League of Ireland: Derry City 1-1 Sligo Rovers

Seanan Clucas netted Derry City's equaliser against Sligo Rovers
Seanan Clucas scored his first goal in his 12th Derry City appearance

Derry City scored their first goal in five matches but could only manage a draw at home to Sligo Rovers in Friday's Premier Division game.

Sligo took the lead in the 51st minute when Estonian international Sander Puri punished poor Derry defending and rounded keeper Shaun Patton to score.

But Derry hit back just a minute later when Seanan Clucas netted with a nice lob for his first goal for City.

Derry's Mark Timlin got a straight red card while Sligo missed a late penalty.

Timlin was dismissed by IFA referee Arnold Hunter in the 67th-minute for a tackle on Sligo's Kevin Devaney.

In the first half Sligo had gone closest to a goal when Dinny Corcoran's shot hit the post.

They had a great chance to record only their third victory of the league campaign when they got a penalty in the 82nd minute after Corcoran had been bundled over by Dean Jarvis.

However, Alan Keane's spot-kick struck the crossbar and Derry hung on for a point.

Derry have managed just one victory from their eight home matches in the league this season.