REPORT: Sligo Rovers 2-2 Galway United

15th November 2023

Galway United progressed in the EA Sports Cup after a dramatic game at The Showgrounds on May Bank Holiday Monday. Conor Melody hit the base of the post with a free kick after half an hour, despite Sligo having the majority of the possession through

Galway United required a penalty shoot-out to overcome Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds following a 2-2 draw and extra-time.

Gavan Holohan netted the all-important spot-kick having already scored in extra-time, so the former Hull City man will not forget this day in a hurry.

After a scoreless 90 minutes, Matthew Stevens opened the scoring for Sligo with his third strike of the season. But Galway quickly hit back.

Firstly Ronan Murray responded and then Holohan put them in control. It looked as though Galway would hang on for the win before Kieran Sadlier converted a penalty.

So it went to a shoot-out where Stephen Foran got things started with the first penalty that acted as a good omen for The Tribesmen as they went on to win it.