Waterford FC returned to third place in the Premier Division after a 1-0 win at home to Sligo Rovers.
Sander Puri’s first-half strike from Noel Hunt’s right-wing cross secured all three points as the race for third place continues. After a quiet start, the game came to life out of nowhere on 17 minutes.
Noel Hunt picked up possession and fired his cross to the front post for Sander Puri to fire first-time. Eight minutes before the break, the visitors forced a series of dangerous corners.
Regan Donalan broke down the left but his dangerous cross was cleared by defender Garry Comerford. The corner saw Patrick McClean rise highest but his effort was deflected. That resulting corner was cleared to Cory Galvin who broke and picked out Sander Puri but his strike was saved by McGinty.
Mikey Drennan looked to level for Sligo Rovers on the hour mark as he brilliantly controlled Patrick McClean’s left-wing cross but he was just crowded out as he got set to fire at goal.
The visitors played the last quarter of the game with just 10 men after losing captain Rhys McCabe to injury before Aborah almost sealed the points but free kick from the edge of the penalty area struck the inside the post.
Sligo pilled on the pressure late but Blues held out after a late spell of Rovers pressure to win 1-0.