Rovers 1-0 Finn Harps - Report

 

John Russell scored the only goal of the game as Sligo Rovers beat Finn Harps at the Showgrounds in what was the Bit O'Red's penultimate pre-season friendly. 

The midfielder struck just past the hour mark when his curling shot wrong-footed Harps keeper Harry Doherty. 

Both sides produced decent chances to open the scoring in the first half with Rovers net minder Shaun Patton palming Ciaran O'Connor's effort to safety on 11. While Kyle Callan-McFadden headed Russell's set-piece wide of the post mid-way through the half. 

Chris Kenny was on hand to block down O'Connor's goalward effort on 34, the teams going in level at the break. 

Russell and Mathew Stevens both went close in the first moments of the second period, however Doherty was alert to clear the danger.

 

 

Russell fired home on 62 after he connected with Raffaele Cretaro's pass. 

Rovers' next and final pre-season friendly comes this Sunday against Athlone Town at the Showgrounds. Kick-off is 5pm. 

Rovers: Patton, Adebayo-Rowling, Donelon, Leahy, Callan-McFadden, Kearns, Sadlier, Kenny, Russell, Cretaro, Stevens.

Subs used: Boylan, Place, Martin, Ayunga, Schlingermann.

 

Harps: Gallagher, Coll, Bonner, McAleer, Carter, Boyle, O'Connor, Lafferty, Mailey, Cantwell, White. 

 

 

 

Recent Articles

20/08/2017
Sligo Rovers picked up their first league win away from the Showgrounds this year as they upset the odds to beat champions-elect Cork City 1-0 at Turner's Cross. Rhys McCabe netted the contest's decider in the 49th minute when his cross...
17/08/2017
Sligo Rovers travel south on Friday night to take on leaders Cork City in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.  The Bit o’ Red drew 0-0 with Bray Wanderers last Tuesday and remain in the relegation zone going into this encounter....
17/08/2017
Sligo Rovers have been drawn to face Scottish Championship side Falkirk in the second round of the Irn Bru Challenge Cup.The match will be played in The Showgrounds on 2/3 September.Full details to follow