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Drogheda hold Sligo

- Drogheda Utd Sligo Rovers DROGHEDAUN­ITED:

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Sl i go Rovers missed t he chance to stay within touching distance of the pacesetter­s at the top of the table as they we r e h e l d t o a d r a w b y Drogheda United.

Goalkeepin­g errors were the order of the day as first Sligo’s Ed McGinty and then opposite number Colin McCabe gifted first half goals to Chris Lyons and Johnny Kenny.

The visitors started better and brighter at Head In The Game Park but failed to carve out clear cut opportunit­ies to make their early dominance count. In their first meaningful attack of the game, via a set piece, United took the lead.

McGinty misjudged Ronan Murray’s floated free- kick

delivery and when Daniel O’Reilly headed back across goal, Lyons was perfectly positioned to steer a header home.

Sligo were gifted a leveller when McCabe spilled Walter Figueira’s shot from distance. The goalkeeper was slow to react. Kenny wasn’t and the teenager finished with aplomb.

McCabe; Phillips, O’Reilly, Massey; Brown, Deegan, O’Shea; Markey, Murray ( Clarke, 73), Doyle ( Heeney, 53); Lyons.

SLIGOROVER­S: McGinty; Banks, Buckley, Mahon, McCourt; Blaney; Bolger, Blaney; Gibson, Figueira; Kenny, Parkes ( De Vries, 80). Referee: Rob Harvey ( Dublin)

 ??  ?? Chris Lyons: gave the home side the lead with a smart header
Chris Lyons: gave the home side the lead with a smart header

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