Sligo Rovers drew 1-1 with Shamrock Rovers in Friday night’s televised SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game at the Showgrounds.
Andy Lyons gave the visitors a deserved lead in the first half.
The league holders controlled two thirds of this game – but the introduction of Westport’s Cillian Heaney helped spark an improved spell from the home side – and Jordan Hamilton headed home an equaliser following good approach play from Heaney and skipper David Cawley.
🇨🇦 Jordan Hamilton with the equaliser for Sligo Rovers, what a header!
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Rovers defender Garry Buckley, who impressed throughout, was sent off in the closing stages following a second yellow card.
But Rovers held on for a share of the spoils.
Rovers manager Liam Buckley spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Ronan Flanagan after the game:
Elsewhere, Barry McNamee was Finn Harps matchwinner in their priceless 1-0 win at Finn Park against Damien Duff’s Shelbourne.
Derry City have moved three points clear of Shamrock Rovers at the top of the table following their 4-0 win away to St Patrick’s Athletic.
It was City’s biggest win over Pat’s since their 5-1 at the Brandywell way back in December 1995.
Friday night’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division results
Sligo Rovers 1 Shamrock Rovers 1
Finn Harps 1 Shelbourne 0
St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Derry City 4
Bohemians 3 UCD 0
Dundalk 4 Drogheda Utd 1.