Report: Rovers 3-0 Finn Harps

Sligo Rovers made it two wins in a row at home as John Russell’s side defeated Finn Harps 3-0 at The Showgrounds on Saturday night.

The game was only two minutes old when Karl O’ Sullivan’s cross deflected into the path of Aidan Keena who forced a powerful shot into the far corner to give Rovers the perfect start.

Four minutes later and it was two. Shane Blaney’s long diagonal pass looked to be running through to Harps’ keeper Mark McGinley but O’ Sullivan got to it before him and had the easy task of tapping into an empty net.

The rest of the half was nip and tuck with both sides keeping good possession and trying to force some chances. Eric McWoods had the visitors best chance but Ed McGinty saved well inside the area.

Damien MacGraith blew for half time with Rovers keeping their two goal advantage.

Garry Buckley was replaced by Nando Pijnaker at the break as he continues to monitor a minor injury.

Harps tried to get back into the game but failed to create any clear cut chances as Ed McGinty was strong in Rovers’ goal.

Russell introduced Seamas Keogh and Kailin Barlow, for his debut, in the closing stages and Rovers got a third when Karl O’ Sullivan picked out Keena in the box and the Mullingar native headed home from close range to secure the win for The Bit O’ Red.

Next up is a trip to Drogheda United on Friday night.