Dundalk’s Hoban puts an end to Sligo Rovers’ resistance in 89th minute
Patrick Hoban moved into double figures as his late winner finally put an end to Sligo Rovers’ resistance at Oriel Park last night.
It looked like Ger Lyttle’s side had done enough to go home with a point but with 89 minutes on the clock, Hoban glanced home a Dane Massey cross to take his tally to 11 for the season.
The striker had earlier given Dundalk the lead with a 23rd minute spot-kick but Stephen Kenny’s side – just as they did in Waterford seven days earlier – conceded in the 47th minute of the half when Rhys McCabe scored from the opposite penalty spot.
The hosts had a number of chances to win the game but a combination of some poor finishing, good goalkeeping by Mitchell Beeney, and last ditch defending looked like it would leave the Lilywhites frustrated.
Hoban, though, gave another fine Dane Massey cross the finish it deserved to leave Sligo floored.
There was almost time for another late twist and the visitors almost hit back in stoppage time again when Adam Morgan guided a header towards goal in the 94th minute only to see Dean Jarvis knock the ball clear.
Dundalk’s Patrick Hoban celebrates after scoring against Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park last night.