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Watch: Sligo Rovers’ Rhys McCabe Scores Stunner From His Own Half

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner's Cross, Cork 18/8/2017 Cork City vs Sligo Rovers Sligo Rovers Rhys McCabe

Struggling Sligo Rovers earned a vital win over the similarly troubled Limerick, thanks in no small part to a moment of magic.

Bray Wanderers are currently languishing at the bottom of the Premier Division table with just one point, but despite having far higher point hauls, both Limerick and Sligo Rovers are scrapping to stay out of the relegation play-off spot of ninth place.

Rhys McCabe was the first to get on the score-sheet yesterday at Markets Field in Limerick.

The footage of the goal, via RTÉ’s Soccer Republic, shows the amazing 60-yard strike that rendered Limerick ‘keeper Brendan Clarke redundant for the home side.

However, controversy reigns due to the ball appearing to still be rolling when McCabe strikes it, despite a free kick being called, calling into question the legitimacy of the wonder-strike.

Nonetheless, the goal would turn out to be a crucial one. Although Greg Moorehouse followed up in the 82nd minute to double the away side’s lead, Daniel Kearns of Limerick would score in added time to give Martin Russell’s side hope of salvaging a point.

The 2-1 victory puts Sligo Rovers in 8th on ten points, one ahead of Limerick who have played a game more. Dundalk top the table on 24 points.

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