Sligo stage thrilling comeback at Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers 2 Longford Town 1

Sligo Rovers 2 Longford Town 1

Sligo came from a goal down to make it four wins on the spin in a thrilling match at the Showgrounds.

In-form Sligo started well with Matt Judge shooting wide on 13 minutes, but it was Longford who stole the lead with a picture goal six minutes later.

Dave Mooney laid the ball off to Patrick Sullivan whose cross was met by Ian Wexler who scored with a meaty diving header.

Sligo were better on the resumption, but needed a penalty to get back into the game on 57 minutes.

Sean Prunty tripped Brian Cash inside the area and Fahrudin Kuduzovic scored from the spot.

Rafael Cretaro then scored a brilliant winner nine minutes later when heading home Judge's superb cross from the right.

Longford remained in a terrific game, though, and David Freeman headed Mooney's cross onto a post just minutes later.

Sligo finished with a flourish and Kuduzovic showed brilliant skill to shoot off the bar before Gary Curran did likewise seconds later.

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