Rovers U19s Continue Positive Run Of Form

Rovers U19’s secure the 3 points with a dominant 3-0 victory over Shelbourne F.C in the Showgrounds.

The match started a very cagey affair with both sides fighting to see who could make the impact early on, with neither side getting any major chances. There were a lot of hard tackles between both sides, which resulted in Brian Morley being taken off due to injury early on.

The first chance of the game went Rovers’ way when in the 23rd minute a long ball forward and a lack of communication between the Shelbourne centre backs resulted in Iarla Connor running through on goal and curving it around the on rushing keeper and giving Rovers the early lead.

The Rovers onslaught continued when nearly directly from tip Connor found himself through on goal again but this time the keeper came out on top with a great save but the resulting corner by Paul Doyle found John Mahon at the back post who headed it past a helpless keeper and doubled Sligo’s lead.

Rovers came  into the second half a bit sluggishly as Shelbourne gathered some momentum and started putting some serious pressure on Ed McGintys goal, Assaulting McGinty with a couple of one on ones and a free kick smashing against the crossbar.

This period of Shelbourne good play did eventually come to an end when a great ball pinged across the box by substitute Eoin Slevin only found the boot of a Shelbourne defender. Slevin whipped the resulting corner in which was nodded to the back post where super-sub Ruadhan Feeney was waiting to head it in to the empty net giving Rovers a comfortable 3 goal lead.

Rovers’ display of great teamwork and clinical finishing was more than enough to ease past a lethargic Shelbourne and secure the victory.

Rovers: McGinty, Heneghan (McCallion 82), Hannon, Mahon, Borotto, Keaney, Doyle,Birrane (Fubrini 67), Connor (Feeney 67), Walsh (Slevin 67), Morley (Hughes 10).

 

By Liam Gaule

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