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Barring a small miracle, Sligo will retain top-flight status after a massive win in Inchicore

Dinny Corcoran grabbed a brace from the bench as St Pats suffered another disappointing result.

Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Sligo Rovers 2

St Patrick’s Athletic 0

LIAM BUCKLEY’S SIDE endured another miserable night as they fell to a Sligo Rovers team who were badly in need of the three points.

Winless in their previous three games, the Bit ‘o Red suddenly found themselves embroiled in a relegation battle. But in Inchicore, a double from Dinny Corcoran has changed things dramatically.

After a scoreless opening period, the attacker was sprung from the bench with just over half an hour to play.

And within ten minutes of his arrival, he put the guests in front.

Dinny Corcoran celebrates scoreng the first goal of the game Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Jennison Myrie-Williams saw his shot saved by Conor O’Malley but Corcoran was perfectly placed to send the rebound to the net.

And the win was secured when Myrie-Williams set off on a run from deep before eventually being taken down in the area by O’Malley.

Referee Anthony Buttimer pointed to the spot and Corcoran struck it low to the corner.

Sligo: Brush, Cretaro, Keane, Peers (c), Ledwith, Cawley, Boylan, Ward,  Myrie-Williams, Nielsen, Puri

Subs: Ryan Coulter, Jake Dykes, Kevin Devaney, Gary Armstrong, Ruairi Keating, Dinny Corcoran, Anthony Elding

St. Patrick’s Athletic: O’Malley; O’Brien, Bermingham, Hoare, McEleney; Chambers, Brennan, McGrath; Greene, Byrne, Fagan

Subs: Jennings, Desmond, Langley, Morris, Bayly, Verdon, Markey

Referee: Anthony Buttimer

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