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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 13, 2012
Venue: United Park
Att: 1,282

Live Updates for Drogheda United -v- St. Patrick's Athletic

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90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

Full-time whistle is blown, all square. Pats will feel they could have claimed the points having had the majority of possession, but it was Drogheda who had the chance of the game as Tiernan Mulvenna's shot struck a post late on.

90' + 2'
Ball is hit to the far post, but Kenny Browne is fouled, free out to Pats

90' + 1'
Drogheda have a late corner here, can they claim a late winner!?!

89'

Substitution

Drogheda Sub - Johnny Breen comes on for Tiarnan Mulvenna.

86'
WHAT A CHANCE FOR DROGHEDA! Good play down the left by Shane Grimes sees the full-back pull the ball back on the edge of the box to Tiernan Mulvenna, the forward's shot strikes the left hand post of Brendan Clarke's goal and bounce across the line, so close to a winner for the home side

85'

Substitution

St Pats Sub - Last throw of the dice for Liam Buckley's side, Ian Daly replaces Christy Fagan.

83'

Substitution

Drogheda Sub - Peter Hynes is in, replacing Declan O'Brien.

82'
Gabriel Sava is comfortably winning any high ball in his penalty area, the Drogheda keeper claiming two high balls into the Boynesider's box within 60 seconds

81'

Substitution

St Pats Sub - Darren Meenan comes in for John Russell.

79'
Pats throw a few players forward, but the Drogheda defence stand their ground and clear the danger. Being led by skipper Alan McNally at the back, Drogheda are a little over 10 minutes away from getting a point

76'
Gavin Brennan makes a great run forward in the direction of the Saints' goal, but just as he looks like he's shaping up to shoot, he is nudged over by Greg Bolger, free to Drogheda on the edge of the D..... it strikes the Saints' wall and is cleared

75'
Chris Forrester was the golden boy last week, but he hasn't had much of a look in tonight. He tries to make an impact on the game, but his cross from the right goes straight out of play

74'

Substitution

Drogheda Sub - Mark O'Brien replaces Sean Brennan.

72'

Yellow Card

Saints' defender Kenny Browne is caught by a high foot from Drogheda's Sean Brennan, and the referee dishes out his 5th booking of the night.

71'

Yellow Card

Brendan Clarke comes to the edge of his box to claim a ball, but receives a little nudge from Tiarnan Mulvenna, causing him to drop the ball. Referee Derek Tomney issues the Drogheda forward with a yellow card.

68'
...Liam Buckley must be pulling his hair out on the sideline as he sees another set-piece go straight out of play

67'
Sean Brennan fouls John Russell on the edge of the Drogheda box, free to Pats, good position.....

65'
In a rare attack for the home side, Stephen Quigley's run down the right sees him put his cross straight out of play. Pats dominating possession here, but struggling to create clearcut chances

63'

Substitution

St Pats Sub - the visitors are looking for a bit more of a direct threat on goal, Dean Kelly replaces Jakes Kelly.

62'
Pats win a corner, and James Chambers' ball in is headed on by a Drogheda man at the front post - the ball drops to Forrester at the far post, but his shot only finds the side netting

61'
Chris Forrester robs Derek Prendergast of the ball on the Drogheda endline, the Saints' midfielder feeds the ball back to Ger O'Brien who crosses but again his cross is well cleared with Pats players ready to pounce

58'
Ian Bermingham wins a corner to Pats, but you've guessed it, Drogheda clear it at the front post - poor set-pieces from Pats is costing them here

56'
James Chambers low ball into the box eventually finds its way to Christy Fagan, the striker's hits a Drogheda man in the box, and it brings roars of handball from the large away support. Derek Tomney however waves away the appeals and Drogheda survive

55'

Yellow Card

Drogheda's Shane Grimes receives a booking for fouling Jake Kelly in the corner, free to Pats. Can they make this one count?

54'
Drogheda try to break after defending the Saints' set-piece, but when Eric Foley is presented with a chance to release Derek 'Fabio' O'Brien, he chooses the wrong option and ends up kicking the ball away to the away side.

53'
Neat passing by the Saints again, Chambers, Forrester and O'Brien combine to win a corner, but again, Pats' set-piece and delivery lets them down

52'
Another free to forget for the Saints' fans, James Chambers hits the set-piece straight out of play

51'

Yellow Card

Brian Gannon chops down Chris Forrester's run towards Drogheda's goal, he goes into Derek Tomney's book for the foul. Free to Pats, 30 yards from goal.....

50'
Pats putting the hosts under pressure here at the start of the second half, a deep cross from the left is cleared when trying to pick out Conor Kenna in the Drogheda box. However the clearance only goes straight to Chris Forrester and the midfielder's well struck half-volley just goes past Sava's right hand post

48'
Long ball from the Saints' defence finds Christy Fagan, but can't take down the high ball and keep control of it, and the ball falls into Sava's arms. Almost perfection by Fagan

47'
Ger O'Brien's teasing cross from the right tries to find the head of Jake Kelly, but Stephen Quigley heads the danger clear. Seconds later the ball drops to Chris Forrester 25 yards out from goal, but his shot is well held by Gabriel Sava

46'

Second Half

The two sides are back out on the pitch, and we're off again. Can Drogheda end the Saints' unbeaten start to the season? Can Liam Buckley's Pats side come away with the three points? OR will we see stalemate in United Park after 90 mins?

