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Sligo recover from Bray setback to beat 10-man Bohs convincingly

Gerard Lyttle’s side leapfrogged their opponents following tonight’s win.

Image: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Bohemians 0

Sligo Rovers 3

Dave Donnelly reports from Dalymount Park

SLIGO ROVERS CLIMBED above Bohemians into seventh as they posted an entertaining 3-0 win in Dublin for the second time in a month.

Strikes from Jack Keaney and David Cawley, either side of Dinny Corcoran’s own goal, saw Gerard Lyttle’s side repeat the scoreline inflicted on St Patrick’s Athletic in June.

The visitors took the lead with just 13 minutes on the clock, and it won’t be a goal that Sligo native and former Bit O’ Red player Kevin Devaney will forget easily.

With goalkeeper Shane Supple forced into slicing his clearance by Sligo striker Mikey Drennan, the Bohemians winger inexplicably tried to prevent a throw-in and put the ball out instead for a corner.

And it was from Regan Donelon’s left-footed delivery that the versatile Keaney – playing at right-back today — rose highest to plant a header in the back of the net.

Ward provided Bohs’s one moment of true quality as he picked the ball up 30 yards out and, with nothing else on, decided to have a crack at goal, but his effort was just inches over the bar.

The best chance of the half fell to Keith Buckley and, again, Ward was involved, his volley across the box headed back goalward by the midfielder and Beeney did wonderfully to tip it over the bar.

Sligo doubled their lead five minutes from half-time, as Rhys McCabe’s corner was headed back to David Cawley, and his scuffed shot was inadvertently turned into his own net by Dinny Corcoran.

Things got worse for Bohs six minutes into the second half as, following great play by debutant Lee-J Lynch, captain Derek Pender was shown a straight red for a wild lunge on Donelon.

And Cawley did manage to get his name indisputably on the scoresheet shortly after, as his shot from the edge of the box crept past Supple to wrap up a comfortable win.

BOHEMIANS: Supple; Pender, Casey, Cornwall, Leahy; Brennan (Kelly 60), Buckley, Ward (Morris 88); Devaney, Lunney, Corcoran (Grant 81).

SLIGO ROVERS: Beeney; Keaney, Sharkey, Mahon, Donelon; Cawley, McCabe, Lynch; Twardek (Cretaro 85), Wixted (Kerrigan 66), Drennan (Morrison 80).

Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Donegal).

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