By Jim MacArdle
This was one match where the scoreline did not reflect the closeness of the encounter between the two teams all through.
Bohs had more possession from the kick-off but the Drogs defence dealt very well with the visitors’ attacks . Malachy Doyle, a last minute replacement for Daniel Grace, returned from injury and looked cool under pressure a well drilled Bohs attack.
Newcomer Levi Boardman looked good with Jordan Adeyemo up front. The Drogs were awarded a free on 36 minutes for a foul on Adeyemo in a good position outside the penalty area, but it came to nothing and a minute later in a brilliant move, Bohs swept up the field on the right hand side and a brilliant header from a great cross saw them take the lead.
The teams went in with Bohs 1-0 up at half time and on the restart the Drogs strove for the equaliser and Sean Cronin made a great break up the middle and saw his great shot went agonisingly wide.
There was not much between the teams as the second half progressed, with the Drogs pushing for a equaliser and Bohs defending well. In a great attack on 75 minutes Adeyemo found himself clear a few yards out from goal but he delayed his shot too long and it was saved.
As time ran out, the Drogs conceded two late goals, but they will rue their missed chances in the second half which could have set them up for a really good result. .
Drogheda United Team: Malachy Doyle,Dylan Connolly,Leo Tang (James Carroll), Cian Quinn (Luke Ring), Sean Trimble, Sean Cronin,William Hondermark (Josh Scully), Eoin Broughan (Gabi Agihinta), Levi Boardman (Oisin Proudfoot), Jordan Adeyemo (Ryan Hart), Eoin McPhilips,
Subs : Daniel Grace,