Set-pieces paying off for Sligo says 2-goal hero Leahy


Sligo Rovers defender Michael Leahy has found the goal-scoring touch over the past few games, after three goals in three games helped the bit o’red gain two draws, the latest a 2-goal salvo against Bray Wanderers. 

He didn’t manage one goal in the whole of the 2016 season, but feels the work being undertaken in training under new manager Gerard Lyttle is finally paying off. He said, “We’ve been doing a lot of work on set pieces under Gerard, so it’s pleasing that the hard work is paying off.”

“The first goal was a header from a corner. Great ball in from Liam Martin and I headed it in at the far post.”

“The second was a good team move. Good play from Mikey Place and Kieran Sadlier out wide, good cross to Raff who knocked it back across goal for me to head in.”

“We were a goal behind chasing the game so I saw an opportunity to break forward and thankfully the ball came to me in the box.”

That’s two draws in three games and Leahy is pleased with their fighting spirit, but knows they need to cut out mistakes going forward, “We showed good character coming from behind again, just like last week at Pats.”

“We’re a bit unlucky to only have 2 points to show from our 3 games in the last week, overall good performance levels but let down by a couple of silly defensive errors.”

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