Under-19s into play-offs

 

Sligo Rovers under-19s confirmed their place in this year’s play-offs as they went top of the league with a 2-1 win away to Letterkenny Rovers.

The win puts Rovers into the eight-team play-offs which will be contested on a knock-out basis to determine this season’s league champions.

There is just one game to play in the regular season which will be against Finn Harps who sit in second place but with a game in hand. That game will be played in a fortnight.

Liam Flatley put Rovers ahead in the first half but Letterkenny got level before half-time.

It wasn’t until the 87th minute that the Bit o’Red got the winner through a goal from Mikey Place.

The team has gone unbeaten since losing to Drogheda on the season’s opening day.

Sligo Rovers team: Byrne, O’Donoghue, Taheny, McCallion, Doherty, Flanagan, Doyle, Morley, Place, Armstrong, Flatley.

 

At the same time Rovers under-17s hosted Athlone Town at The Showgrounds for their final home game of the inaugural season of the league.

Athlone took a 1-0 lead into the second half but early in the second half Thierry Baba was taken down in the penalty area and Liam Kerrigan scored from the spot.

The visitors went in front again with 15 minutes to go but within 10 minutes Darren Somers scored his first for the club to level the game again.

But in stoppage time Athlone went ahead for the third time and there was no chance for Rovers to make another comeback.

Sligo Rovers team: Callaghan, Benson, Mahon, Smith, McDermott, McGarry, Feeney, Kerrigan, Mullarkey, Hever, Byrne.

See our gallery from the game below:

Rovers u-17s 2 Athlone u-17s 3 | Sligo Rovers Football Club

 

 

 

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