Prem
Date: 3 p.m. July 15, 2012
Venue: Richmond Park
Att: 1,391

Scored: 10'
- Gavin Brennan 10'

Red: 48'
- Ryan Brennan 48'

Scored: 76'
- Peter Hynes 76'

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

Updates by

Jump to Lineups
91'
Thanks for your company this afternoon. Simon O'Gorman is finishing his match report beside me and we will have that up shortly.

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

All over here and Drogheda win 2-0. They jump above St. Pat's in the table and go second, six points behind league leaders Sligo Rovers. Next up for Pat's is their Europa League game against NK Siroki Brijeg.

89'
Chance for Drogheda as Declan O'Brien gets a chance to run clear in on goal from his own half. Great stuff by Anto Flood who runs nearly the full length of pitch to get back and put a challenge in on the edge of the box.

89'
Jake Carroll crosses after Anto Flood had won the ball back for Pat's in the Drogheda Box. Ger O'Brien's header wins a corner.

87'
James Chambers plays a magnificent 50 yard cross field pass to Ger O'Brien but O'Brien's cross goes wide.

86'
The man of the match debate is in full swing in the press box.

85'
We've got five minutes left in Inchicore. Drogs defending well.

81'
Pat's pile forward for a corner that James Chambers puts in. Aidan Price fouls as he goes to head and it is a free out for United.

79'
The extra rest for Drogheda (16 days) compared with Pat's last game (3 days) is helping United with them a man down.

76'

GOAL!

Peter Hynes scores for Drogheda United. He got on the end of a Derek Prendergast shot and slides in ahead of Clarke in the goal. Kenny Browne tried to keep the ball out but can't. 2-0 up for Drogheda and second place in the table awaits them.

75'
A win here for United would see them leap frog St. Pat's and go second in the table. 15 minutes to hang onto their 1-0 lead.

72'
Stephen O'Flynn trys to get onto a long forward Pat's punt but Gabriel Sava comes out of his area to clear with his feet.

71'
Drogheda win a corner and Philip Hand's centre is headed behind his own goal by James Chambers. Hand wanders across to the Camac side of Richmond Park to take it. This time sub 'keeper Brendan Clarke fists the ball clear.

70'

Substitution

Jason Marks comes on to make his debut for Drogheda following his move from Monaghan United. Gavin Brennan has come off.

68'
Saints full back Ian Bermingham gets forward and his header from a Ger O'Brien crosses goes over the bar.

66'
1391 are here in Richmond Park today.

65'

Substitution

Jake Kelly comes off and Anto Flood comes on for Pat's.

60'
Drogheda have gone 4-4-1 after Ryan Brennan's sending off.

60'
Kenny Browne gets his head on a Pat's corner from Jake Kelly but it hits the side netting only.

55'
Ger O'Brien puts a cross in from the right and the Pat's captain's cross needs to be tipped over the bar by Gabriel Sava.

55'
Pat Flynn is helped up the sideline and it looks like he might be heading off in an ambulance. He is at least able to walk by the Pat's fans who give him a good reception.

53'

Substitution

Drogheda make a change bringing on Peter Hynes as Cathal Brady makes way.

53'
Rumours that I'm only here so I can charge my laptop and my phone with Inchicore electricity in the press box are completely unfounded!

48'

Red Card

Ryan Brennan puts in an awful tackle on James Chambers and Brennan has been shown a red card. Drogheda are down to ten men.

47'
Stephen O'Flynn has time and space on the edge of the box to fire off a rasping shot that fizzes just wide of the Drogheda goal.

46'

Substitution

Interesting substitution at half time as Barry Murphy has come off with Brendan Clarke coming on. Murphy did seem to have a problem with his hand just before the break.

46'

Second Half

Second half is under way...

45' + 3'

Half Time

Half time whistle blows and the visitors from Louth lead 1-0 at the break.

45' + 2'
Philip Hand swings in a corner and with Murphy scrambling it clips the top of the bar and goes out for a goal kick.

45'
Two minutes of injury time to come.

45'

Substitution

Pat Flynn has got a nasty knock and is helped off the pitch. Kenny Browne comes on.

44'
Should have been 2-0 to United. Declan O'Brien touches the ball just to his left as Cathal Brady moves by him. Great chance for Brady but he hits it just wide of the post.

42'
Alan McNally for Drogheda passes to Declan O'Brien. O'Brien moves the ball onto Paul Crowley and moves into the box to get on Crowley's cross. O'Brien's header is gathered excellently by Barry Murphy diving to his right.

38'
Declan O'Brien hasn't got much joy out of the St. Pat's defence. Ryan Brennan is supporting him when he can.

37'
Gavin Brennan free kick from30 yards goes over the cross bar and into the small band of singing Drogheda fans behind Barry Murphy's goal.

36'
Pat's have six ex-Rovers but Drogheda also have six players in their line up who have come from another club along with a manager. That club is Monaghan United.

32'
As if to prove that point O'Flynn rattles the Drogheda bar. What a shot from all of 25 yards. Bounces down but not over the line. Lucky it didn't hit Gabriel Sava as it came out. Unlucky.

31'
Stephen O'Flynn proving a real handful for the United defence. His dispossess Derek Prendergast by muscling him off the ball in the box but Pat's can't exploit the chance.

30'
Managerwatch: Drogheda manager Mick Cooke looks like he has just come off the golf course. Black shoes, slacks and jumper with a white shirt. Pat's gaffer Liam Buckley looks like he has come from the gym with a Pat's tracksuit and runners.

