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Leverock plays part as Sligo rescue a point

Danté Leverock, the Sligo Rovers defender, featured in his team's 1-1 draw at home to Finn Harps in a scrappy SSE Airtricity League Premier Division north west derby at the Showgrounds yesterday.

The Bermuda captain had been doubtful in the lead up to the match after he suffered a leg injury and was replaced early in the second-half during Sligo's goalless draw away to Cork City on Monday.

However, he passed a pregame fitness test and went on to play the entire 90 minutes to help his team earn a share of the spoils.

The visitors led 1-0 at the break via Sean Boyd's header after Sligo failed to clear from a set-piece.

Leverock and his team-mates grew into the game in the second-half and were unfortunate not to be back on even terms.

First, Romeo Parkes had a goal chalked off by the linesman's flag and substitute Regan Donelon's free-kick was deflected onto the post off of a defender.

The hosts also had an appeal for a penalty go in vain.

Sligo's relentless pressure finally told three minutes from the end of regulation time when Ronan Coughlan converted from the penalty after being brought down in the area by Danny O'Reilly to rescue a point for the hosts.

The visitors played the rest of the game a man short as O'Reilly was sent off after being shown a second yellow for conceding the penalty which led to Sligo's late equaliser.

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Published April 27, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated April 27, 2019 at 1:00 am)

Leverock plays part as Sligo rescue a point

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