Prem
Date: 7:45 p.m. July 22, 2011
Venue: United Park
Att: 500 (est)

Tiarnan Mulvenna 20' -
Scored: 20'


Red: 70'
- Yob Son 70'


Drogheda United -v- Galway United

Fri, Jul 22 2011
Hunky Dorys Park will be the site of a basement battle tonight as Galway United and Drogheda United face off in what is a massive six pointer for the Tribesmen. Kick-Off 7.45pm.

Drogheda currently lead Sean Connor’s side by six points and they have their eyes fixed on UCD as they look to guarantee their Premier Division place.

The Boynesiders were rather unfortunate not to get a point last week when Gary Twigg popped up in the 94th minute to bang the winner for Shamrock Rovers. It was a rather different story for Galway as they were on the wrong end of an 8-0 hammer at the Showgrounds by Sligo Rovers.

However, Drogheda have not only lost their last four games on the bounce, slightly more worryingly is the fact that they have also failed to score in these last matches. Mick Cooke’s side has been short on goalscorers this year but with Galway’s defensive woes they might be alright.

Mick Cooke remains confident coming into this game, but he isn’t willing to underestimate his opponents. “We will be hoping to win tomorrow night, but it is not the be all and end all if we don't win. Galway need the points more than us and this will be their cup final. They will be coming here looking to win and we won’t underestimate them at all.”

“We were unlucky last week, but you live and learn. If we can put in the same performance as that then we should be doing well,” added the manager.

Sean Connor will be without long-term injury victims Johnny Keane and Sean Kelly while Enda Curran is also out with damaged cartilage in his knee. And if this were not bad enough they will have to travel without the suspended duo of Mikey Gilmore and Eduardo Dusi.

Mick Cooke on the other hand has only to deal without long-term absentee Jack Flynn and Colm O’Brien. The former Mons boss has added several new faces to the Drogheda squad and should have enough for a rather timid Galway.

Drogheda United
Injured: Jack Flynn, Colm O’Brien.
Doubtful: None.
Suspended: None.

Galway United
Injured: Johnny Keane, Sean Kelly and Enda Curran.
Doubtful: .
Suspended: Mikey Gilmore and Eduardo Dusi.

Referee: Padraig Sutton.
Paddy Power Odds: Drogheda United 4/11, Draw 10/3, Galway United 15/2.
Extratime prediction: Drogheda to win 2-0


Drogheda United
Stephen Trimble
Goalkeeper
Dave Rogers
Defender
Stephen Quigley
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Brian Gannon
79Booked: 79'
Defender
Peter McMahon
Midfielder
Lee-J Lynch
Midfielder
Philip Hand
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
Tiarnan Mulvenna
20Scored: 20'
Forward
Dinny Corcoran
Forward

Substitutes
Jordan White
Forward
Cillian Thompson
Forward
Mark O'Brien
Midfield
Robbie Gaul
Midfield
Shane Dolan
Midfield
Robbie Clarke
Defender
Ciaran Bizzell
Goalkeeper
Galway United (defunct)
Conor Winn
Goalkeeper
Eric Browne
Defender
Stephen Walsh
Defender
Yob Son
Defender
70Sent off: 70'
Evan Preston Kelly
Defender
80Booked: 80'
Paul Sinnott
Midfielder
Bobby Ryan
Midfielder
Jin Gu Kim
Midfielder
Gary Kelly
Midfielder
Alan Murphy
Forward
Ronan Cauldwell
Forward

Substitutes
Oscar Sibanda
Midfield
Eric Holland
Defender
Rory Gartlan
Defender
Darragh Duggan
Forward