is the new name of expectation on the lips of Sligo Rovers fans after he scored on his home debut last night, Tuesday
He scored on his debut after signing up and 'moving south' only on Monday.
Sligo beat Ballinamallard United 2-0 in last night's friendly encounter at the Showgrounds.
It gave the home team an opportunity to play all its new signings, Greg Moorhouse, Jamie McDonagh and Vinnie Faherty.
But the star 'shows' of the night for some fans were several members of Sligo Rovers Under 17 and Under 19 squads.
night's fixture with Ballinamallard United was part of their pre-season
build-up -- the league up North kicks off it new season later this
The Fermanagh side are based near Enniskillen and managed by Sligo man Gavin Dykes.
won an FÁI Cup medal with Sligo Rovers in 1994 at Lansdowne Road (now
Aviva) and was a stalwart central defender in those years.
Meanwhile, only one regular member of Sligo Rovers 'starting elevens' in the 2017 SSE Airtricity League lined out last night.
That was Seamus Sharkey, also named as team captain for the night.
Bit o' Red were always in command from the 'off' and 0-0 half time
score was mainly due to a great goalkeeping display by ex Rovers
favourite, Richard Brush.
He foiled Moorhouse, especially, on three occasions in the first half.
The new striker made his presence felt as early as the tenth minute.
He was also on target but foiled by Brush in the 22nd and 44th minute.
But there was no stopping Moorhouse, the former Glenavon star up north.
He scored in the 47th minute aided by the post and might have double the lead seven minutes later, again foiled by Brush.
was substituted in the 69th minute and his replacement, Darren Collins,
added the second just before the full time whistle.
hat trick was Moorhouse's first feat of 2017 and Sligo Rovers fans will
be hoping for some of the same to save their season in the next two
Moorhouse netted three for Glenavon -- based in Lurgan, Co Armagh -- against Ballymena United on January 4th last.
omens are good already; while Moorhouse played and scored last might,
his old club's pre-season friendly with the PSNI was called off due to a
the Showgrounds last night, Ballinamallard came close on a number of
occasions and an improved showing in the second half, too.
Overall, it was a satisfying run-out for Sligo Rovers ahead of this weekend's must-win key clash with St Patrick's Athletic.
The Bit o' Red blues is that, even a win next Saturday night -- unless it's by eight goals -- would leave them in the relegation zone over the Public Holiday weekend.
This weekend's tie will go a great way to deciding whether premier league football is played at the Showgrounds in 2018.
A draw or defeat would be a disaster for those prospects.
Patton, Ryan Smith, Fintan Borotto, Paul Doyle, John Mahon, Sharkey,
Jamie McDonagh, Liam Kerrigan, Vinnie Faherty, Gary Armstrong and Greg
Lorcan Callaghan, Niall Morihan, Darren Collins and Mikey O'Brien.
Niall Morihan and Mikey O'Brien for Ryan Smith and Fintan Borotto, both at half time;
Darren Collins and Fintan Borotto for Greg Moorhouse and Liam Kerrigan 69th minute;
Lorcan Callaghan, substitute keeper, for Shaun Patton 79th minute.
Brush, Ryan McConnell, Jonathan Leddy, Ross Taheny, Stuart Hutchinson,
Richard Clarke, Shane McGinty, Ciaran Martyn, Ryan Curran, Niall Brennan
and Jason McCartney.
Niall Owens, Calvin McKinley, Josh McElwaine, Simon Warrington, Plamen Kolov, Philip Beacom and Jacob Britton.