Dun­dalk’s Hoban puts an end to Sligo Rovers’ re­sis­tance in 89th minute

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SOCCER -

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.

PHO­TO­GRAPH: LAS­ZLO GECZO/INPHO

Dun­dalk’s Pa­trick Hoban cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing against Sligo Rovers at Oriel Park last night.

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