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Date: 8 p.m. April 6, 2012
Venue: Gortakeegan

Scored: 43'
- Declan O'Brien 43'

Red: 45'
- Ryan Brennan 45'

Live Updates for Monaghan United -v- Drogheda United

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90'

FULL TIME!

Full time

88'

Yellow Card

Brian Gannon is booked for Drogheda United.

82'
Monaghan starting to put pressure on as Jordan Keegan outwits the Drogheda United defense but it puts him off balance and his shot is high and wide.

82'
Monaghan starting to put pressure on as Jordan Keegan outwits the Drogheda United defense but it puts him off balance and his shot is high and wide.

82'
Monaghan starting to put pressure on as Jordan Keegan outwits the Drogheda United defense but it puts him off balance and his shot is high and wide.

80'
Conor Murphy comes close for Monaghan and forces a great save from Gabriel Sava from his close range shot. The resulting corner created no excitement.

77'
John Breen struck a powerful shot just wide of the post for Drogheda United.

75'
Conor Murphy made a dangerous run in to the box there for Monaghan and after being taken down in the box he got up again and took the shot but it was saved by Sava.

73'
Daragh Reynor puts in a cross for Monaghan but Gabriel Sava did well to get up it and grab it out of danger.

72'
Drogheda have sat back a bit since taking off Fabio and Sean. Monaghan have the extra man but need to make use of it.

70'
Not much excitement in this half. Monaghan have good possession but can't seem to create anythng with it.

66'

Substitution

Drogheda Sub - Johnny Breen replaces Sean Brennan.

62'
Daragh Reynor with a free for Monaghan but it is cleared out for a corner. The resulting corner is easily dealt with by the Drogheda defense.

62'

Yellow Card

Shane Grimes is booked for Drogheda United.

60'

Yellow Card

Darragh Reynor is booked for Monaghan United.

58'
Sean Brennan with a shot for Drogheda but hit directly at Chris Bennion.

57'

Substitution

Drogheda Sub - Phillip Hand replaces Declan O'Brien.

50'

Substitution

Monaghan Sub - Daniel McGuinness replaces Owen Humphrey.

46'
Monaghan with a bit of pressure in the 1st minute of this half. They get a corner taken very well by Jordan Keegan but nobody gets on to it to create a chance.

46'

Second Half

The second half has kicked off here.

45'

Half Time

Monaghan United 0 Drogheda United 1

45'

Red Card

Ryan Brennan is sent off for Drogheda United for a crunching challenge on Robert Bayly.

43'

GOAL!

A defensive mix up leads to Fabio getting the ball and running one on one with Bennion, a simple tap in past Bennion and they're 1 up.

41'

Yellow Card

William McDonagh is booked for Monaghan United.

40'
Sean Brennan sent in a dangerous cross but Fabio O'Brien sent it just wide of the post.

39'

Substitution

Monaghan Sub - Alan Byrne is the second injury for Monaghan and is replaced by Roddy Collins.

38'
Brian Gannon got a dangerous cross in for Drogheda along the goal line, it had Bennion beat and somehow, Fabio O'Brien failed to get a touch to it.

35'
Sean Brennan shoots for Drogheda from a free kick but is hit wide.

34'
Dangerous cross put in by Shane Grimes for Drogheda but Bennion got his hands to it before any one could get a touch.

31'
Robert Bayly tried to cross the ball across the pitch for Mons but hit it directly to Sean Brennan who attempted to chip Bennion from the half way line but is hit wide.

29'
Sean Brennan almost comes back to haunt Monaghan with a one on one with Bennion, but he is offside and hits the post.

28'
Monaghan United are really getting in to this game. The players are really throwing themselves into it but have just failed to create any real danger.

27'

Substitution

Monaghan Sub - An injured Aidan Collins is replaced by Willo McDonagh.

23'
Jordan Keegan with a great header that goes just over the crossbar for Monaghan after a great cross from Gareth O'Connor.

21'

Yellow Card

Alan Byrne is booked for Monaghan United for obstructing the run of Gavin Brennan.

19'
Gareth O'Connor should have shot for Monaghan after a great wee back heel pass from Owen Humphrey completely tricked the Drogheda defense. But he went for a pass into an area with no players.

18'
Owen Humphrey shows some great skill for Monaghan up the wing, beating the Drogheda players with his twists and turns. He eventually earns a corner but the corner, taken by Jordan Keegan, is cleared.

15'
Drogheda United free kick well struck by Sean Brennan but Chris Bennion's save stopped the shot and put the ball out of danger.

13'
Monaghan need to settle in this match. They showed some good work there between Conor Murphy and Gareth O'Connor but their play led to pass to an offside Conor Murphy.

10'
Mons with a chance as the ball is shot across the box but Conor Murphy could not get to it and Gabriel Sava got his hands to it.

8'
Another free kick for Drogheda as they pile on the pressure but its taken quickly into the box. Brian Gannon gets to it but it is eventually cleared by Alan Byrne.

6'
Ok there has been a change made before the match to the Drogheda team as Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien has replaced an ill Tiernan Mulvenna.

5'
Drogheda free kick taken by Sean Brennan but its hit wide.

4'
Corner for Drogheda well cleared by Alan Byrne on the Monaghan line.

2'
Paul Whelan makes a good run up the wing for Monaghan but his cross didn't reach another yellow shirt and Drogheda cleared the ball.

1'

GAME ON!

Match has kicked off here in Gortakeegan.

0'
Sorry about the delay there, internet problems! Technology, eh? Anyway, under 10 minutes to kick off here and we welcome many old faces back to Gortakeegan... should be exciting. This is Denise McCaffrey doing the updates tonight.



Photo Gallery for Monaghan United -v- Drogheda United



Monaghan United
Chris Bennion
Goalkeeper
Paul Whelan
Defender
Stephen Maher
Defender
Aidan Collins
Defender
Alan Byrne
21Booked: 21'
Defender
Darragh Reynor
60Booked: 60'
Midfielder
Garreth O'Connor
Midfielder
Jordan Keegan
Midfielder
Robert Bayly
Midfielder
Conor Murphy
Forward
Owen Humphrey
Forward

Substitutes
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper
Keith Quinn
Midfield
Danny McGuinness
Forward
William McDonagh
41Booked: 41'
Midfield
Jason Marks
Defender
Tony Griffiths
Forward
Roddy Collins Jnr
Defender
Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Stephen Quigley
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Shane Grimes
Defender
62Booked: 62'
Brian Gannon
Midfielder
88Booked: 88'
Eric Foley
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
45Sent off: 45'
Declan O'Brien
Forward
43Scored: 43'
Sean Brennan
Forward

Substitutes
Mark O'Brien
Midfield
Dean Marshall
Midfield
Chris Kerr
Midfield
Peter Hynes
Forward
Philip Hand
Midfield
Shane Finnegan
Goalkeeper
Johnny Breen
Forward