Tuesday 20 February 2018

Robertson delight after Cretaro leads the way in Sligo's goal-fest

Sligo Rovers 4 Wexford Youths 1

Sligo Rovers manager Dave Robertson. Photo: David Maher / Sportsfile
Sligo Rovers manager Dave Robertson. Photo: David Maher / Sportsfile
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Sligo Rovers manager Dave Robertson believes that his side have the ability to get goals from anywhere.

The Bit O' Red travel to Tallaght to face Shamrock Rovers tomorrow on the back of three straight wins that have yielded nine goals.

The latest was an impressive defeat of Wexford Youths at the Showgrounds, with Raffaele Cretaro, Jordan Richards, Liam Martin and substitute Jaanai Gordon all netting.

"We had four different goalscorers tonight and that makes it difficult for our opponents to decide where our main threat comes from and how to deal with it.

"With the amount of chances we created, we should have scored more, but we can't really complain.

"It was another good performance and another great result. Now, we just need to move on to the next one."

Wexford boss Shane Keegan was also looking ahead after a disappointing showing in Sligo, where the only consolation for the visitors was the return of Danny Furlong to the scoring ranks.

They face a bottom-of-the-table clash with Longford Town tomorrow and Keegan knows it is a massive game.

"It doesn't really get any bigger for us. We know from the earlier games that we are absolutely good enough when we are performing at our best.

"Unfortunately we have not been anywhere near that for the last couple of weeks, but we can get to that again."

Cretaro claimed his third goal in three games on 23 minutes before teeing up Richards for the second.

The pick of the goals came just before the break as Jimmy Keohane's superb pass set up Martin to score. Furlong pulled one back for Wexford before Gordon wrapped it up.

SLIGO ROVERS - Schlingermann, Adebayo-Rowling, Leahy, Boylan, Donelon, Richards (Gordon ht), Roddan, Russell (Roberts 88), Keohane, Martin, Cretaro (Sadlier 90).

WEXFORD YOUTHS - Doyle, McCabe, Last, Delaney, Ledwith, Molloy, Bonnor, Kenny, Mulligan, Murphy, Furlong.

REF - A Buttimer (Cork)

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