Friday 24 January 2020

Sligo run riot over depleted Youths

Sligo Rovers 5 Wexford Youths 0

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Young striker Mikey Place got his first senior goal for Sligo to crown a five-star display for the Bit O'Red against an understrength Wexford Youths.

The Galway native came off the bench to grab number five in injury-time, after goals from Kieran Sadlier, Jimmy Keohane and Daniel Kearns had Rovers in cruise control.

Sadlier's opener arrived after just 17 minutes, as Phil Roberts did brilliantly to swing in a cross from the endline, and Sadlier's volley crept in off the post.

He claimed his second just seven minutes later, this time getting on the end of a cross from Tobi Adebayo-Rowling to float a header over Graham Doyle and into the net.

And the game was ended as a contest by the hour-mark, as Rovers scored twice more.

Kearns got number three as he stabbed the ball home from close range after Wexford substitute 'keeper Corry Chambers had saved his initial effort.

The former Glenavon man then turned provider for Keohane on 57 minutes, as his cross was neatly converted by the Wexford native.

And Place fired home an injury-time fifth for his first senior goal for the club to put the icing on the cake.

SLIGO Rovers - Nugent, Adebayo-Rowling, Peers, Leahy, Boylan (Hannon 86), McCann, Roddan, Keohane, Sadlier, Kearns (Place 86), Roberts.
WEXFORD - Doyle (Chambers h-t), Friel, Delaney (McCormack 78), Sutton, Brennan, Higgins, Quinlan, Dunne, Dempsey (Kenny 30), Porter, George.
REF - D Keeler

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