LOI Premier Division Round-up: Cork City stage turnaround at Sligo Rovers

Leaders stay on track after fighting back

Kevin O'Connor, Cork City, League of Ireland

Cork's Kevin O'Connor scores the winning goal ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Cork City have added put another win on the board in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division but they were made to fight for all three points away at Sligo Rovers.

John Caulfield's side won 2-1 to notch their 14th win in their first 15 league games of the season and also remain unbeaten in 2017 so far.

Sligo Rovers took the lead midway through the first half through Kieran Sadlier but Cork fought back in the second half thanks to Achille Campion and Kevin O'Connor to move 16 points clear of Dundalk at the top of the table, with the latter playing their game in hand on Tuesday night. 

Sligo remain 10th in the table after the defeat.

Meanwhile, goals from Gary Shaw and Brandon Miele got Shamrock Rovers back to winning ways as they defeated Galway United 2-0 at Tallaght Stadium.

Rovers stay fifth but move within a point of fourth placed Derry City.

Finn Harps beat St Patrick's Athletic 3-1 to climb off the bottom and create a situation where the five bottom sides including both themselves, Pats, Galway United, Sligo and Drogheda United are all level on 14 points, although bottom side Drogheda have a game in hand on the sides above them on goal difference. 

On the night, Danny Morrissey scored twice to put Finn Harps in control against Pats before Patrick Mailey added a third before half time.

Christy Fagan pulled one back for Pats with an 82nd minute consolation.