26'

Yellow Card

We have our first booking. Drogheda's Gavin Brennan goes in the book for some strong words said to ref Graeme Kelly.

26'
Like last week against Rovers, the Saints are lined out 4-3-3 when they have the ball. Jake Kelly and Chris Forrester pushing up alongside Stephen O'Flynn. James Chambers is anchoring the middle of midfield.

24'
Lovely play by Pat's. Chambers takes a short free and ball works through Chambers and Bermingham before Aidan Price crosses into box. Stephen O'Flynn gets a head on it but Drogheda clear.

22'
That is our first ball out of Richmond Park today as Derek Prendergast clears for the Drogs into the Camac River.

21'
That was Gavin Brennan's fourth goal for Drogheda so far this season - his third in the league.

19'
Ian Bermingham wins a throw in the corner for the Saints.

18'
Couldn't have been closer to 2-0. Alan McNally sent on a long pass and Alan Byrne rose unchallenged in the Pat's box. With Murphy diving full length, Byrne's header came off the post and to safety as far as Pat's are concerned.

17'
Graeme Kelly is our referee here today. Pat's are shooting towards Inchicore with Drogheda playing towards Kilmaninham jail. And the sun has even come out...

15'
The Drogheda goal was all down to a mistake by Barry Murphy in the Saints' goal. He failed to clear it and sent it straight to Gavin Brennan. Brennan's shot was touched by Murphy but he couldn't keep it out.

14'
Chambers floats it in but Derek Prendergast out jumps Pat's Chris Forrester for a corner. Pat's take it short and Chambers puts it onto the head of Stephen O'Flynn but it goes wide.

13'
Paul Crowley fouls Stephen O'Flynn and Pats have a chance to put it into the box

10'

GOAL!

Gavin Brennan scores for Drogheda United. Barry Murphy messed up a clearance which went to Gavin Brennan and he advanced before shooting under the keeper and in to the net.

9'
Pat Flynn concedes a free, fouling Ryan Brennan. Philip Hand delivers the free but Aidan Price rises high to head clear. The ball comes back in via a wickedly deflected shot, and Barry Murphy is fouled as he attempts to collect.

6'
Referee Graham Kelly has words with Aidan Price and Alan McNally as they wrestle while waiting for a free. When it comes in, from wide on the left, Barry Murphy tips it off Derek Prendergast's head and away for a corner.

4'
Drogheda captain Paul Crowley gets an early shot away after some nice build up involving Declan O'Brien but it is well wide.

1'

GAME ON!

And we are under way

0'
Weatherwatch: Slight drizzle when I was coming into the ground but that has stopped. Expected that it will remain mainly dry this afternoon with just the risk of a few scattered showers. Bright or sunny spells also but cloudy periods too. Highest temperatures around 17 Celsius in moderate west to southwesterly winds.

0'
Today's Drogheda team has three changes since their last game 16 days ago against Derry City; a game the Drogs won in the Brandywell 3-0. Two of those changes are due to suspension as both Eric Foley and Stephen Quigley due to racking up four yellow cards. Cathal Brady and Philip Hand come in along with Alan Byrne as Peter Hynes drops to the bench.

0'
@smulv has just tweeted me to point out that it is a back five made up all players from the club he supports, Shamrock Rovers. Add in James Chambers in midfield and that is six former Rovers players in starting XI. Pat Flynn came back to haunt his own club last Sunday when he scored an injury time winner for Pat's in Tallaght Stadium.

0'
If you want to tweet us, you can tweet extratime HQ on @extratimeNews or you can tweet me on @macdarabueller.

0'
On the bench along with Clarke and Flood is Conor Kenna and Kenny Browne. Ryan Coombes, Darren Meenan and winger Sean O'Connor.

0'
There is your Pat's team. Barry Murphy comes in for Brendan Clarke in goal and there is no place for Anto Flood as European scorer Stephen O'Flynn comes into team. Aidan Price comes in to captain the team. It is six changes from the Pat's team in Europe on Thursday. There is also six changes from the team that drew in Tallaght against Shamrock Rovers last Sunday.

0'
Good afternoon from Richmond Park for Pat's v Drogheda. There is a two man team here for extratime.ie. Simon O'Gorman is beside me on match day duty and I'm here (Macdara Ferris) doing updates. We await the team sheets.



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



St. Patrick's Athletic
Barry Murphy
Goalkeeper
Aidan Price
Defender
Ger O'Brien
Defender
Pat Flynn
Defender
Ian Bermingham
Defender
Jake Kelly
Midfielder
Chris Forrester
Midfielder
James Chambers
Midfielder
Jake Carroll
Midfielder
Greg Bolger
Midfielder
Stephen O'Flynn
Forward

Substitutes
Sean O'Connor
Midfield
Darren Meenan
Midfield
Conor Kenna
Defender
Anthony Flood
Forward
Ryan Coombes
Midfield
Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
Kenny Browne
Defender
Drogheda United
Gabriel Sava
Goalkeeper
Conor McMahon
Defender
Philip Hand
Defender
Alan McNally
Defender
Derek Prendergast
Defender
Paul Crowley
Midfielder
Alan Byrne
Midfielder
Gavin Brennan
Midfielder
10Scored: 10'
26Booked: 26'
Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
48Sent off: 48'
Cathal Brady
Midfielder
Declan O'Brien
Forward

Substitutes
Jason Marks
Defender
Peter Hynes
Forward
76Scored: 76'
Sean Brennan
Midfield
Johnny Breen
Forward
Tiarnan Mulvenna
Forward
Mark O'Brien
Midfield
Mícheál Schlingermann
Goalkeeper