Sligo Rovers picked up a valuable point away from home at the Brandywell on Friday night with a 1-1 draw against title contenders Derry City.
Despite absorbing a lot of early pressure, Rovers produced an excellent team move on 25 minutes which saw Max Mata score his fifth goal of the season to put the visitors in front.
📽️ | WHAT A MOVE!
It’s a wonderful team goal to make it advantage Sligo at the Brandywell!#DERSLI | #LOI pic.twitter.com/E5Dox0HO53
— League of Ireland (@LeagueofIreland) March 17, 2023
Rovers dealt with everything Derry threw at them until 10 minutes from time when Ciaran Coll headed in the equaliser.
The only other blip for Rovers was a worrying looking ankle injury to defender Johann Brannefalk, which saw him stretchered from the pitch in the opening half.
Friday’s LOI Premier Division results
Derry City 1 Sligo Rovers 1
Shamrock Rovers 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 2
Cork City 0 Shelbourne 2
Bohemians 2 UCD 1