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Premier Division

  • 23 March 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • The Showgrounds, Sligo
  • Referee: R. Rogers
  • • Attendance: 2311

Sligo Rovers 2-1 Limerick - Holders come from behind to maintain perfect start

Sligo Rovers 2-1 Limerick - Holders come from behind to maintain perfect start

Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Anthony Elding continued his scoring streak as the Bit o' Red extended their 100 percent record, starting the season with four wins from four

On-form Anthony Elding bagged a goal and provided an assist as Sligo Rovers came from a goal down to beat Limerick at the Showgrounds. Craig Curran gave the visitors the lead before goals from Elding and Jeff Henderson turned the tie around.

Sligo started brightly, and had the ball in the back of the net after just seven minutes. However, the assistant had waved Anthony Elding for offside. Elding and Raffaele Cretaro linked up well in the early stages, but it was the visitors who took the lead through Craig Curran's scruffy shot on 33 minutes. Sligo looked as if they would go in behind at the break, but Anthony Elding popped up to head in Alan Keane's cross in first-half stoppage time to level the tie.

The hosts beat Barry Ryan a third time just after the interval, with Elding meeting Lee Lynch's cross. However, once again, the referee ruled that the striker was offside. Sligo dominated most of the play, and were urged on by a large home support, but could not turn possession into attack. Ian Baraclough made a couple of changes to force the tie, and got his reward seven minutes from time when Jeff Henderson met Elding's centre to score his first goal for the Bit o' Red.

The victory sees Ian Baraclough's side extend their winning streak at the start of the season, and the Bit o' Red sit comfortably at the top of the table with four wins from four games.