Second league win for Sligo Minors

Second win for minors

Sligo 1-8 Roscommon 0-5

The Sligo minor team maintained their unbeaten start to their Connacht Minor League campaign courtesy of a six-point defeat of Roscommon at Scarden last night.

In blustery conditions, Sligo had a bolstered squad to pick from following the return of their St Attracta’s contingent and it was one of those players, Red Óg Murphy, who scored the winners’ second half goal.

However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Sligo and they trailed by a point at the break, 0-3 to 0-2. Ryan Walsh kicked both of the home side’s first half points, but Roscommon held a slender half-time advantage.

Sligo improved after the break and fired over six points in the first 15 minutes of the half with Walsh (2), Rory McHugh, Luke Towey, Barry Gorman and Red Óg Murphy all raising white flags.

Three points ahead as the full-time approached, Red Óg Murphy put the result beyond doubt with a 58th minute goal to give Sligo a second successive win.

They will look to stretch their winning run to three when they play Leitrim next Saturday at 5pm in Connolly Park, Collooney.

Sligo: Alan Davey, Oisin Conlon; Josh Ellis, Karl McKenna; Joe McMunn, Rory McHugh (0-1), Luke Towey (0-1); Evan Lavin, Barry Gorman(0-1); Roland Anderson, Niall Colsh, James Carroll; Ryan Walsh (0-4, 2fs), Conal Ryan, Evan Lyons. Subs used: Brian Cox, Red Óg Murphy (1-1), Micheal Cahill, James Duffy, Ciaran O’Dowd. 



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