Late equaliser saves Galway Utd

Derek Glynn scored a late equaliser Galway scarcely deserved as they snatched a point from the Showgrounds.

Sligo Rovers 1 Galway United 1

Derek Glynn scored a late equaliser Galway scarcely deserved as they snatched a point from the Showgrounds.

With Sligo well in command, leading from Matt Judge's 58th minute strike, Galway struck five minutes from time to stun the home faithful.

Seamus Coleman initially blocked Alan Murphy's shot from Regi Nootimer's long throw. But the ball broke kindly for Glynn who drilled home from 14 yards.

Sligo, with Adam Hughes pulling the strings in midfield, were the better side throughout, creating several good chances in the first half without finding a way past Gary Rogers in the Galway goal.

Hughes brought a good save out of Rogers on six minutes before the Rovers skipper failed to really get hold of a shot that trickled into the visiting keeper's arms 10 minutes later.

The best chance fell to Rovers on 19 minutes when Rafael Cretaro's miscued shot fell for Fahrudin Kuduzovic who contrived to blazed over the bar.

Galway's only first half chance came from a mistake by keeper Richard Brush on 43 minutes when Derek O'Brien lobbed goal ward from the keeper's clearance, but Brush got back quickly to palm the ball off the line.

Sligo remained the better side into the second half and got their reward with the lead on 58 minutes.

Coleman and Conor O'Grady were involved in the build-up before Hughes got free in the box to cross for Judge to tap home.

But Galway never gave up, though, and were rewarded with Glynn's sixth league goal in five games.

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