Sligo back to winning ways with dramatic defeat of Bangor

League-leaders Sligo came from behind to earn a hard-fought 9-7 defeat of Bangor and return to winning ways in Division 2C of the All-Ireland League in Strandhill on Saturday.

Sligo trailed by seven points to nil after a gruelling first half in which only the award of a penalty try to the visitors separated the sides.

But looking to avoid back-to-back defeats following last week’s loss at Seapoint, Sligo should commendable fight in the second half to battle their way back into contention.

Two successful penalty kicks under pressure from Jack Keegan had Sligo back to within the minimum and had the game on a knife-edge.

Keegan then landed the decisive winning kick shortly before the end as Ross Mannion side maintained their 100 per cent record at home.

It was Sligo’s sixth win out of eight games in this year’s campaign, and means they remain top of the table heading into the second set of games.

The sides clash again in the reverse fixture next Saturday in Down.

Meanwhile, Sligo youngster Cillian Gallagher was an unused replacement for Connacht in their disappointing 24-10 defeat away to Zebre in Parma in the Pro14.



Ulster Bank All-Ireland League Division 2C

Sligo 9 Bangor 7

Bective Rangers 9 Thomond 3

Bruff 17 Midleton 13

Omagh 5 Malahide 27

Tullamore 20 Seapoint 23