Dave Robertson's side held out for their first point of the season.

Watch: Sligo and Pats open their accounts with draw
Published: March 16, 2017

Two of the league's surprise early-season strugglers, Sligo Rovers and St Patrick's Athletic, shared the points in a 1-1 draw at the Showgrounds on Friday night.

 

Kieran Sadlier put the hosts in front ten minutes before the interval directly from a free-kick after Pat Cregg had been booked for a poor lunge on John Russell.

 

The visitors emerged for the second half renewed and hit the crossbar through JJ Lunney before Michael Barker evened the tie with a first-time volley from the edge of the box.

 

Sadlier and Barker each had chances to double their team and individual tallies before the end, and Gavin Peers headed over, as both teams picked up their first points of the year.

 


Leave a Comment

Dave Donnelly

More articles from Dave Donnelly

image description

League Preview: Dundalk -v- Derry City

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, May 23 2017

Dundalk have an opportunity to cement their position at second in the table when they welcome fourth-placed Derry City to ...... Read more

image description

West Ham's Declan Rice called up to Ireland senior squad

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, May 23 2017

Rice joins fellow uncapped players Kevin Long and Alan Browne in the training camp at Fota Island.... Read more

image description

Four uncapped players in Austria squad for World Cup qualifier in Dublin

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, May 23 2017

Marco Janko and David Alaba are the experienced name in a youthful squad.... Read more

image description Photographer: Extratime.ie

Former Shamrock Rovers and Aston Villa full-back Enda Stevens signs for Sheffield United

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, May 23 2017

The Dubliner was named in the League Two team of the season for his performances with title-winning Portsmouth under Paul ...... Read more

image description

Richie Towell signs two-year deal with Premier League Brighton

by Dave Donnelly on Tue, May 23 2017

The Dubliner has yet to start a league game in 18 months with Albion.... Read more

image description

Former Cork City midfielder Browne drafted to senior squad

by Dave Donnelly on Mon, May 22 2017

He's one of five ex-City men in the 38-man squad.... Read more