Sligo Rovers stun Shelbourne in televised game

Sligo Rovers came from 2-0 down to beat leaders Shelbourne 3-2 in Saturday evening’s televised SSE Airtricity Women’s National League game at the Showgrounds.

Pearl Slattery’s header and Alex Kavanagh’s free-kick put Shels two-nil in front in a first-half which they largely controlled – but Rovers winger Gemma McGuinness pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time.

Then, Emma Doherty struck for the first of two second-half goals eight minutes after the restart – and Buncrana woman popped up again on the hour to fire home what proved to be the matchwinner.

Sligo Rovers: Amy Mahon, Leah Kelly, Ruth Monaghan, Orna O’Dowd, Gemma McGuinness, Lauren Boles, Emma Doherty, Kerri O’Hara, Paula McGrory, Amy Boyle-Carr, Helen Monaghan. Subs: Sarah Kiernan for R Monaghan 33 mins, Emma Hansberry for McGuinness and Jessica Casey for O’Hara both 73 mins, Fiona Doherty for E Doherty 85 mins.