Rovers held by Bray

Sligo Rovers were held to yet another draw at the Showgrounds last night.

The Bit O’ Red drew nil-all with Bray Wanderers and remain second-from-bottom in the table.

Boss Gerard Lyttle was disappointed…

Rovers now have seven games remaining in the league, with five of them away from home, starting with this Friday’s trip to Turners Cross to face the champions-elect Cork City.

Lyttle wants to see his side try more attempts at goal after Bray keeper Peter Cherries was left relatively untested last night.

Elsewhere last night, fellow relegation candidates Limerick were beaten 2-0 by Shamrock Rovers.


Sligo Rovers 0

Bray Wanderers 0


Neither side had managed a win in their last six games ahead of last night’s tie at the Showgrounds, so a draw was a fairly predictable outcome.

But it leaves 2012 league champions Sligo Rovers facing an uphill battle to survive in the top-flight, with five of their seven remaining games on the road, where they have failed to win all season.

Rovers striker Greg Moorhouse should have had his first goal for the club inside the first two minutes, but he failed to connect with Tobi Adebayo-Rowling’s dangerous low ball into the box.

But that was as good as it got in a nervy first half, where the home side shaded things, but lacked any cutting edge in the final third.

Rovers introduced Raff Cretaro on the hour-mark in a bid to liven things up, and both himself and Adebayo-Rowling saw long-range efforts miss the target.

Cretaro then won a free at the edge of the box, but Rhys McCabe’s effort was deflected over.

At the other end, Gary McCabe did manage to hit the target with a half-volley, but Micheál Schlingermann was equal to it.

Rovers were almost caught on the counter as Bray sub Kevin Lynch raced forward and flashed a stinging shot across the face of the goal.


SLIGO: Schlingermann, Adebayo-Rowling, Callan-McFadden, Donelon, McCabe, Russell (Haughton 73), Roddan, Kearns (Cretaro 60), Moorhouse, Igiehon (Faherty 73).

BRAY: Cherrie, Douglas, Clancy, Kenna, Moore (Lynch 73), Sullivan, Brennan (Noone 87), McCabe, Greene, Salmon, Pender (Marks 64).

REF: R Rogers.