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REPORT | Sligo Rovers 2-0 Galway United

Sligo Rovers were 2-0 winners against United at the Showgrounds on Friday night.

Goals in either half from Seamus Sharkey and Adam Wixted secured the win for Gerard Lyttle’s side in a game played in difficult conditions.

United were without the services of Eoin McCormack, Alex Byrne, Marc Ludden, Conor Barry and Conor Melody at the Showgrounds and Shane Keegan gave a raft of trialists an opportunity to impress for the Tribesmen.

United captain Ryan Connolly went closest in the early stages when he flashed a shot wide of Michael Schlingermann’s post.

Sligo struck first however when Seamus Sharkey rose above Robbie Williams in the box to power home Eduardo Pincelli’s free-kick.

United had the ball in the net midway through the first half but the linesman felt United’s trialist right-winger had strayed into an offside position.

Late in the game, Adam Wixted squeezed home a second goal for the Bit o’Red after Greg Moorhouse had played him through on goal.

Sligo Rovers: Schlingermann, Boylan, Callan-McFadden, Sharkey, Donelon, trialist, McCabe, Cawley, Pincelli, Wixted, Morgan.

Galway United: Ryan, Nugent, Conway, Williams, Kinneen, trialist, Connolly, trialist, Ubaezuono, Manning, trialist.

Substitutes used: trialist, Walsh, Sharkey, Layng, Shanahan, Rooney, trialist, trialist.