Updated: 22/10/17 : 07:55:12
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Sligo Rovers 3-0 stormer to safety

SLIGO ROVERS stormed to safety in the SSE Airtricity League relegation dogfight with a 3-0 win over North West neighbours Derry City last night, Saturday.

The Bit o’ Red ignored Storm Brian as he stuck his backside into the Showgrounds and howled and yowled all through the game.

The gale even helped as Rhys McCabe banged in another vital goal for the club.

To recall, it was the Scotsman’s great individual goal took all three points from champions Cork City by the Leeside last month.

Last night, McCabe, aided by Storm Brian, took the first in the eighth minute and Vinny Faherty added a tap-in five minutes before half time. 2-0.

In the final minute Craig Roddan capitalised on a defensive error and delivered deliverance to Rovers.

All in all, it was fans’ happiest night since the good old days of regular Cup and League successes earlier in this decade.

Now, the leagues draw specialists, 14 in 32 games this season, need just one point from their trip to Drogheda United later this week to be 100% safe.

With a wind at their back and if next Friday night’s results all fall a certain way, Sligo Rovers could yet finish their 2017 season in seventh place.

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Satisfying Finale

Last night’s rout by Rovers of Derry was a direct response to the 4-0 drubbing by the same opposition during the summer. Summer? What summer!

The emphatic 3-0 win last night before a bumper crowd was satisfying home finale to what has been a consistently disappointing season. 

Three players were booked in the game: Aaron Barry of Derry City along with Sligo’s Rhys McCabe and Regan Donelon.

Link: See Sligo Today 21/10/2017.