Rovers go top with win in Longford

Sligo Rovers are top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division following Friday evening’s 1-0 win away to Longford Town.

Defender Garry Buckley headed home a Robbie McCourt corner early in the second-half to secure all three points.

It was Buckley’s first goal for the club.

Rovers didn’t have it all their own way as Longford enjoy spells of prominence throughout and searched hard for an equaliser.

However, Liam Buckley’s side held on to collect all three points – and maintain their unbeaten start to the new season.