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Date: 7:45 p.m. April 20, 2021
Venue: United Park
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Scored: 90'
- Daniel Mandroiu 90' + 5'

Live Updates for Drogheda United -v- Shamrock Rovers

Updates by Macdara Ferris

90' + 6'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.

90' + 5'

ASSIST!

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) provides the assist.

90' + 5'

GOAL!

Daniel Mandroiu (Shamrock Rovers) scores with a bullet header at the back post off Watts' free kick. Yet another late goal. In four of the six games, Rovers have scored late to save points dropped.

90' + 5'

Dane Massey fouls Sean Gannon and the Hoops can whip it in.

90' + 4'

Dylan Watts with a shot and Colin McCabe pushes it away.

90' + 3'

Substitution

Jack Tuite (in) - Ryan O'Shea (out) (Drogheda United).

90'

Four minutes at least remaining. Now Ryan O'Shea is down after Sean Hoare fouled him so we might have a bit more.

85'

Sean Gannon and Dylan Watts combine and Watts' cross bends away from the post and just beats the onrushing Hoops attackers.

82'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick and finds Sean Hoare who flicks the ball goalwards and forces another save from Colin McCabe.

81'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after Colin McCabe smothered Graham Burke's effort. When United clear it comes to Graham Burke whose low shot is kicked away by McCabe for a corner this time on the right.

80'

Danny Mandroiu turns and breaks from his own half. He feeds Dylan Watts who lets fly from 35 yards. He hits the target but Colin McCabe makes the save.

76'

Substitution

Darragh Markey (in) - Luke Heeney (out) (Drogheda United).

74'

Watts whips it in and Lee Grace gets a touch but takes the ball wide of the goal.

74'

Hugh Douglas takes down Danny Mandroiu at the Drogheda corner flag.

73'

Substitution

Lee Grace (in) - Sean Kavanagh (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

73'

Substitution

Daniel Mandroiu (in) - Ronan Finn (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

70'

Yellow Card

Luke Heeney (Drogheda United) is booked.

70'

Yellow Card

Mark Doyle (Drogheda United) is booked.

70'

Yellow Card

Roberto Lopes (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

69'

Substitution

Brandon Bermingham (in) - Chris Lyons (out) (Drogheda United).

66'

Daniel O'Reilly with a diving header to cut out Liam Scales centre from the left.

65'

Substitution

Graham Burke (in) - Rory Gaffney (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

63'

Dane Massey judges a header well back towards Colin McCabe without allowing Rory Gaffney get on the ball.

61'

Substitution

Chris McCann (in) - Gary O'Neill (out) (Shamrock Rovers).

58'

James Browne's cross comes towards Mark Doyle but Roberto Lopes shadows the ball away from the United striker.

55'

Yellow Card

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) is booked.

54'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after Sean Kavanagh's cross ws blocked behind. It comes to Sean Hoare whose header goes into the six yard box and Pico Lopes gets it on target but not enough power to beat Colin McCabe.

53'

Sean Kavanagh plays one up the left for Aaron Greene to get onto but it skips off the surface and runs away from the Hoops striker.

51'

Ball held up in the Rovers right hand side near their goal. They can't clear and Ryan O'Shea puts a decent cross into the box that James Brown runs onto but his header doesn't trouble Alan Mannus.

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers has started.

45' + 1'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.

45' + 1'

Gary Deegan lets fly from distance but Alan Mannus steps across and saves.

45'

One more minute minimum in this first half.

45'

Sean Kavanagh puts a deep cross in - just a bit too deep. The Hoops happy to go a little bit more direct than usual this evening.

44'

Chris Lyons interfeering with the Rovers wall and it is an indirect free out for the Hoops.

43'

Chris Lyons and Mark Doyle combine and Doyle's touch beats Liam Scales who fouls the player. Danger here for the Hoops. Great shooting chance for Drogheda United from this free kick 30 yards out.

40'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes another corner-kick from the right. United break and Ronan Finn with another foul. Damien MacGraith has a word with the Hoops skipper but he keeps his cards in his pocket.

39'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick after Killian Philips heads behind Sean Kavanagh's cross on the left. It comes off a Drogs head.

36'

Another foul by Rovers give Drogheda another chance to put the ball in the mixer. Luke Heeney looks for Daniel O'Reilly but it is just a small bit beyond the inrusing defender.

34'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick won by Rory Gaffney. Sean Hoare got his head to it but well wide of the frame of the goal.

33'

Aaron Greene drops out wide left and his cross is claimed by Colin McCabe at the second attempt.

31'

Decent spell of pressure from Drogheda.

28'

Corner Kick

Luke Heeney (Drogheda United) takes a corner-kick.

26'

Mark Doyle's break is stopped by a foul by Ronan Finn on the halfway line. Drogheda will get to get this free into the box with Dane Massey. Hugh Douglas wins it but Rovers clear but there is a handball and another free kick - this time wide right on the edge of the area.

