went down to their home fifth home defeat in two months
who Derry City won 2-0 at the Showgrounds last night, Saturday
.The Irish Dail Mail
predicted a 10th place finish for Sligo this season in the SSE Airtricity League. That seemed too harsh.Attack Minded
o’ Red boss Gerard Lyttle told the same supplement: “Our goals are to
be hard to beat and be more attack-minded.” Hmm. That now seems too
Moreso when the manager withdrew his lead scorer Adam Morgan on the hour last night.
Where do goals come from, if not from the recognized lead striker.
Against that, Sligo Rovers have failed to score now in three successive SSE Airtricity fixtures.
That’s close on three hundred minutes of football. The average is less than a goal a game in the opening nine fixtures.
goals have also been conceded while suddenly the team which couldnt be
beaten at home last season cannot win a game at home.
could yet be the cruelest month; two successive fixtures down south,
including champs Cork City, could turn season 2018 into a wasteland.
MeanwhilnDerry City were flattered to only lose 2-1 in the earlier meeting of the sides at the Showgrounds on February 22nd last.
night, Lady Luck played her part in ensuring the Candystripes claimed
all three points in a game where Derry was always dominant.
First, Rory Patterson scored in the 17th minute after a soft free kick conceded by Rhys McCabe. 0-1.
the visitors win was sealed after goalie Michael Schlingermann let a
harmless shot by Ronan Hale slip past him in the 74th minute. 0-2.
are two further home games this month — St Patrick’s Athletic could be
difficult, Bray Wanderers in bottom spot should, on paper, be easier.
Peers, the Sligo stalwart who got an inter-League nod against England
lined out for Derry City last night and even picked up a yellow card
near half time.
There are ‘no Peers’ in the current Sligo squad, with his singular fortitude and flair for pulling defeats out of the fire.
Rovers picked up four yellow cards last night — three Scotsmen Rhys
McCabe, Alistair Roy, Calum Waters and one Brazilian, Eduardo Pincelli.