League Preview: Bohemians -v- Drogheda United


Alan Reynolds is hoping his side can win three games on the spin on Friday night when they host Drogheda United at Dalymount Park (kick-off is at 7.45pm). 

The Gypsies won twice last weekend, seeing off Shelbourne and Dundalk. 

And they have now catapulted themselves into third place - five points behind league leaders Shelbourne. 

“We want to build on a positive week, make it three out of three, keep the momentum going and try to go on a run,” Reynolds told his club’s media team.

“There is always a great sense of occasion and great atmosphere at games at Dalymount Park, and we want to send our home fans happy.

“But there is expectation when you play at home at Dalymount Park too, and with that expectation comes pressure on the players. I think the players felt that even more so this season because there was an up and down start.

“They don’t want to let the fans down but we know too that we are still a work in progress, and I think our supporters know that too.

“That means we need patience during games and, most importantly, all the encouragement from fans that we can get because when they get behind us, and really encourage our players, it builds their confidence and is something that spurs them on.

“There is a positivity among the players now after two wins on the bounce and we need everyone, fans and players, to pull in the same direction to build on that.”


Drogheda United face an uphill task against Bohs on Friday night with a host of key players expected to miss out. 

Forward Adam Foley has returned however, but the loss of trio Andrew Wogan, Andrew Quinn and Evan Weir has proved problematic. 

Drogheda head into this game following a fourth consecutive draw in the league. 

Scoreless draws against St Patrick's Athletic and Dundalk were followed up 2-2 draws at home to both Shelbourne and Derry City.

Drogheda took the lead after just three minutes against Derry as Warren Davis finished from close range after being picked out by Oisin Gallagher. 

But the Candystripes turned the game on its head as Michael Duffy headed in from six yards out before Will Patching found the top corner from distance, sending Derry in 2-1 up at the break.

Drogheda then found an equaliser late on as Frantz Pierrot levelled. 


Referee: Gavin Colfer. 



Bohemians 2-1 Drogheda United 



Injured: Keith Buckley, Rob Cornwall. 

Doubtful: None. 

Suspended: None. 


Drogheda United

Injured: Andrew Wogan, Evan Weir, Andrew Quinn. 

Doubtful: None. 

Suspended: None.