dominated most of the second-half, but couldn't force an equaliser, before centre-back Leahy claimed his first goal for the club.

"I was disappointed that I didn't score last year. It was probably the first full season that I haven't got a few goals."

Bohemians boss Keith Long felt the concession of two poor goals ruined what was an otherwise good display from his team. "I thought we were the better side and we gifted them their goals - particularly the first one."

SLIGO ROVERS - Schlingermann, Adebayo-Rowling, Callan-McFadden, Leahy, Boylan, Martin, Roddan, Russell, Sadlier, Cretaro (Kenny 72), Ayunga (Stevens 90+2).

BOHEMIANS - Supple, Pender, Cornwall, Byrne, Fitzgerald, Casey (Ward 81), Poynton (Gannon 87), Saule, Brennan, Kavanagh, Simon (Nolan 87).

REF - R Hennessy.

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