25'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

24'

Daniel O'Reilly saves his team again as he takes the ball off Sean Gannon's toe inside the six yard box after Ronan Finn got to the end line and pulled the ball back. 

21'

Corner Kick

Dylan Watts (Shamrock Rovers) takes a corner-kick.

20'

Daniel O'Reilly saves teh Drogs as he clears Rory Gaffney's effort off the line. It came as Colin McCabe missed a punch allowing Aaron Greene find Gaffney.

18'

James Browne whips a cross into the Rovers box but finds the space only between Roberto Lopes and Alan Mannus. Goalkick to the Hoops.

14'

Sean Hoare steps across to stop Mark Doyle getting to swing a boot in the box towards the Rovers goal.

12'

The Boynsiders break after a loose pass from Sean Kavanagh. Mark Doyle races clear and looks to square to Chris Lyons but Roberto Lopes' touch takes it back to Alan Mannus.

 

10'

Ball comes in to the edge of the Drogs box and Aaron Greene just beats Hugh Douglas to the ball but he directs his header well wide.

9'

Rovers move the ball around well and Rory Gaffney plays it wide to Dylan Watts. His cross from the left is just over Aaron Greene's head.

4'

Gary O'Neill get up hight to win a header but comes down heavily and Damien MacGraith stops play to allow him get some treatment. O'Neill is able to walk off at least and is back on now.

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers has kicked off.

0'

All set and ready to go in Drogheda

The teams are out on the pitch and kick off is just minutes away!

0'

There are four changes for the visitors as Stephen Bradley brings in Rory Gaffney, Gary O'Neill, Dylan Watts and Sean Hoare as Lee Grace, Chris McCann, Graham Burke and Danny Madroiu will be on the bench. Mandroiu had started all five league games for the Hoops.

0'

Three changes for the home team from their last outing - a 1-1 draw in Derry [wasn't that a great documentary on Derry City last night!].

Luke Heeney, Ryan O'Shea and Killian Phillips all come into the starting XI. Darragh Markey and Ronan Murray drop to the bench and no place for Jake Hyland. Mark Hughes remains injured for the Drogs.

0'

Good evening everyone - we have Brendan Graham and Larry McQuillan in Head in the Game Park for us this evening. Brendan is writing our match report and Larry is there with his camera. Macdara Ferris here - @macdarabueller - back at ET HQ to bring  you the match updates.

Kick off is 7.45pm and my match preview is linked below. 



Photo Gallery for Drogheda United -v- Shamrock Rovers



Drogheda United
Colin McCabe 1
Goalkeeper
Daniel O'Reilly 5
Defender
Dane Massey 41
Defender
© Hugh Douglas 6
Defender
James Brown 2
Defender
Killian Phillips 19
Midfielder
Ryan O'Shea 25
90'
90Subbed Off: Jack Tuite 90'
Midfielder
Gary Deegan 8
Midfielder
Chris Lyons 9
69'
69Subbed Off: Brandon Bermingham 69'
Forward
Luke Heeney 21
Booked: 70'
76'
76Subbed Off: Darragh Markey 76'
Forward
Mark Doyle 14
Booked: 70'
Forward

Substitutes
Jack Tuite 4
90'
90Subbed On: Ryan O'Shea 90'
Defender
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
Charles Mutawe
Defender
Ronan Murray 17
Forward
Darragh Markey 7
76'
76Subbed On: Luke Heeney 76'
Midfield
James Clarke 22
Midfield
Mohammad Boudiaf
Defender
Brandon Bermingham 16
69'
69Subbed On: Chris Lyons 69'
Forward
Jordan Adeyemo 20
Forward
Shamrock Rovers
1 Alan Mannus
Goalkeeper
3 Sean Hoare
Defender
4 Roberto Lopes
Defender
Booked: 70'
15 Liam Scales
Defender
8 Ronan Finn ©
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Daniel Mandroiu 73'
2 Sean Gannon
Midfielder
11 Sean Kavanagh
Midfielder 73'
73Subbed Off: Lee Grace 73'
16 Gary O'Neill
Midfielder 61'
61Subbed Off: Chris McCann 61'
7 Dylan Watts
Midfielder
Booked: 55'
20 Rory Gaffney
Forward 65'
65Subbed Off: Graham Burke 65'
9 Aaron Greene
Forward

Substitutes
10 Graham Burke
Forward 65'
65Subbed On: Rory Gaffney 65'
Aidomo Emakhu
Midfield
5 Lee Grace
Defender 73'
73Subbed On: Sean Kavanagh 73'
14 Daniel Mandroiu
Midfield 73'
73Subbed On: Ronan Finn 73'
Scored: 90'
26 Chris McCann
Midfield 61'
61Subbed On: Gary O'Neill 61'
24 Max Murphy
Midfield
22 Darragh Nugent
Midfield
25 Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
19 Dean Williams
Forward