The goalkeeper looked solid from crosses and dealt well with a few awkward corners. He had no chance with the goals.
UCD’s captain was solid in the air and formed a good partnership with Boyle.
The left-back had a difficult time defending against Cretaro and could have done better in the build-up to the opening goal.
He defended well against Djilali but could not influence the game in attacking areas.
Like his captain, Boyle was impressive in the air and covered passes down the channel with his good pace.
Worked hard on the left wing but did not really affect the play.
He found it difficult in midfield. Never really got into the game.
He misplaced several passes but never stopped trying to find the killer ball through to the forward line.
The lone striker cut an isolated figure but never gave up running. He was eventually replaced by Cillian Morrison.
The tricky attacking midfielder was busy throughout but lacked the creativity to penetrate a solid Rovers’ defence. Replaced by Mark Langtry on 54 minutes.
Drifted in and out of the match. He could not bring a real attacking threat to the encounter.
Played an excellent pass to begin the move that led to the opener. He also did his goalkeeping duties when called upon.
Was strong in the tackle against Clarke on several occasions and linked up well with Djilali on the wing. He posed an attacking threat when he got into advanced positions.
He looked assured at the back and coped well with Russell. His pace was evident when he did get forward.
The former UCD man looked composed in possession and helped start several moves from the back.
He was never really troubled and helped fend off McMillan’s eager running.
Was extremely competent in midfield. He controlled possession and helped Sligo dominate the midfield battle. His corners were always dangerous.
He flicked the ball cleverly into the path of Aaron Greene for the opener and was dangerous on the left. He was replaced by Ventre on 72 minutes.
He got a deserved goal on the hour when he smashed home from a Rovers’ corner. He helped control possession in midfield for the champions and provided a defensive shield when required.
Took his goals very well on 27 minutes and got into good attacking areas on numerous occasions. He was also involved in Cawley’s goal.
Was quiet for the majority of the match. He showed glimpses of his aerial strength but the UCD centre halves coped well with him.
A constant threat on the right. Was instrumental in the build up play to the opening goal and gave the UCD defence a headache all night.