Head-to-head: Rovers vs Cork
Rovers start the 2015 season against Cork City at the Showgrounds this Saturday at 7:45. Here's a look at at the head-to-head between the two clubs.
Rovers are unbeaten in the last six games at home to Cork since July 2009. Four of those games have been draws.
The Rebels failed to score in their last four visits to the Showgrounds.
New signings Steven Beattie, Eoin Wearen and Dinny Corocran all scored for Bohs last year against Cork with Corcoran getting three.
The Bit o'Red haven't lost on the opening day of the season since 2008.
Cork City haven’t won on the opening day of a Premier Division season since 2005 when the won 2-0 away to Finn Harps.
Cork City 2 Sligo Rovers 1
With the season drawing to a close there was little other than pride for Rovers to play for in the second game under interim manager Gavin Dykes against a Cork City side the midst of a battle with Dundalk for a league title.
But despite this the Bit o’Red had all the running early on with Raffale Cretaro causing all sorts of problems for the Cork defence but the chances he created couldn’t be taken by forward Danny North and Eamon Zayed.
But after half an hour Rovers scored first with a superb strike by Danny Ledwith. The full-back launched an unstoppable shot from over 30 yards out on the left wing that was possibly the best scored by a Rovers player all season.
A half-time substitution by the Rebels seemed to change the game and early in the half sub John O’Flynn made a goal for Mark O’Sullivan.
With the momentum behind the home side Bill Denny ran down the left side on 63 minutes and struck the ball into the net.
But Rovers still had the chance to get back when in stoppage time a penalty was given for a foul on Ruairi Keating. However Mark McNulty made a terrific stop from Danny North’s penalty.