First
Date: 7:45 p.m. June 1, 2018
Venue: United Park
Ref:
Att: 376
TV:

Chris Lyons 33' -
Scored: 33'


Mark Doyle 90' + 2' -
Scored: 90'




League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Cabinteely

Fri, Jun 01 2018

DROGHEDA UNITED

Drogheda could find themselves top of the league for the first time since March should they take all three points from their clash with Cabinteely (kick-off 7.45pm).

Tim Clancy's side cut the gap between themselves and league leaders UCD to two points with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Galway United at Eamonn Deacy Park last week.

Top scorer Sean Brennan netted his sixth goal of the season late on to take the Boynesiders three points clear of their promotion rivals in second place.

A second-string Drogs side were eliminated from the Leinster Senior Cup by Bluebell United on Tuesday, but promotion remains the aim for Clancy's outfit.

“It felt like a massive win for us,” Clancy told the club's official website.

“It’s a great result but it won’t count for much if we don’t follow it up on Friday. It should be a really good game given that both sides are in great form at the moment.

“Cabinteely seem to have played their best football this season against the stronger sides in the First Division having beaten ourselves, UCD and Shelbourne already.

“We didn’t do ourselves justice out there a few weeks ago and this is an opportunity for us to make up for it.

“It’s incredibly tight at the top of the table and we know we’ll need all three points if we want to keep the pace.”

Lee Duffy is suspended for Drogheda, while Stephen Meaney is the only injury absentee.

CABINTEELY

Cabinteely facilitated Drogheda's title ambitions last week as they surprised leaders UCD with a 2-0 reverse at Stradbrook Park.

Goals from Jack Watson and Luke Clucas saw Cabo to their first win in three and lifted them back above Cobh Ramblers into seventh position.

Cabo have already beaten Drogheda once this season – inflicting their first defeat of the season with a 3-2 scoreline in Stradbrook – and will take confidence from that result.

No team news has yet been provided by the south Dublin club.

 

Referee: TBC

 

MATCH STATS

The sides last meeting took place in March at Stadbrook Park, with Drogs falling to a 3-2 defeat, their first of the season.

A brace from Steven Ball, along with Marty Waters' opener, was enough for victory despite former Cabo striker Gareth McCaffrey netting twice for Drogheda.

 

BETTING

Drogheda United 4/7; Draw 11/4; Cabinteely 4/1.

PREDICTION

Drogheda United 2 – 1 Cabinteely

 

Drogheda United

Injured: Stephen Meaney.

Doubtful: None.

Suspended: Lee Duffy.

Cabinteely

Injured: Unavailable.

Doubtful: Unavailable.

Suspended: Unavailable.

 



Drogheda United
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Ciaran Kelly
Defender
Conor Kane
Defender
Kevin Farragher
Defender
Colm Deasy
Defender
Richie Purdy
Midfielder
Jake Hyland
Midfielder
Luke Gallagher
82Booked: 82'
Midfielder
Sean Brennan
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Midfielder
Chris Lyons
33Scored: 33'
60Booked: 60'
65'
65Subbed Off: 65'
Forward
Mark Doyle
90Scored: 90'
Forward

Substitutes
Eoin McPhillips
Midfield
Gareth McCaffrey
65'
65Subbed On: 65'
Forward
William Hondermarck
90'
90Subbed On: 90'
Midfield
Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
Victor Ekanem
Defender
Kealan Dillon
Midfield
Lloyd Buckley
Defender
Cabinteely
Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Sean Bregazzi
Defender 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Karl Byrne
Defender
Conor Keeley
Defender
8Booked: 8'
71'
71Subbed Off: 71'
Jack Tuite
Defender
Dean Casey
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Conor Earley
Midfielder
Kevin Knight
Midfielder
37Booked: 37'
Jack Watson
Midfielder
Luke Clucas
Forward
Keith Dalton
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Fitzpatrick
Defender
71Subbed On: 71'
71'
Sean Hyland
Goalkeeper
Christian Lotefa
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Eoghan Morgan
Midfield
Andy O'Reilly
Midfield
Kieran 'Marty' Waters
Midfield
46Subbed On: 46'
46'


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