FINN Harps are rooted to the bottom of the Premier after a disappointing derby defeat at The Showgrounds.
Sligo Rovers 3 Finn Harps 1
Pictures by Joe Boland, North West Newspix
Second-half goals by Ronan Murray and Ronan Coughlan gave Sligo Rovers victory over nine-man Finn Harps, who had Mark Coyle and Kosovar Sadiki sent off in the second half.
Harps manager Ollie Horgan was also sent off as Harps slipped to a loss that keeps them at the foot of the standings, while this win moves Sligo into third.
Earlier, Mark Russell and cancelled out Ryan De Vries opening goal.
De Vries connected to a cross by ex-Harps player Jesse Devers to score just seven minutes in.
David Cawley went close from a free before Harps stirred with Alexander Kogler denied by Ed McGinty and Barry McNamee was off target.
Harps levelled just before the hour when Russell riffled home a superb striker after Shane McEleney’s long throw was only partially cleared.
Russell had been provider for a Kogler chance moments earlier, with the Austrian firing wide.
Just two minutes after drawing level, Coyle was given his second yellow card of the night while Horgan was also dismissed by Rob Harvey, the referee.
Murray put Sligo ahead 17 minutes from the end as he tucked past Mark Anthony McGinley.
Five minutes from the end, Coughlan beat McGinley from a penalty, awarded when Sadiki fouled the Sligo attacker.
Sadiki was booked for his troubles, his second of the night meaning the visitors finished with nine men.
Sligo Rovers: Ed McGinty; Lewis Banks, Kyle McFadden, Teemu Penninkangas, Regan Donelon; David Cawley, Niall Morahan; Ryan De Vries (Darragh Noone 75), Junior, Jesse Devers (Ronan Murray 66); Ronan Coughlan.
Finn Harps: Mark McGinley; David Webster (Karl O’Sullivan 74), Kosavar Sadiki, Stephen Folan (Gareth Harkin 81); Adrian Delap (Shane McEleney HT), Sam Todd; Ryan Connolly (Adam Foley 81), Mark Coyle, Barry McNamee; Alexander Kogler (Raff Cretaro 75), Mark Russell.
Referee: Rob Harvey.Tags: