Playoff
Date: 7:15 p.m. Oct. 22, 2016
Venue: St. Colman's Park
Att: 1,873
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Scored: 60'
- Marc Griffin 60'

Scored: 62'
- Gareth McCaffrey 62'

Live Updates for Cobh Ramblers -v- Drogheda United

Updates by

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FULL TIME!

It is Drogheda United who have a big advantage heading into the second leg. The first half may have been tight, but Drogheda were the better team in the second half and in the end were deserving winners. Cobh played well at times, but they were out experienced second half. They have it all to do it fhey want to keep their promotion chances alive next week. 

90' + 2'

Craig Donnellan shoots just over with a well taken effort from outside the box. If it was a few inches lower it was in the net.

90'

Substitution

Derek Doyle replaces Marc Griffin for Drogheda United.

87'

Drogheda keeping Cobh successfully at bay and look like taking a big lead away from Leeside.

85'

Substitution

John McKeown replaces Jake Hyland for Drogheda United.

83'

Drogheda looking to see this out with a clean sheet, as they would be well in control of the tie heading into next Friday if things stay like this.

82'

O'Donnell makes his forst contribution, by blocking down a shot from Drogheda's Griffin.

81'

Substitution

Anthony O'Donnell replaces Robert Lehane for Cobh Ramblers.

80'

Yellow Card

Shane O'Connor is booked for Cobh Ramblers.

77'

Lehane tries to but is unable to get a shot away. Cobh looking for a goal back by whatever means possible.

76'

Whelan's headed effort is save. Cobh hoping the young forward can keep up his good goal scoring run in front of goal.

76'

Substitution

Aaron Ashe replaces Gareth McCaffrey for Drogheda United.

75'

Cobh need to find a goal from somewhere, will the forward subs of Ellis and Whelan make the difference.

71'

Griffin goes on a good run into the Drogheda box, but he is unable to get his shot away.

69'

Substitution

Matthew Whelan replaces Stephen Christopher for Cobh Ramblers.

69'

Substitution

Connor Ellis replaces Eoin McGreevy for Cobh Ramblers.

67'

Midfield battle has been the difference this half and Drogheda have controlled it.

65'

Drogheda looking comfortable at the moment and in control. Cobh need to find a goal from somewhere, otherwise they will have a mammoth task in the second leg to try and turn this around.

62'

GOAL!

Drogheda double their lead !!! Gareth McCaffrey finds the back of the net from  free, which was well taken from 25 yards out. Thronton laid the ball into his path.

61'

Goal has gone with the run of play, with Drogheda on top since the game resumed.

60'

GOAL!

Marc Griffin heads Drogheda in front. Purdy did well to get away to cross the ball , with Griffin on hand to head into the corner at the back post.

58'

Drogheda knocking the ball around well, seeing more of the ball so far this half.

56'

Yellow Card

Colm Deasy is booked for Drogheda United.

56'

Yellow Card

Colm Deasy is booked for Drogheda United.

53'

Both sides still looking for what will be  a crucial goal. Cobh you feel may be more at need of getting a goal, with the second leg in Drogheda next Friday.

49'

Drogheda cross from the right, but Hyland is unable to get a head on it.

47'

O'Connor with a run down the wing for Cobh, but his cross over hit,

46'

Second Half

The second half between Cobh Ramblers and Drogheda United has started.

45'

Half Time

 Cobh Ramblers and Drogheda United level at the break. It has been a close contest so far,  but Cobh had the clearer chances in the opening stages, but Drogheda  ended the  half the stronger . Overall though, both sides were cancelling each other out. Still all to play for and  big second half ahead, with all up for grabs.

44'

Drogheda with their best spell of the game, another good move from them results in a low cross which finds Gallagher in the box, but he shoots wide.

42'

Drogheda forces   the first save of the match from either keeper. Adam Wixted with the shot from the edge of the box, but Hunt deals well with it.

41'

Moments before that, Garreth McCaffrey went on a good run down the wing and into the box, but his low dangerous cross finds no one on the end of it.

40'

Shane O'Connor shoots over the bar for Cobh.

36'

Drogheda with a good passing move, but it breaks down in the far corner for a throw.

