A jubilant Sligo Rovers skipper Rhys McCabe spoke of his delight at coming out on top of a relegation six pointer against Bohemians at a packed Dalymount Park. “We knew coming down here it would a very tough place to come but after last weeks disapp
A jubilant Sligo Rovers skipper Rhys McCabe spoke of his delight at coming out on top of a relegation six pointer against Bohemians at a packed Dalymount Park.
“We knew coming down here it would a very tough place to come but after last weeks disappointment we felt as if we owed ourselves and the supporters a big performance and delighted we got the win in the end in such a big game. “
The “Bit O’ Red” midfielder put in a man of the match performance with his outstanding energy and ball retention in the middle of the park, playing a crucial role in stopping what Bohs threw at his side and keeping possession excellently when required.
Even though Bohs skipper, Derek Pender, saw red early into the second half with his side trailing by two goals and the ex-Dunfermline Athletic man knew it still be a battle.
“They had a lot of the ball, especially first half, but our goal before half time was massive. We did well to deal with the long balls up to (Dinny) Corcoran and obviously the sending off changed the game, but I felt we did well trying to move the ball about and try tire them as best as we could.”
Sligo’s away form had been decent before tonight which included big victories away at the Brandywell beating Derry City 2-0 and their biggest win of the season coming at Inchicore against St. Pat’s 3-0 – which was matched tonight -and the Skipper joked about playing more games away from home if it see’s them stay up.
“Yes our away form has been quiet good so why not (play away from home more), but in all seriousness, picking up much needed points at home it’s something we will work on for sure. But after tonight’s three points, we can now start looking forward instead of back, which is huge for us.
"A few weeks ago it looked as if we may have been a bit short numbers wise but all credit to the gaffer bringing in new additions which have really helped, so things are looking a lot more positive.”