Friday 24 May 2019

Waterford and Sligo share six goals and two penalty misses equally in entertaining draw

Waterford 3 Sligo Rovers 3

Spoils shared at the RSC (stock photo)
Spoils shared at the RSC (stock photo) Newsdesk Newsdesk

Waterford and Sligo Rovers scored three goals and missed a penalty each but had to settle for a point apiece at the RSC tonight.

Kris Twardek was left unmarked to prod Sligo ahead on 18 minutes before Cory Galvin’s rasping drive two minutes later drew the Blues level.

Shane Duggan’s shot which rebounded off the hands of goalkeeper Mitchell Beeney back into the net gave Waterford a 2-1 lead at the break but Ronan Coughlan’s header 11 minutes into the second half and a fine finish from Romeo Parkes had Sligo 3-2 ahead on 64.

After Duggan had his penalty saved by Beeney, Izzy Akinade lobbed Waterford level again on 80 minutes.

Coughlan then wasted the chance of recording a third Sligo win in a row for the first time this season by having his penalty denied by Matt Connor.

WATERFORD: M Connor; R Feely, D Delaney, G Poynton, A Simpson (B Héry 66); S Duggan; JJ Lunney; C Galvin (S Twine 77), Z Elbouzedi (K Chvedukas 66);  I Akinade, A Drinan.

SLIGO ROVERS: M Beeney; L Banks, D Leverock, J Dunleavy, R Donelon; J Keaney (R Murray 46), D Fordyce (N Morahan 90+1); K Twardek (S Warde 46), D Cawley, R Parkes; R Coughlan.

Referee: A Buttimer (Cork).

Attendance: 1150.

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