Nine reasons to back the Bit o' Red
Looking for nine reasons for why The Showgrounds is the place to be this Saturday night as the Bit o’ Red take on Limerick?
1) Rovers have scored three or more goals in The Showgrounds in eight of the last nine matches. Anthony Elding, Kieran Djilali and Evan McMillan scored on their home debuts to immediately kick off their Rovers careers.
2) Ross Gaynor has 11 assists from his last 30 matches. Only Lionel Messi, Cesc Fabregas, Juan Mata and Wayne Rooney have more per game currently in the Premier League or La Liga. And none are full-backs.
3) Five wins out of five in all competitions is the best start Rovers have made in a season in decades. It is the first time Rovers have won the first three league games of a season since we last attempted to defend the title in 1977/78.
4) Anthony Elding has scored five goals in four games including four in the league. He is top of scoring charts in the league, including three headers.
5) One Direction are thrilled with the start to the season. See 6:50
6) Prior to Curtis Byrne’s strike, Gary Rogers went 427 minutes without conceding so far this year.
Good result tonight, disappointed to concede 1st goal of the season, great 3 points away from home
— gary rogers (@gaz1garyrogers) March 19, 2013
7) An excellent 2,684 fans attended last Saturday’s opening league game, an increase of over 25% from the first league match of last season against UCD. Newly-promoted Limerick are expected to add to the occasion for our first meeting in eight years. Stand up for the Bit o' Red.
8) A possible repeat of Kieran Djilali’s celebration for the third goal against Bray Wanderers.
9) Raffaele Cretaro’s goal against Dundalk meant he has now scored in 12 seasons for Sligo Rovers. He has become the first player to achieve that feat.
Some nice tweets from teammates friends & fans tonight didn't even know I'd done that till I seen it on this happy out #SRFC
— Raff Cretaro (@RaffCretaro) March 20, 2013
Join us at 7:45pm in The Showgrounds as the league leaders meet Limerick on Saturday. Adults €15, concession €10 and children €5.