Updated: 03/04/18 : 08:57:20
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Lyttle may be in big bother over telly

TEN YELLOW cards were shared by two teams from the north west in the Sports Cup last night, Monday.

Five of the card cautions were collected by Sligo Rovers in its late, late 1-0 defeat of home team Galway.

Hot Water

Finn Harps took five cards also and lost 2-1 at home to Derry City.

Sligo Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle could also be in hot water with the SSE League authorities.

This follows criticism on RTÉ of an official at last week’s game with Shamrock Rovers.

Meanwhile, last night the goal scorer, the goal maker and Sligo’s keeper got among the yellow cards collection.

Goal Getter

The usually reliable LiveScore site credited the 82nd minute Sligo goal to Scotsman Rhys McCabe.

But Sligo Rovers own tweet said the scorer was the club’s leading goal getter Adam Morgan from Liverpool.

RTÉ solved the mystery; Morgan pushed home the rebound after McCabe’s initial 25 yards free kick was parried.

Both men were listed by LiveScore as getting yellow cards during the game with Galway.

They were joined in the referee’s notebook by Gary Boylan, Kyle Callan-McFadden and even keeper Mitchell Beeney.

Rain Postponed

They were few chances, early on, for either team but the match finished in flurry.

Both sides seemed anxious to avoid a penalties decider on a night when several other Sports Cup fixtures were postponed due to rain in other counties.

Meanwhile, Sligo Rovers manager Gerard Lyttle could test ‘freedom of speech’ within the SSE League. 

This follows criticisms of a match official on RTÉ’s ‘’Soccer Republic” show broadcast last night, Monday.

On Ground

The Bit o’ Red boss hit out at the official after Shamrock Rovers scorer their winner last Friday night while Sligo player Rhys McCabe was on the ground.

RTÉ’s programme panelists offered scant support for Lyttle’s view of the incident.

Former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook saw his Wigan Athletic side topple from first to third in English football yesterday.

That followed the side’s League One 1-0 away defeat to Portsmouth.....a club also once managed by Cook.