Competition: League of Ireland Premier Division   Venue: United Park    Attendance: 944   Referee: Tom Connolly
Drogheda United
Drogheda United

Alan Byrne - Yellow Card (38')

David Cassidy - Yellow Card (51')

Derek Prendergast - Yellow Card (56')

Declan O'Brien - Missed Penalty (71')

Ryan Brennan - Goal (90')

Ryan Brennan - Yellow Card (90')

Mon 06 May 2013

1 - 2


(Full Time)
St. Patrick's Ath
St. Patrick's Ath

Anthony Flood - Yellow Card (70')

Christy Fagan - Goal (81')

Killian Brennan - Penalty (90' + 2')



Team Lineup
Gabriel Sava (G)
Alan Byrne (D)
Shane Grimes (D)
Derek Prendergast (D)
Stephen Quigley (D)
Ryan Brennan (M)
Gavin Brennan (M)
David Cassidy (M)
Michael Daly (M)
Graham Rusk (M)
Declan O'Brien (F)
Cathal Brady (Sub)
Eric Foley (Sub)
Brian Gannon (Sub)
Philip Hand (Sub)
Peter Hynes (Sub)
Alan McNally (Sub)
Michael Schlingermann (Sub)



Game Matchtracker



Drogheda United 1 - 2 St. Patrick's Ath
90' + 3' - Full Time -

Late late late drama here in Drogheda, but Pats secure all three points right at the death.

Drogheda United 1 - 2 St. Patrick's Ath
90' + 2' - Penalty - Killian Brennan scores for St. Patrick's Ath from the penalty spot.
Drogheda United 1 - 1 St. Patrick's Ath
90' + 1' -

Penalty to St Pats!

Drogheda United 1 - 1 St. Patrick's Ath
90' - Yellow Card -

Ryan Brennan is booked for Drogheda United.

Drogheda United 1 - 1 St. Patrick's Ath
90' - Goal - Ryan Brennan scores for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 0 - 1 St. Patrick's Ath
85' -

Some nervy moments in the Pats box as Brendan Clarke watches a high ball come down on top of him and he spills it and Peter Hynes hooks a shot over his shoulder which appeared to come off Price's hand but the ref doesnt give it. 

Drogheda United 0 - 1 St. Patrick's Ath
81' - Goal -

It has been coming, Pats moved the ball well but when they get into the Drogheda box they were swarmed by players but a shot deflected out to Ger O'Brien who was free on the right and he played an angled ball toward the back post for Fagan to come racing in and smash home from close range. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
79' - Substitution - Peter Hynes replaces Declan O'Brien for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
77' - Substitution - Cathal Brady replaces Graham Rusk for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
76' - Substitution - Christy Fagan replaces Anthony Flood for St. Patrick's Ath.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
75' -

It's livened up here a lot since that penalty miss. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
71' - Missed Penalty -

Gavin Brennan from the right wing plays a ball into the box which Killian Brennan tries to control but it bounces up and hits his hand and Tom Connolly points to the spot. Declan O'Brien stepped up and put his spot kick wide of the left hand post. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
70' - Yellow Card - Anthony Flood is booked for St. Patrick's Ath.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
70' -

Penalty to Drogheda. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
67' -

It's very scrappy here as Sava mis-judges the bounce of a ball and Gavin Brennan at the back post clears on the line. Drogheda have the majority of posession but Pats are creating the better chances. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
65' - Substitution - Jake Kelly replaces Conan Byrne for St. Patrick's Ath.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
60' -

No surprise, but the referee is having a nightmare and inconsistency has gone out the window, but it's generating a hostile atmosphere. Drogheda have just had a penalty shout but neither the linesman nor the ref make any gesture either way. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
56' - Yellow Card - Derek Prendergast is booked for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
55' -

Declan O'Brin is playing a high line for the hosts and he's been caught narrowly offside. Pats haven't settled just yet while Drogheda are coming more into this. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
51' - Yellow Card - David Cassidy is booked for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
49' -

