Sligo Rovers under-19s won for the fifth game running by beating Dundalk 3-2 in a tight game at The Showgrounds.
It leaves the Bit o’Red on the verge of a play-off place just behind Finn Harps and now five points above Dundalk.
Rovers fought hard to come back from two deficits in the game and come out on top.
After losing Mark Hannon to an early injury Rovers suffered a further blow as Dundalk went ahead on 15 minutes with a well-placed free-kick from distance.
But within just three minutes Jason Hunt pegged them back. Chris Flanagan played the ball forward from deep with a slight glance from Liam Flatley put it into the path of Hunt on the far side and he tucked in with a first time shot.
On 27 Dundalk retook the lead with a well-placed finish to a shot from 25 yards.
For the second time in the half Rovers responded, this time with a set-piece. Hunt delivered a corner and from the ensuing scramble involving centre-backs Taheny and Flanagan the ball was forced in.
A quick attack down Dundalk’s left side put the Bit o’Red 3-2 ahead as Brian Morley rang strongly before the winger finished emphatically at the near post.
Rovers had to show some defensive resolve to keep out a strong Dundalk side but Jack Burke and his defence were not beaten.
With two game to go Rovers will go to bottom of the table Letterkenny Rovers this Saturday afternoon looking to guarantee a play-off place.
Sligo Rovers: Burke, O'Donoghue, Flanagan, Taheny, Borotto, Hannon (Doyle 6), Frempong, Armstrong, Morley, Hunt (Place 60), Flatley (Carney 60).
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