Sligo Rovers narrowly lose out in Cork

Cork City’s Jimmy Keohane came off the bench to inflict a narrow defeat on his former team Sligo Rovers at Turners Cross last night.

Keohane fired home with just 12 minutes left to break the deadlock as the Bit O’ Red lost on the road for just the second time this season.

The win moves Cork back to second behind leaders Dundalk, who were 3-nil winners away to Limerick, helped by Pat Hoban’s seventh goal of the season.

Dundalk are two-points clear at the top and have still only conceded once this season.

Oisin Langan has this report…

In England, former Sligo Rovers manager John Coleman and assistant Jimmy Bell led Accrington Stanley to promotion from League Two last night.

A 2-0 defeat of Yeovil Town means that Accrington are guaranteed to finish in the automatic promotion places.

Former Bit O’ Red midfielder Seamus Conneely featured in midfield for Accrington and is the club captain.

Accrington are currently four points clear at the top with four games left and will now turn their attentions towards trying to win the league outright.

Meanwhile, Paul Cook’s Wigan also took a step closer to promotion last night.

Will Grigg scored a dramatic 87th minute winner as the League One leaders beat Oxford United 1-0 at the DW Stadium last night.

Wigan are three points clear of Blackburn Rovers at the top and two wins from their last four games will guarantee promotion, while three wins would almost certainly secure the title given Wigan’s superior score difference.