UCD v Drogheda United
UCD v Drogheda United

UCD

Drogheda United

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Friday, 17th February 2017 | KO: 7:45 pm

Belfield Bowl

  • By Robert O’Reilly

    Drogheda United exited the Leinster Senior Cup this evening as they were defeated 2-0 by First Division side UCD at the UCD Bowl.

    The Drogs were made to pay for their missed chances as a quick-fire double from Cian Kavanagh and John Scales sealed a deserved victory for the hosts.

    Drogheda United manager Pete Mahon opted to give Thomas Byrne his competitive debut while Gavin Brennan was the only other new addition to start from last season’s squad.

    A quick start from Drogheda saw them create the first clear chance of the contest with Gareth McCaffrey cutting inside before sliding Marc Griffin through only to pull his shot wide.

    McCaffrey was involved again on 20 minutes as a move down the right resulted in the ball falling to the forward at the backpost but he volleyed high over the bar from six yards out.

    The former Hibernian youth almost turned provider on the stroke of half-time as he picked out the run of Brennan but the winger’s header went wide as the sides went in scoreless at the break.

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Match Facts
Date
Friday, 17th February 2017
Venue
Belfield Bowl
Attendance
Referee
Man of the Match
Team Lineups
UCD
Drogheda United

Stephen McGuinness
Colm Deasy
Luke Gallagher
Kevin Farragher
Stephen Dunne
Richie Purdy
Jake Hyland
Thomas Byrne (Sean Thornton 67’)
Gavin Brennan
Gareth McCaffrey (Adam Wixted 79)
Marc Griffin (Stephen Elliott 46’)

Subs not used

Jamie Hickey
Lloyd Buckley
Jamie Hollywood
Ciaran McGuigan

Goal Scorers
Bookings

7 May 16 02:51 pm

Drogheda United F.C.
@DroghedaUnited

RT @DundalkFC : FT- Dundalk U19 2 @DroghedaUnited U19 0. Good win for the home side who took their chances well. Match report will be online…

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