Sligo Rovers impressive start to the new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season continued on Friday night as Liam Buckley’s side enjoyed a 3-0 win away to Drogheda United.
First-half goals from Lewis Banks, Jordan Hamilton and Will Fitzgerald in an impressive and controlled 45 minutes by the visitors sealed the victory which moves Rovers onto eight points from four games played.
Take a look at Will Fitzgerald’s finish here…
🎥 | Will Fitzgerald’s goal that gave @sligorovers a 3-0 lead on 35 minutes 🥅
Is there any way back for @DroghedaUnited? 😬
— SSE Airtricity League (@SSEAirtricityLg) March 11, 2022
Drogheda were handed a lifeline at the start of the second-half when they were awarded a penalty – but Georgie Poynton fired the spot kick wide.
While the second-half saw precious few chances created by Rovers, the remained in control throughout to ease to the win.
Elsewhere, Finn Harps lost 2-0 at home to St Patrick’s Athletic, while former Harps player Rory Gaffney was Shamrock Rovers matchwinner in their 1-0 victory against Bohemians
Friday night’s results
Drogheda Utd 0 Sligo Rovers 3
Finn Harps 0 St Patrick’s Athletic 2
Shamrock Rovers 1 Bohemians 0
Shelbourne 1 Dundalk 1
UCD v Derry City POSTPONED.
Rovers next play Finn Harps at the Showgrounds this Monday night in a north-west derby.
There will be live coverage of the game on Ocean FM, beginning at 8:05pm.