PO Quarter Final
Date: 7:45 p.m. Oct. 5, 2018
Venue: United Park

Scored: 25'
- James English 25'

Live Updates for Drogheda United -v- Shelbourne

Updates by Gerard Grimes

90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Drogheda United and Shelbourne.

90' + 3'

Substitution

Gavin Boyne replaces James English for Shelbourne.

90' + 1'

Minimum of six added minutes here.

89'

Adam Evans finds himself unmarked in the box after English plays him in. Evans mishits his effort though and flashes his effort wide of the far post.

85'

Substitution

William Hondermarck replaces Gareth McCaffrey for Drogheda United.

78'

Shels front two link up again. David O'Sullivan gets forward and switches it out right to English. English looks to take on Kane, shoots but doesn't hit the target.

77'

Chris Lyons fouled about 30 yards out from goal by Prendergast. Brennan steps up and looks to find the bottom corner from the free kick but Delany is equal to it.

74'

Substitution

Adam Evans replaces Shane Farrell for Shelbourne.

73'

Yellow Card

Chris Lyons is booked for Drogheda United.

73'

Yellow Card

Jake Hyland is booked for Drogheda United.

72'

Drogheda fans getting frustrated as their side can't get a good move together. Until now, as they build the ball up patiently, working a chance in from the right, ending with Jake Hyland shooting over the bar from the edge of the box.

59'

Yellow Card

Lorcan Fitzgerald is booked for Shelbourne.

50'

Substitution

Reece McEnteer replaces Aidan Collins for Shelbourne.

50'

Stoppage in play here as Aidan Collins leaves the field on a stretcher. 

47'

Drogheda get the second half underway. No changes from either side at the break. 

46'

Second Half

The second half between Drogheda United and Shelbourne has started.

45' + 1'

Half Time

It is half-time between Drogheda United and Shelbourne.

33'

Luke Gallagher's ball over the top is met by the run of Mark Doyle from the left. Doyle tries to find the net with a first time finish but can't keep his shot low enough.

28'

Drogheda are incensed here. Looked as though Lyons had been brought down in the box by Prendergast. However, referee Ray Matthews sees it differently and awards Drogheda a corner. 

25'

GOAL!

James English scores for Shelbourne. English rises highest in the box to head home from a corenr to give Shels the lead with a powerful header. Just before that, Paul Skinner failed to catch a free kick delivered by Lorcan Fitzgerald, only palming it out for a corner, which English then scored from.

23'

Shels deliver the ball into the box, English heads it back across the box into the six yard box to David O'Sullivan but his header is brilliantly saved by Paul Skinner before being cleared off the line by Luke Gallagher.

16'

Yellow Card

Ciaran Kelly is booked for Drogheda United.

6'

James English attacks down the right, beats Conor Kane but his shot from a wide angle is hit into the side netting of Paul Skinner's goal.

5'

Shels win a corner and almost get a shot off from the short one as Kane slips but McCaffrey is there covering to block the effort.

4'

Brennan's free kick is played short to Lyons on the right. Lyons holds the ball up, cuts inside and gets a shot off but it lacks power and Delany saves low to his right. 

2'

Drogheda almost get themselves off to the perfect start as Sean Brennan's through ball finds captain Jake Hyland. Hyland is in on the left but his effort is saved at his near post by Shels keeper Dean Delany.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Drogheda United and Shelbourne has kicked off.

0'

Gerard Grimes here at United Park as Drogheda United host Shelbourne in the first leg of this play-off. 



Photo Gallery for Drogheda United -v- Shelbourne



Drogheda United
Paul Skinner
Goalkeeper
Colm Deasy
Defender
Luke Gallagher
Defender
Conor Kane
Defender
Ciaran Kelly
16Booked: 16'
Defender
Sean Brennan
Midfielder
Jake Hyland
73Booked: 73'
Midfielder
Richie Purdy
Midfielder
Mark Doyle
Forward
Chris Lyons
73Booked: 73'
Forward
Gareth McCaffrey
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'
Forward

Substitutes
Janabi Amour
Unknown
Lloyd Buckley
Defender
Kealan Dillon
Midfield
Kevin Farragher
Defender
Luca Gratzer
Goalkeeper
William Hondermarck
85'
85Subbed On: 85'
Midfield
Rob Manley
Forward
Shelbourne
Dean Delany
Goalkeeper
Aidan Collins
Defender 50'
50Subbed Off: 50'
Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
59Booked: 59'
Derek Prendergast
Defender
John Ross Wilson
Defender
Alan Byrne
Midfielder
Mark Hughes
Midfielder
Karl Moore
Midfielder
James English
Forward
25Scored: 25'
90'
90Subbed Off: 90'
Shane Farrell
Forward 74'
74Subbed Off: 74'
David O'Sullivan
Forward

Substitutes
Gavin Boyne
Defender
90Subbed On: 90'
90'
James Brown
Defender
Adam Evans
Forward
74Subbed On: 74'
74'
Paddy Kavanagh
Midfield
Reece McEnteer
Defender
50Subbed On: 50'
50'
Dayle Rooney
Midfield
Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper