Rovers beaten by Bohs

Sligo Rovers 0 – 3 Bohemians

Goals from James Clarke, Aboubacar Keita and Dayle Rooney saw Bohemians beat Sligo Rovers by three goals to nil at the Showgrounds. 

Rovers made one change from the stalemate in Galway a week previous. Rein Smit handed his second start for the Bit O’Red following the departure of Max Mata whose loan spell has ended. 

The Dubliners hit the lead two minutes in when Clarke nodded past Ed McGinty from a Dayle Rooney cross after two minutes. 

A determined Rovers were undeterred by this setback, however. 

Both Smit and Stefan Radosavljevic went close for the home side as Rovers bossed the game for a period. 

Bohs then took a hold of this game when Keita noded Rooney’s corner past McGinty before the break. 

Rovers introduced both Kailin Barlow and Wilson Waweru in the second half as John Russell’s charges chased for a goal that would bring them back into the tie. 

The visitor settled the tie mid-way through the second period. Rooney’s impressive drive from outside the area settled the points. 

Sligo Rovers: Ed McGinty; JR Wilson, Ollie Denham (Kailin Barlow HT), Charlie Wiggett, Reece Hutchinson; Niall Morahan, Connor Malley; Stefan Radosavljevic (Daire Patton 87), Ellis Chapman, Fabrice Hartmann (Wilson Waweru HT); Rein Smit. 

Bohemians: Kacper Chorazka; Luke Matheson, Aboubacar Keita, Jevon Mills, Paddy Kirk; James McManus, James Clarke (Daniel Grant 79), Adam McDonnell; James Akintunde (Filip Piszczek 75), Declan McDaid (Dylan Connolly 62), Dayle Rooney (Martin Miller 66). 

Referee: Gavin Colfer. 

Attendance: 2,087.