Kevin Doherty’s Drogheda United face Tim Clancy’s St. Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park on Friday evening.
Drogheda go into this game off the back of three consecutive draws. Games against Bohemians and Derry either side of the mid-season break both finished 1-1 and were followed up by a scoreless draw at home to Sligo Rovers last week.
The first half against Sligo was a game of few chances, with Aiden Keena’s left footed effort, that was blocked by Andrew Quinn, the closest either side came to scoring.
Will Fitzgerald pounced on a defensive error by Drogheda minutes into the second half but was denied inside the six yard box by a superb defensive challenge from Luke Heeney to win the ball.
Drogheda were restricted to efforts from distance, before creating their best chances of the game in the last ten minutes.
Massey’s quick throw set up the chance, with all three Drogheda subs combining as Lyons found Markey who squared the ball for Foley but the forward couldn’t direct his effort on target from close range.
Minutes later, Markey’s free was met by the unmarked Massey in the box but his header was directed straight at Ed McGinty.
In team news ahead of the game against St. Patrick’s Athletic, Dylan Grimes remains doubtful after he was forced off with an injury in the first half against Derry a fortnight ago.
Doubtful: Dylan Grimes.
Away tickets are available online here – https://www.stpatsfc.com/away-tickets.php – must be purchased online, no tickets available at the gate.
If you are unable to attend the game, the game will be live on LOITV – https://www.loitv.ie/en-int/playerpage/1412149 – a match pass costs €7.
LMFM will also have live commentary, available here – https://www.lmfm.ie/on-air/special-broadcasts/droghedalive1/
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