Drogheda United picked up a massive 3-0 win over Wexford on Friday night thanks to goals from Stephen Meaney, Mark Doyle and Hugh Douglas.
The result, combined with Cabinteely’s 3-0 defeat to UCD, now sees Tim Clancy’s side move just two points off the top of the table with plenty of action still to come.
Stephen Meaney gave Drogheda the lead after the break as Doyle’s strike hit the forward, helping it past Wexford keeper Tom Murphy.
Doyle himself doubled the lead minutes later, finding the far corner with the help of a deflection off a Wexford defender.
The third goal came in the final minute of normal time as Hugh Douglas scored his first goal for the club, rising highest to beat Murphy with a glancing header from Jake Hyland’s corner.
Luke McQuillan spoke to the scorer of Drogheda’s second goal, Mark Doyle, following the win.
“Yeah, a great win. It’s not the easiest place to go. I thought we played well throughout, we were solid and obviously getting the goal just after half time was a plus.” Doyle explained.
Doyle is closing in on his 100th senior appearance for the club, having made his 97th competitive appearance in the win on Friday.
“I’m enjoying it a lot. I thought I played poorly on Monday (1-0 win vs Galway) so good to go again and I was happy with my performance.”
Drogheda now take a brief break from league action to focus on the FAI Cup Second Round clash against Derry City.
Declan Devine’s side travel to Lithuania to take on FK Riteriai in the Europa League on Tuesday before the FAI Cup tie against Drogheda in United Park on Saturday.
“A home draw is always good and it is good to get a Premier Division team. We will give it a good go and see where we are in terms of playing against Derry who are in Europe and are obviously a strong team,” Doyle said.