Updated: 23/09/17 : 07:28:16
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Sligo Rovers sweat to season's final seconds

SLIGO ROVERS will sweat it out to the final seconds of season 2017 in the SSE Airtricity League.

That seems a very likely outcome after the teams' 3-1 away defeat to Galway United last night.

It all looked so good for Sligo after just fifteen minutes; Kyle Callan-McFadden scored at the second attempt to give the Bit o' Red a 1-0 boost.

Rovers remain one point adrift this morning of the official relegation zone.

Worse, one those lowers teams, St Pats, have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.

Worse again, Galway United now have a much superior goal difference if they and Sligo are tied on the final day for a 'drop zone' slot.

Worst of all for Sligo was that Limerick United paddled away from the relegation zone as they inflicted a sensational 2-1 defeat on champions-elect Cork City.

Indeed, only for the 'good' and 'bad' fortunes last night of several ex Showgrounds stalwarts Sligo would be mired in even more trouble this weekend.

Showgrounds League and Cup legend Gavin Peers got a straight red with fellow strugglers St Patrick's Athletic, leaving them with ten men for 75 minutes.

Pats plummeted into the relegation zone, one point below Sligo, after a 3-2 defeat to Bohemian.


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Two of those goals were scored by Dinny Corcoran, the ex Showgrounds striker whose scores last night keep Sligo Rovers out of trouble a while longer.

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Kevin Devaney, who has starred for both Bohemian and Sligo Rovers, got the goal that mattered, to give Galway United all three points last night.

It was an early birthday gift of sorts for Sligo native Devaney who will be 27 next Tuesday

Meanwhile, not one of Sligo's big signings since Dave Robertson departed delivered the goods in Galway.

Overall, Sligo Rovers have scored just 28 goals in 29 games so far this season.

Only doomed Drogheda United have a worse record in the entire SSE Airtricity League season since it commenced last February.