Drogheda start the second half with a bit more intensity and are already creating more up front. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
46' - Second Half -

And we are back underway in Drogheda. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
46' - Substitution - Aidan Price replaces Kenny Browne for St. Patrick's Ath.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
45' - Half Time -

No injury time here and Tom Connolly blows right on 45 minutes. Pats have dominated the first half and how they haven't scored is beyond me, this could really come back to haunt them. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
39' -

Chris Forrester has time to control the ball in the box but fires over from close range, from the corner a scramble see's Anto Flood head just over from about 4 yards out, many of the Pats fans thought it was in. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
38' - Yellow Card - Alan Byrne is booked for Drogheda United.
Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
36' -

Sava once again comes outside his box and stands waiting for a high ball to drop before mis-kicking a clearance and only for the presence of Alan Byrne Drogheda would have been in real trouble. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
34' -

Pats with the first real dangerous chance of the game as Derek Prendergast conceded a needless free and John Russell swirled the ball into the box for Kenny Browne to rise highest and head toward goal but with Sava scrambling David Cassidy was back on the line to clear. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
31' -

Neither side has created a real clear cut chance, Chris Forrester is the real dangerman here for the visitors but both defences are holding firm and it's a real midfield war here. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
26' -

Gabriel Sava has his blushes saved by Alan Byrne as the keeper mis-kicks from a back pass and see's the ball swerve back toward goal with Forrester lurking Alan Byrne gets across to head the ball out for a throw. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
25' -

Conan Byrne again seems off balance as John Russell finds him with a cross but he skews his shot high and wide. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
23' -

Conan Byrne was the recipient of a ball over the top but he was just put off balanace and his shot was a meek effort into the arms of Sava. Pats are turning the screw her, but it's their final ball which is really letting them down. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
22' -

First corner of the game to St Pats as Derek Prendergast smacks the ball up and over his own crossbar. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
19' -

Gabriel Sava has a nervy moment when he hooks a clearance right into the chest of Anto Flood and he plays in Chris Forrester who gets to the byline before putting a ball across goal but Alan Byrne was back to defend and clear. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
13' -

Pats are playing a lot of long balls while Drogheda are keeping to a more passing game, but both sides are composed and going about their business, Pats are probably dominating the posession stats at the moment. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
11' -

There are a few Drogheda players with a chance to secure a starting place for the Setanta Cup final on Saturday, Michael Daly and Stephen Quigley in particular. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
9' -

It's been a bit niggly as Pats have had four free-kicks already, with Killian Brennan on the pitch Drogheda will not want to concede many setpieces. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
5' -

Early chance for Pats as Stephen Quigley plays a back pass to Sava while under pressure from Chris Forrester and Anto Flood leaps in to try and dink the ball past the committed keeper, but Sava gets a hand on the ball and saves. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
2' -

First chance for Drogheda as Killian Brennan is robbed by his younger brother Ryan and the Drogheda midfielder works the ball to Declan O'Brien who plays a ball across the face of goal but Gavin Brennan, coming in at the back post, fails to make a connection. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
1' - Kick-off -

Drogheda get us underway here. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
0' -

Teams coming out onto the pitch, we are two minutes away from kick-off here. 

Drogheda United 0 - 0 St. Patrick's Ath
0' -

It's a glorious afternoon in Drogheda, conditions are perfect for some football. Both sides are on the pitch warming up. Teams will be online in a few minutes. 





Team Lineup
Brendan Clarke (G)
Ian Bermingham (D)
Kenny Browne (D)
Conor Kenna (D)
Ger O'Brien (D)
Greg Bolger (M)
Killian Brennan (M)
Conan Byrne (M)
Chris Forrester (M)
John Russell (M)
Anthony Flood (F)
Jake Carroll (Sub)
Christy Fagan (Sub)
Sean Gannon (Sub)
Jake Kelly (Sub)
Conor Murphy (Sub)
Aidan Price (Sub)
Dave Ryan (Sub)