Sligo Rovers returned to winning ways on Friday night with an impressive 2-0 win against St Patrick’s Athletic in their televised SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game.
A first-half penalty from Johnny Kenny and an exquisite finish from the excellent Ryan De Vries just before the interval secured all three points for Liam Buckley’s side.
Sligo Rovers 2-0 St Patrick’s Athletic: Ryan de Vries gives Sligo a two-goal buffer just before the interval with this sublime strike. pic.twitter.com/3SAtt4FCSI
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It’s Rovers first win since their league win against Longford Town on July 3rd.
Derry City’s 2-2 draw with Finn Harps means Rovers are now four points clear of their nearest challengers in third place in the table.
Tempers frayed after the full-time whistle as TV captured pictures of a melee involving players and backroom team members from both clubs in the players tunnel.
Friday night’s Premier Division results
Sligo Rovers 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 0
Derry City 2 Finn Harps 2
Shamrock Rovers 2 Waterford 0
Drogheda Utd 3 Bohemians 2.