LG Cup R1
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 9, 2018
Venue: United Park

Mark Doyle 28' -
Scored: 28'


Eoin McPhillips 30' -
Scored: 30'


Stephen Meaney 40' -
Scored: 40'


Peno Scored: 19'
- Dean Kelly 19'

Red: 47'
- Denis Moran 47'

Scored: 89'
- Philip Hughes 89'

Live Updates for Drogheda United -v- St Mochta's

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Drogheda United and St Mochtas.

89'

GOAL!

Philip Hughes scores for St Mochtas.

88'

Substitution

Malachy Doyle replaces Luca Gratzer for Drogheda United.

80'

Drogheda haven't been able to find a fourth goal to see this one out. McCaffrey's shot is blocked, comes out to Deasy who hits a thunderous shot that cannons off the post. McCaffrey has another effort after he picks up the loose ball but it is blocked and goes out for a corner which is cleared by Mochta's. 

75'

Substitution

Kevin Farragher replaces Lloyd Buckley for Drogheda United.

72'

Mochta's are doing well here, sustained pressure and pegging Drogheda back. As I type this, they go close through a stunning effort from Simon Dixon as his long range effort cannons back off the underside of the bar. 

64'

Patient build up from McPhillips sees him play it to Dillon who plays a great through ball to Purdy but he is denied by a brilliant save by Kmet.

60'

Substitution

Keith Dunne replaces Dean Kelly for St Mochtas.

57'

Drogheda making use of the man advantage. Dillon plays a brilliant crossfield ball to Deasy, who plays a one-two with Doyle. Deasy looks to bend his shot in at the near post but Kmet gathers at the second attempt. 

56'

Yellow Card

Philip Hughes is booked for St Mochtas.

55'

Substitution

Ciaran Kelly replaces Victor Ekanem for Drogheda United.

53'

Drogheda with much of the ball with the man advantage but Mochta's create a chance as Dean Kelly heads just over at the back post.

50'

Two quick chances for Drogheda, both shots from range. Kealan Dillon and Richie Purdy with the efforts, over the bar and wide respectively. 

47'

Red Card

Denis Moran is sent off for St Mochtas. Not the start to the half Mochta's would have wanted. Moran is shown a straight red card for an elbow on Lloyd Buckley. 

46'

Substitution

Karl Somers replaces Thomas Crawley for St Mochtas.

46'

Second Half

The second half between Drogheda United and St Mochtas has started.

45' + 3'

Half Time

It is half-time between Drogheda United and St Mochtas.

45' + 2'

Mochta's can't handle Doyle at the minute as he plays a great ball to Deasy after Dillon won it back. Deasy rounds the outrushing Adam Kmet and looked to have put his side 4-1 up only for Craig Sheridan's last ditch goalline clearance to deny him. 

45' + 1'

Doyle on the left again beats his man. This time he cuts into the box and plays a low ball into the six-yard box for Meaney to flick goalwards but Kmet is equal to it. 

40'

GOAL!

Stephen Meaney scores for Drogheda United. Doyle and Deasy link up on the left with Deasy finding Meaney in the box. Meaney flicks the ball over a defender and fires past Kmet on his right foot. 

31'

Yellow Card

Victor Ekanem is booked for Drogheda United.

30'

GOAL!

Eoin McPhillips scores for Drogheda United. Gratzer gathers a Mochta's free, releases it quick to Doyle on the left who breaks free, beats two men before playing a cross into the box for Eoin McPhillips to head home on his Drogheda debut. 2-1 to the home side. 

28'

GOAL!

Mark Doyle scores for Drogheda United. Drogheda corner is cleared by Mochta's but only as far as Kealan Dillon who plays a long ball back into the box where Doyle meets it, heading past Kmet to equalise. 

27'

Meaney has the ball on the right, plays it to McCaffrey on the edge of the box, he holds it, takes a touch to the right and shoots through a number of players but Kmet gets down  low to his left to save.

26'

Substitution

Simon Dixon replaces Sean Byrne for St Mochtas.

24'

Brilliant ball from McPhillips sets McCaffrey in on the right. He clips a ball up to the far post, Doyle meets it but his downward header is easily saved by Kmet.

19'

PENALTY SCORED!

Dean Kelly scores for St Mochtas from the penalty spot. Poor defensive header from Deasy gives Moran the chance to run in on goal. Ekanem has the chance to clear, fails to do so, forcing Gratzer off his line in an attempt to dive and claim the ball. He instead takes the man giving the referee no choice but to award Mochta's the penalty which Kelly converts. 

18'

Yellow Card

Luca Gratzer is booked for Drogheda United.

13'

Yellow Card

Gavin Kearney is booked for St Mochtas.

11'

First chance of the game for Mochta's as Niall O'Reilly finds space 35 yards out and tests Gratzer. 

10'

Short throw in from Deasy to Meaney. Meaney turns his man and plays a low ball across the box. Mochta's keeper Adam Kmet, who was on trial at Drogheda in pre-season, goes for it, as does one of his defenders. Kmet gets the touch and deals with the danger.

4'

Richie Purdy's freekick from the right, awarded for a foul on Meaney, is played towards Victor Ekanem. Ekanem connects and a scramble in the box follows with Mochta's eventually clearing.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Drogheda United and St Mochtas has kicked off.

0'

Gerard Grimes here at United Park for this EA Sports game, which looks set to get played at the fourth time of asking - having been postponed three times. The Mochta's team is on your screen, no Drogheda teamsheet here yet!



Photo Gallery for Drogheda United -v- St Mochta's



Drogheda United
Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
18Booked: 18'
88'
88Subbed Off: 88'
Victor Ekanem
31Booked: 31'
55'
55Subbed Off: 55'
Defender
Colm Deasy
Defender
Lloyd Buckley
75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Defender
Sean Trimble
Defender
Richie Purdy
Midfielder
Eoin McPhillips
30Scored: 30'
Midfielder
Kealan Dillon
Midfielder
Stephen Meaney
40Scored: 40'
Forward
Gareth McCaffrey
Forward
Mark Doyle
28Scored: 28'
Forward

Substitutes
Ciaran Kelly
55'
55Subbed On: 55'
Defender
Jake Hyland
Midfield
Luke Gallagher
Midfield
Kevin Farragher
75'
75Subbed On: 75'
Defender
Lee Duffy
Forward
Malachy Doyle
88'
88Subbed On: 88'
Goalkeeper
Sean Brennan
Midfield
St Mochta's
Adam Kmet
Goalkeeper
Craig Sheridan
Defender
Niall O'Reilly
Defender
Gavin Kearney
Defender
13Booked: 13'
Sean Byrne
Defender 26'
26Subbed Off: 26'
Mark O'Neill
Midfielder
Denis Moran
Midfielder
47Sent off: 47'
Anto Murphy
Forward
Dean Kelly
Forward
19Peno: 19'
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Philip Hughes
Forward
56Booked: 56'
89Scored: 89'
Thomas Crawley
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: 46'

Substitutes
Karl Somers
Forward
46Subbed On: 46'
46'
Ciaran Ryan
Forward
Jonathan Lyons
Midfield
Andy Gorman
Defender
Keith Dunne
Midfield
60Subbed On: 60'
60'
Simon Dixon
Defender
26Subbed On: 26'
26'
Dylan Sweeney
Forward