Bohemians are still seeking their first league point following a narrow defeat at the Showgrounds last night.
The only goal of the game came in the 76th minute when Lee Lynch drilled the ball past Gary Rogers after a well-directed free kick by Joseph Ndo.
The exchanges were evenly balanced during the opening 45 minutes with superb defensive play by Bohemians a feature of the half.
The Bohemians goal had a let off in the 12th minute when Raffaele Cretaro failed to get his shot on target when put through.
Danny North went close for Rovers with a blistering shot after 20 minutes and North was stopped in his tracks again minutes later as he advanced on the Sligo goal.
North who was a constant threat up front and grazed the crossbar from a Ross Gaynor corner five minutes before half time as Sligo went in search of a lead goal.
The pattern of Sligo attack and dogged Bohemians defending continued in the second half until Lynch’s late winner.
SLIGO ROVERS: Rogers, Peers, Ventre, Dillon, Boco, Cretaro, Gaynor, Ndo, Lynch, McGuinness, North.
Subs: Davoren for Dillon 74mins,Cawley for Cretaro 89mins
BOHEMIANS: Sexton, Heary, McMillan, Feely, Joyce, Byrne, Mcmahon, Wilson, Mulcahy, Corcoran, Moore.
Subs: O Connor for Joyce 63mins, Buckley for Wilson,68 min, Harney for Mcmahon 84mins.
Referee: G Kelly, Cork.
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