Sligo Rovers draw 0-0 with Drogheda

Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers played out a scoreless draw in Friday night’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division at Head in the Game Park.

This was a poor enough contest with clearcut chances at a premium.

Rovers had a couple of opportunities in the opening half and Will Fitzgerald had a late opportunity to snatch all three points near the end, but 0-0 it finished.


The result keeps Rovers in fifth place in the table (see below) – and extends John Russell’s unbeaten run since he took over as manager (interim & permanent) to four games.

Sligo Rovers
Ed McGinty; Colm Horgan, Lewis Banks, Shane Blaney, Paddy Kirk; Niall Morahan (David Cawley, 65), Adam McDonnell; Karl O’Sullivan (Cillian Heaney, 71), Aidan Keena, Will Fitzgerald; Max Mata.

Elsewhere, Finn Harps came from 2-0 down against St Patrick’s Athletic late on to snatch a dramatic 2-2 draw at Finn Park through late goals from Jose Carrilo and Ethan Boyle.

Shamrock Rovers have extended their lead at the top with a 1-0 victory over Bohemians in the Dublin Derby.

Friday night’s results
Drogheda United 0 Sligo Rovers 0
Finn Harps 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 2
Shamrock Rovers 1 Bohemians 0
Dundalk 0 Shelbourne 0
UCD 0 Derry City 1.