strong>Second half goals from strikers Eoin Doyle and Matthew Blinkhorn were enough to earn the win over Drogheda and move Sligo to the top of the league.
Doyle added his 14th of the season in the 79th minute to seal a comfortable win over a Drogs side happy to make life difficult for Sligo without ever offering anything of their own.
Neither goal was representative of Sligo’s slick passing football, both coming from goalmouth scrambles.
For the first Blinkhorn managed to get his head on a ricocheting ball while for the second Doyle was on hand to convert from close range.
Sligo started brightly but could not impose themselves on the well drilled Drogheda defence, at half time the only thing of note was the announcement that former Bohemians and Colchester player Conor Powell had signed for the club.
The second half started at a good pace and Sligo started to create chances though the first came from a free kick.
Richie Ryan had David Trimble beaten but could only hit the post with a curled effort.
To their credit Drogheda made Sligo work for the opener but once it came there was only going to be one winner and for the night at least Sligo go top of the league.
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