45' + 1'

Half Time

Derek Tomney blows his whistle to bring the opening half to an end. All square here, Pats have shaded proceedings to date but have yet to work Gabriel Sava in the Drogheda goal.

45' + 1'
Ball nearly falls for Christy Fagan in the box from a long ball forward, but Gabriel Sava is quick off his line

45'
Drogheda clear the danger as the fourth official indicates 1 minute of injury time

44'
Alan McNally fouls John Russell, set-piece to Pats. Chance perhaps?

35'
Chances at either end in the space of 60 seconds. Firstly for Drogheda, Alan McNally meeting Sean Brennan's free, but his header was straight into the arms of Brendan Clarke. Down the other end, Pats' forward Christy Fagan turned Derek Prendergast smartly, but his strike from 30 yards out was over Gabriel Sava's crossbar

33'
Pats committing more players forward, and full-back Ger O'Brien raids forward from the right. However his dangerous cross from the right is well cleared by Drogs' skipper Alan McNally

28'
Kenny Browne wrestles the ball off Derek O'Brien inside the Drogheda half, and picks out Pats' striker Christy Fagan. The forward does well to turn Derek Prendergast, but when shooting for goal, he fails to find the target by pulling the ball across the penalty area

24'
Shane Grimes' cross is headed out of the Saints' penalty area by Kenny Browne for a corner. From the set-piece in by Sean Brennan, Derek Prendergast rises highest at the far post to meet the ball. but his header is straight at Brendan Clarke

23'
.... Pats starting to really find their range with their passing. In another attack from the away side, Ian Bermingham's cross from the left picked out Greg Bolger, but like Chambers before him, his header goes over the bar

22'
Best chance of the game to date, nice passing in midfield between James Chambers, Greg Bolger and Christy Fagan, the move ending in Fagan crossing the ball into the box for the onrushing Chambers, but his header just went over Gabriel Sava's crossbar.

20'
Pats trying to get their passing game going, but Drogheda are working hard off the ball to prevent their opponents from having too much time on the ball, as is seen when John Russell loses the ball and fouls Shane Grimes

18'
Stephen Quigley makes a lunge in on Jake Kelly, and while he concedes the free, he manages to escape a yellow card - lucky man as it appeared he dived into the challenge with studs showing

17'
Sean Brennan and James Chambers have a little coming together in midfield, referee Tomney talks to the pair in a bid to calm things down. There's a little bit of niggle in this game, and if it continues, we may see someone head for an early bath

13'
Jake Kelly puts in a dangerous looking cross from the left, but Derek Prendergast clears the ball. Chris Forrester goes to retrieve the ball on the right flank, and bamboozles the Drogs' defence with a clever flick. However the Saints fail to capitalise on Forrester's piece of skill, and Drogheda eventually clear their lines

11'
and it's one to forget for the former Bray Wanderers man, he skies it straight out of play and Drogheda have a goalkick

10'
Christy Fagan wins a free for Pats on the edge of the box after being fouled by Derek Prendergast, free to be taken by Jake Kelly.....

9'
Greg Bolger fouls Brian Gannon in midfield, the two midfielders are already having a great battle with one another

6'

Yellow Card

Pats midfielder John Russell is penalised for a late tackle on Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien and goes into Derek Tomney's book for the challenge, perhaps a bit harsh to be carded so early in the game

5'
Stephen Quigley gets into a good crossing position on Drogheda's right flank, but he can only put the ball weakly into the Saints' side netting. Goalkick to Pats and Brendan Clarke

4'
Drogheda win a free through Brian Gannon, but Sean Brennan's free into the Saints' penalty area is easily cleared

3'
Pats attack down Drogheda's left flank, but after good build-up play, Jake Kelly's shot goes wide of Sava's right hand post

1'
Pats are the first to threaten, but an aimless cross from the right goes out of play for a goalkick to Drogheda and goalkeeper Gabriel Sava

1'

GAME ON!

And we're off!

0'
Drogheda United make 1 unforced change to their starting line-up, the suspended Ryan Brennan is replaced by Tiarnan Mulvenna. The Saints are unchanged from their 5-1 win last week to Shamrock Rovers

0'
Greetings from Hunky Dorys Park. It's Colman Hanley and Sam Griffin here bringing you all the action as it happens. As you can see the teams are with you now for you to inspect.



Photo Gallery for Drogheda United -v- St. Patrick's Athletic



Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Alan McNally
Defender
Shane Grimes
55Booked: 55'
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Stephen Quigley
Defender
Brian Gannon
51Booked: 51'
Midfielder
Eric Foley
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
Sean Brennan
72Booked: 72'
Midfielder
Tiarnan Mulvenna
71Booked: 71'
Forward
Declan O'Brien
Forward

Substitutes
Dean Marshall
Midfield
Chris Kerr
Midfield
Peter Hynes
Forward
Philip Hand
Midfield
Johnny Breen
Forward
Mark O'Brien
Midfield
Stephen Trimble
Goalkeeper
St. Patrick's Athletic
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Kenny Browne
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Conor Kenna
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
James Chambers
Midfielder
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
John Russell
Midfielder
6Booked: 6'
Jake Kelly
Forward
Chris Forrester
Forward
Christy Fagan
Forward

Substitutes
Pat Flynn
Defender
Ian Daly
Forward
Jake Carroll
Defender
Dean Kelly
Forward
Darren Meenan
Midfield
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Mark Rossiter
Defender