LOI round up: Sligo thrash Galway

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Updated: July 16, 2011

Sligo turned in a stunning performance to consolidate their position at the top of the table racking up 8 goals against a hapless Galway United.

A first ever hat trick from Matthew Blinkhorn hat trick along with a brace from Eoin Doyle as well as strikes from Rafael Cretaro, Richie Ryan and an own goal saw Sligo record their biggest ever win over their Connacht rivals.

A blistering first half saw Paul Cook’s side head in 5 goals up and they didn’t take their foot off the gas in the second half to add 3 more and significantly improve their goal difference.

Shamrock Rovers stay second in the table but needed a 90th minute goal from Gary Twigg to beat Drogheda at Hunky Dory Park. Michael O’Neill’s men stay a point behind Sligo.

Derry City also kept up the chase as they beat Bray 2-1 at the Carlisle grounds, the league’s top scorer Eamonn Zayed returning to haunt his former club with the opening goal.

Meanwhile mid table Dundalk moved above Bray in the standings with a 2-0 win over UCD at Oriel Park. In demand midfielder Daniel Kearns getting on the score sheet for Ian Foster’s men.

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