FR
Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 10, 2012
Venue: Fahy's Field
Ref: Peter Flaherty
Att: 100 (est)

Etanda N'kololo 26' -
Scored: 26'


Dave Goldbey 80' -
Scored: 80'


Scored: 34'
- Peter Hynes 34'



Mervue United 2 - 1 Drogheda United

Sat, Feb 11 2012

 

A goal in either half gave First Division Mervue Utd a win over Premier Division Drogheda Utd in this pre-season friendly played at a very wet and miserable Fahy’s Field on Friday night.

 

With both managers using the game to give almost all of their named substitutes game time with fifteen second half changes on either side, it was a game of few chances and little goalmouth action with the highlight being the home side's opening score.

 

That goal came on 26 minutes when winger Etanda Nkololo produced a fine run and a finish to match as he cut in from the left before dispatching a low strike across Gabriel Sava and into the far corner for 1-0. Prior to that only a well struck effort from Pat Hoban, which Sava did well to save, was the only shot on target.

 

The visitors were level eight minutes later when Sean Brennan’s shot was parried by young home keeper Conor Gleeson and Peter Hynes stroked home the loose ball from close range.

 

Mervue made five changes for the start of the second half as Johnny Glynn replaced his whole midfield, bar Noel Varley, and strike-force. Drogheda went close on 56 minutes as Sean Brennan found himself in some space but he shot into the side netting.

 

The winning goal arrived with ten minutes remaining when Sava hesitated in clearing a back pass and Dave Goldbey nipped in to slip the ball into the net for 2-1.

 

Drogheda move on to play SD Galway in Drom on Saturday night as they spend the weekend in Galway city for both friendlies. Mervue now play Shelbourne next Friday night in Dublin before embarking on a training camp in the UK the following week.

 

Mervue United: Conor Gleeson; Mark Ludden (Daniel Tully ’71), Barry McEntee (Michael McSweeney ’71), Stephen Walsh, Mike Elwood; Gary Kelly (Shane Keogh ’46), Jason Molloy (Philip Keegan ’46), Noel Varley (Nicolas Barra ’71), Etanda Nkololo (Mike Collins ’46); Peter Dravins (David Goldbey ’46), Pat Hoban (Alex Lee ’46).

Subs not used: Luis Miguel Gomez.

 

Drogheda United: Gabriel Sava (Stephen Trimble ’81); Brian Gannon, Philip Hand (Shane Grimes ’65), Alan McNally (Johnny Breen ’65), Derek Prendergast; Mark O’Brien, Paul Crowley, Dean Marshall (Declan O’Brien ’74), Sean Brennan (Cathal Brady ’74), Gavin Brennan (Chris Kerr ’77); Peter Hynes (Tiarnan Mulvenna ’65).

Subs not used: Ryan Brennan

 

Referee: Peter Flaherty (Galway)

 

Attendance: 100 (estimate) - you wouldn’t put the cat out in the Galway weather tonight



Mervue United
Conor Gleeson
Goalkeeper
Barry McEntee
Defender
Marc Ludden
Defender
Mike Elwood
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Etanda N'kololo
26Scored: 26'
Midfielder
Jason Molloy
Midfielder
Gary Kelly
Midfielder
Noel Varley
Midfielder
Pat Hoban
Forward
Peter Dravins
Forward

Substitutes
Daniel Tully
Forward
Michael McSweeney
Defender
Alex Lee
Midfield
Shane Keogh
Midfield
Philip Keegan
Midfield
Miguel Gomez
Unknown
Dave Goldbey
80Scored: 80'
Forward
Michael Collins
Forward
Nicolas Barra
Unknown
Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Philip Hand
Defender
Brian Gannon
Defender
Mark O'Brien
Midfielder
Dean Marshall
Midfielder
Paul Crowley
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
Sean Brennan
Midfielder
Peter Hynes
Forward
34Scored: 34'

Substitutes
Stephen Trimble
Goalkeeper
Tiarnan Mulvenna
Forward
Chris Kerr
Midfield
Shane Grimes
Defender
Ryan Brennan
Midfield
Johnny Breen
Forward
Cathal Brady
Midfield


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