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Updated: 15/04/18 : 09:52:48

Sligo Rovers three points, two ex bosses make history

TWO FAMINES ended when Limerick FC hosted Sligo Rovers in the SSE Airtricity League last night, Saturday.

Meanwhile, two former Sligo Rovers managers made history in cross-Channel soccer yesterday.

Back at home, the Bit o’Red continued their life-saving ‘away’ form against Limerick FC, winning 2-1.

The two sides had played nearly eight hundred minutes of football without a goal.

It was scoreless,too,  at half time in the Markets Field last night.

Good Goals

Rhys McCabe cleverly broke the duck in the 58th minute when he took a 60 yard free deep in his own half, saw the Limerick keeper Brendan Clarke was off his line. 0-1.

The Scotsman also set up the eventual winner for Greg Moorhouse to finish in the 82nd minute. 0-2.

“A bit clever, they were good goals,” was the summary of Sligo’s goals from Limerick manager Tommy Barrett.

Bare Look

Daniel Kearns took the bare look off for Limerick FC with a last minute consolation goal.

Sligo Rovers have moved now out of the relegation play-off zone and into eighth place with a game in hand.

No such luck for Limerick as they inherit Sligo’s stigma of being second from the bottom.

Six Yellows

There were six yellow cards in the game, with two for Sligo — Gary Boylan and Adam Morgan.

In England, both Wigan Athletic and Accrington Stanley — now managed by ex Sligo Rovers managers — went top of their divisions yesterday.

Wigan are managed by Paul Cook while Accrington are managed by John Coleman, both of whom managed at the Showgrounds earlier this decade.

Former Rovers midfielder Seamus Conneely picked up a yellow cad as Accrington earned the point which shows them on top of League Two this morning.

Sligo Rovers next game is also away when they face current champs Cork City at Turners Cross.

Rovers scored a memorable one goal win there last summer, with Rhys McCabe netting a special.