Wednesday 24 January 2018

Sligo Rovers rue penalty miss as they draw with 10-man Derry


Sligo boss Owen Heary
Sligo boss Owen Heary

Sligo Rovers will feel it was a missed opportunity to claim a win at Derry City.

In a disappointing first half it was the visitors who had the better chance with Dinny Corcoran denied by the post on 33 minutes.

The deadlock was broke on 50 minutes when Sander Puri netted his first league goal for Rovers.

Derry finally ended a run of 495 minutes when Seanan Clucas’ clever lob moments later, gave Rovers keeper Richard Brush no chance.

The home side were reduced to ten men on 67 minutes when Mark Timlin received a straight red card for a challenge on Kevin Devaney.

Rovers were awarded a harsh penalty on 81 minutes when Corcoran went over easy when challenged by Dean Jarvis inside the box, Derry felt justice was done Alan Keane’s resulting effort from 12 yards rattled the bar.


DERRY CITY – Patton, Kelly, S McEleney, Barry, Jarvis; Sharkey, Clucas, Lowry; Timlin, Morrison, McNamee. Subs: P McEleney for Sharkey (H-T); Curran for Morrison (73); Houston for Lowry (85).

SLIGO ROVERS – Brush, Keane, Peers, Folan, Ledwith; Devaney, Wearen, McManus, Beattie; Puri; Corcoran. Subs: Nielsen for Devaney (68)

REF – Arnold Hunter (Maguiresbridge)

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