Sligo move further ahead


League of Ireland review:Sligo Rovers have extended their lead at the top of the Airtricity Premier Division to eight points with a 3-0 win over UCD at The Showgrounds.

Mark Quigley and Pascal Millien scored within two first half minutes of each other and Romauld Boco sealed the points after the break to take full advantage of Drogheda United's 3-2 defeat to Cork City at Turners Cross.

Quigley struck in the 38th minute, when Millien's ball to Boco was helped on to the striker, who despatched it into the bottom right-hand corner. The forward then turned provider for Millien, who was equally composed in front of Mark McGinley to double the lead before hobbling off injured to be replaced by Raffaele Cretaro.

Boco added the gloss 14 minutes from time when Ross Gaynor set him free and McGinley was beaten by a third neat finish.

Drogheda were on the wrong side of a five-goal game in Cork. The homeside took the lead through a Vinny Sullivan tap in after five minutes, but the sides were level before the break, thanks to Eric Foley's scorcher of a free-kick that found the top corner.

Cork edged ahead again when Kevin Murray forced another close range effort over the line, but things appeared to be turning the way of Drogs on the hour mark when Mark McNulty conceded a penalty and was sent off for a challenge on Gavin Brennan.

Declan O'Brien converted from the spot in the 66th minute but the winner came just moments later when Cork substitute Davin O'Neill saw his shot deflected into the net.

St Patrick's Athletic moved back to within a point of the top three with a 1-0 win over at Dundalk, while Bohemians and Shelbourne drew 2-2 at Dalymount.

Bray Wanderers and Derry City were scoreless at the Brandywell.

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