The Irish Times - Sports Weekend
Drogheda hold Sligo
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)