Updated: 31/03/18 : 09:11:58
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Sligo Rovers slump, as ‘Cooky’ soars

SLIGO ROVERS ex boss Paul Cook had one of his best ever days in football yesterday, Good Friday.

Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers stay mired in the relegation play-off zone in the SSE Airtricity League. See Teague Table below.

The Bit o’ Red failed to score for the second game in a row as they slumped 1-0 to Shamrock Rovers in Tallaght Stadium last night.

Drab Game

The decisive score came on the hour in an otherwise drab game.

Daniel Carr netted the winner from inside the box in the 60th minute after good approach work on the left flank by Seán Cavanagh.

Sligo also had Kyle Callan-McFadden booked for the second game in a row.

Also booked last night were Shamrocks duo Ronan Finn and Greg  Bolger.

Sligo Rovers have now won only a quarter of their games in the first round of season 2018.

They face seven fixtures in April, with tough ‘asks’ up ahead with trips away to the top two, Cork City and Dundalk.

Next Visitors

Meanwhile, Derry City, the next visitors to the Showgrounds, struggled to a 2-1 home win last night against St Patricks Athletic, a match televised live on RTÉ.

Big winner yesterday was Paul Cook, The former Sligo Rovers chief saw his charges, Wigan Athletic win 3-0 to claim top position in League One.

“Back where we belong - top of League One and here to stay” was Cook’s understandably jubilant reaction.