31'

Generally tight exchanges on the whole so for,  both sides with plenty of the ball.

30'

Drogheda go close to taking the lead, as a scramble in the box sees Griffin's shot blocked down, before an effort on the rebound from Purdy goes wide.

27'

Cobh corner, but Comerford heads wide.

26'

Commerford puts the ball into O'Connor's path, but Drogheda keeper McGuiness clears.

23'

Cobh are looking the more dangerous going forward thus far. Drogeheda having plenty of the ball but yet to get going in the attacking sense.

18'

Cobh with a chance. Rob Lehane turns on the edge of the area he shoots over the bar.

15'

Tight enough opening quarter of an hour. Both teams looking up for this one.

10'

Cobh showing a glimpse of their good passing style, with Lehane and McGreevy linking up well early on.

10'

Garry Comerford heads it into the path of Rob Lehane, but his chipped effort goes right and wide.

8'

Minutes applause currently takeing place in the ground  for Anthony Foley.

7'

Both sides have commenced this one full of determination, still awaiting the first major chance on goal though.

3'

Cobh break, with Lehane finding McGreevy with a fine ball over the top. But move breaks down as Mylod is unable to control the ball.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Cobh Ramblers and Drogheda United has kicked off.

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Huge cues outside the ground, looking like the biggest crowd  in many a year here in St Colman's Park.

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Kick off here at St Colman's Park is at 7:15pm, so stick right here for live updates which will commence right then. 

Teams will be added for both sides in the lead up to kick off.

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Drogheda United make the trip to Cobh looking for their first victory of the season at St Colman's Park. There will be no better time than this to pick up a win here for Pete Mahon's side at the home of Ramblers than tonight.

 

Drogheda booked their place in the playoffs with a win  against UCD last week, a result which saw them keep their chances of Premier Division promotion alive at the expense of the Students.

 

 

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Cobh Ramblers head into one of the biggest games in recent times as the form side in the division. Stephen Henderson's charges have won their last five league games in a row. 

With a talented young squad, Cobh have been very impressive at home this season and are on a 10 game unbeaten run at St Colman's Park.  

Since their last home defeat to Limerick back in May, they have won eight and  drawn  two of their  ten competitive games in league and cup action.

 

 

 

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Hello and welcome to your place for live updates from tonight's First Division Playoff between Cobh Ramblers and Drogheda United. This is John O'Shea providing you with updates on the game and also on the Extratime.ie team in St Colman's Park  is Stephen Walsh, who will be writing the match report.

 

 



Photo Gallery for Cobh Ramblers -v- Drogheda United



Cobh Ramblers
Paul Hunt
Goalkeeper
Ian Mylod
Defender
Kevin Mulcahy
Defender
Cian Kingston
Defender
Charlie Fleming
Defender
Shane O'Connor
80Booked: 80'
Midfielder
Eoin McGreevy
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Midfielder
Craig Donnellan
Midfielder
Garry Comerford
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Midfielder
Robert Lehane
81'
81Subbed Off: 81'
Forward

Substitutes
Matthew Whelan
69'
69Subbed On: 69'
Forward
Anthony O'Donnell
81'
81Subbed On: 81'
Defender
Darren Murphy
Midfield
James McSweeney
Defender
Kyle McNamara
Defender
Connor Ellis
69'
69Subbed On: 69'
Forward
Jonathan Creamer
Forward
Drogheda United
Stephen McGuinness
Goalkeeper
Luke Gallagher
Defender
Kevin Farragher
Defender
Stephen Dunne
Defender
Colm Deasy
Defender
56Booked: 56'
56Booked: 56'
Adam Wixted
Midfielder
Sean Thornton
Midfielder
Richie Purdy
Midfielder
Jake Hyland
Midfielder 85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Gareth McCaffrey
Forward
62Scored: 62'
76'
76Subbed Off: 76'
Marc Griffin
Forward
60Scored: 60'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'

Substitutes
John McKeown
Midfield
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Patrick Dunican
Goalkeeper
Mark Doyle
Forward
Derek Doyle
Midfield
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
Liam Donnelly
Forward
Lloyd Buckley
Defender
Aaron Ashe
Forward
76Subbed On: 76'
76'