Sligo Rovers look to be clear of relegation trouble after a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Limerick FC at the Markets Field. Two Mikey Drennan strikes and an absolute stunner from Raffaele Cretaro saw Sligo to the three points that puts them eig
Sligo Rovers look to be clear of relegation trouble after a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Limerick FC at the Markets Field.
Two Mikey Drennan strikes and an absolute stunner from Raffaele Cretaro saw Sligo to the three points that puts them eight points clear of Limerick.
Former Limerick FC player Lee J Lynch helped the Bit o’Red to victory and admitted post-game that it was a crucial one for his new side.
“It was a big win for us. I couldn’t bring any sort of emotion coming home. We needed a big win. It wasn’t our style of football tonight but we got the job done.
“We knew coming down here that a loss would have been unacceptable. We knew how much a win would push us on.
“We can now look forward to our last seven games and look up the table. It wasn’t really an option to think about losing or even getting a draw.”
Lynch enjoyed three years with Limerick FC and added that he hasn’t enjoyed watching the club struggle both on and off the field in 2018.
“It’s not good being honest. I had three great years here. Everyone wants to play for their hometown club and see them do well.
“It’s a sad thing to see but they are where they are. I hope things work out for them in the off season and new investment comes in because they deserve to be a team in the Premier Division with the fanbase in the city.
Sligo deserved their victory in what was a scrappy game throughout. Drennan’s header before half time put them ahead and then the striker added a penalty to double Sligo’s lead just after the break.
Shane Duggan pulled one back for the hosts but Cretaro’s superb 30-yard strike sealed a win that Lynch was happy with, despite the nature of how it was engineered.
“I don’t think we played our style of football that we have been playing in the last six weeks,” explained Lynch.
“In certain games we have played great football and have lost. Tonight wasn’t about pretty football, showing our style of play. It was about getting the job done.”