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13 Aug 2022

Shane Blaney scores as Sligo Rovers dump Motherwell out of Europe

On a famous night at The Showgrounds, Shane Blaney netted as Sligo sent Motherwell packing from the Europa Conference League

Shane Blaney scores as Sligo Rovers dump Motherwell out of Europe

Shane Blaney scored as Sligo Rovers dumped Scottish Premier League Motherwell out of the Europa Conference League.

Blaney scored the opening goal in a famous 2-0 win for the Bit O’Red at The Showgrounds.

Aidan Keena’s goal in the first leg at Fir Park had given Sligo a slight edge.

A sold-out Showgrounds shook when Blaney broke the deadlock.

Liam Kelly, the Motherwell goalkeeper, could only watch in horror as Blaney fired a free kick to the net.

A superbly-hit shot swirled past the helpless Kelly and Sligo were now in a firm command.

In added time, Max Mata made the win safe when he struck a second.

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