4 - 1
FT

Ronan Murray 35' -
Scored: 35'


Mark Doyle 44' -
Scored: 44'


Jordan Adeyemo 87' -
Scored: 87'


Jordan Adeyemo 90' + 3' -
Scored: 90'


Scored: 53'
- Aaron Dobbs 53'


League Report: Drogheda United 4 - 1 Longford Town

Mon, May 24 2021

Longford Town FC's Dylan Grimes and James Brown of Drogheda United in action during this evening's fixture. Credit: Gerry Shanahan

Deniese O'Flaherty reports from Head in the Game Park

Two goals from substitute Jordan Adeyemo helped Drogheda to another big win over lowly Longford Town at Head in the Game Park on Monday night.

Drogheda raced into a 2-0 lead at the break but the visitors upped their game in the second half and pulled a goal back through Aaron Dobbs. Try as they might they couldn’t add to that with Adeyemo sealing the win in the final minutes.

There was a lively start to the game and the first chance came in the eighth minute but Chris Lyons’ glancing header from a James Brown cross went wide. The home side began to get on top soon after. Ronan Murray hit a free-kick that went wide in the 14th minute and a corner from Murray in the 17th minute was headed wide by Lyons.

Lyons was giving the Town defence a torrid time and when he went down on the edge of the box, referee Damien McGrath awarded a free. Ronan Murray stepped up and beat Lee Steacy at the near post with a good strike.

Murray hit a snapshot right at Steacy before Mark Doyle doubled his side’s advantage in the 44th minute when he shot low into the net.

Drogs had half chances at the start of the second half but in the 53rd minute Town scored; Callum Thompson did well to get to the endline and cross for Aaron Dobbs who steered home after a bit of a scramble. 

Town sub Rob Manley made a huge difference when he was introduced and he had the ball in the net in the 61st minute but it was ruled out for offside. Minutes later he hit an effort wide. Unlike the first half Town looked more comfortable on the ball and worked hard to try and get an equaliser. 

Drogheda nearly got a third against the run of play in the 77th minute but Lyons hit another effort wide. Down the other end Manley was proving a handful but the visitors couldn’t get a second goal.

With both sides chasing another goal it was the home side that got it. Substitute Jordan Adeyemo was only on the pitch two minutes when he fired a low shot to the net. And just before the end Adeymo was on target again to seal a fine win for his side.

Drogheda Utd: David Odumosu; James Brown, Dane Massey, Daniel O’Reilly, Killian Phillips; Darragh Markey (Ryan O’Shea 87), Gary Deegan, Ronan Murray (James Clarke 66), Conor Kane; Mark Doyle, Chris Lyons ( Jordan Adeyemo 83).

Subs Not Used: Colin McCabe, Sam O’Brien, Charlie Mutawe, Donovan Troy, David Samson, Luke Neville.

Longford Town: Lee Steacy; Karl Chambers (Aaron McNally ht), Mick McDonnell (Dean Byrne 85), Aaron O’Driscoll, Paddy Kirk; Aodh Dervin, Dean Zambra (Aaron Bolger 66); Callum Thompson, Conor Davis (Rob Manley 54), Dylan Grimes; Aaron Dobbs.

Subs Not Used: Mick Kelly, Aaron Robinson,, Aaron McCabe, Matthew O’Brien, Joe Manley.

Booking: Chambers 37, Kirk 66

Referee: Damien McGrath (Mayo)

Extratime.com man of the match: Darragh Markey (Drogheda Utd)


Drogheda
WJuly 2, 2021
Drogheda 3 - 1 Harps
DJuly 10, 2021
Longford 1 - 1 Drogheda
LJuly 16, 2021
St. Pats 2 - 0 Drogheda
DJuly 24, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 1 Derry
LJuly 30, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 2 Waterford
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
Dane Massey 41
Defender
Conor Kane 3
Defender
© James Brown 2
Defender
Daniel O'Reilly 5
Defender
Darragh Markey 7
88'
88Subbed Off: Ryan O'Shea 88'
Midfielder
Gary Deegan 8
Midfielder
Killian Phillips 19
Midfielder
Chris Lyons 9
84'
84Subbed Off: Jordan Adeyemo 84'
Forward
Mark Doyle 14
Scored: 44'
Forward
Ronan Murray 17
Scored: 35'
76'
76Subbed Off: James Clarke 76'
Forward

Substitutes
James Clarke 22
76'
76Subbed On: Ronan Murray 76'
Midfield
Jordan Adeyemo 20
84'
84Subbed On: Chris Lyons 84'
Scored: 87'
Scored: 90'
Forward
Colin McCabe 1
Goalkeeper
Charles Mutawe
Defender
Luke Neville
Midfield
Sam O'Brien
Defender
Ryan O'Shea 25
88'
88Subbed On: Darragh Markey 88'
Defender
David Samson
Midfield
Donovan Troy
Midfield
Longford
LJuly 3, 2021
Longford 0 - 1 Sligo
DJuly 10, 2021
Longford 1 - 1 Drogheda
DJuly 18, 2021
Bohs 1 - 1 Longford
WJuly 24, 2021
Bangor 0 - 5 Longford
LJuly 31, 2021
Longford 0 - 2 Derry
1 Lee Steacy
Goalkeeper
12 Aaron O'Driscoll
Defender
5 Michael McDonnell
Defender 88'
88Subbed Off: Dean Byrne 88'
3 Patrick Kirk
Defender
6 Dean Zambra ©
Midfielder 76'
76Subbed Off: Aaron Bolger 76'
11 Callum Thompson
Midfielder
7 Dylan Grimes
Midfielder
16 Aodh Dervin
Midfielder
9 Aaron Dobbs
Forward
Scored: 53'
25 Conor Davis
Forward 54'
54Subbed Off: Rob Manley 54'
19 Karl Chambers
Forward
Booked: 37'
45'
45Subbed Off: Aaron McNally 45'

Substitutes
4 Aaron Robinson
Midfield
17 Matthew O'Brien
Midfield
21 Aaron McNally
Defender 45'
45Subbed On: Karl Chambers 45'
15 Aaron McCabe
Forward
22 Joseph Manley
Defender
8 Rob Manley
Forward 54'
54Subbed On: Conor Davis 54'
30 Michael Kelly
Goalkeeper
20 Dean Byrne
Forward 88'
88Subbed On: Michael McDonnell 88'
14 Aaron Bolger
Midfield 76'
76Subbed On: Dean Zambra 76'

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. May 24, 2021

Venue: United Park

Referee: Damien MacGraith

Attendance: Unknown

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