3 - 2
FT

Mark Doyle 11' -
Scored: 11'


Mark Doyle 58' -
Peno Scored: 58'


Mark Doyle 90' + 1' -
Peno Scored: 90'


Scored: 4'
- Brandon Kavanagh 4'

Scored: 70'
- Brandon Kavanagh 70'


League Preview: Drogheda United -v- Shamrock Rovers II

Tue, Sep 22 2020

None Credit: Peter Fitzpatrick

DROGHEDA UNITED

Tim Clancy’s Drogheda United will be hoping to keep pace with table topping Bray Wanderers this evening as they host Shamrock Rovers II at United Park (kick-off is at 7.45pm).

The Boynesiders come into the game following an impressive win on the road away to UCD on Friday night after going behind.

Drogheda came out of the blocks flying in the second half and Mark Doyle found the bottom corner from James Brown’s cross three minutes after the break to equalise.

Doyle was to then score his second of the night shortly after as he turned home an exoert delivery into danger from Jordan Adeyemo.

Goalkeeper David Odumosu was then called upon to make a penalty save from UCD striker Yoyo Mahdy in the 83rd minute to preserve their lead.

And they would make sure of the win late on in injury time as Brandon Bermingham fired low under the body of Lorcan Healy.

However, Drogheda must go again this evening as they host Shamrock Rovers II, and keeper Odumosu is hoping that he can help his side secure another win in their pursuit of promotion.

“It’s going to be a massive game. Last six games of the season, we’re looking to get all three points in each game,” he told his club’s media team.

“They are a good side. They play a lot of good football but with being at home, it’s going to be one of them things, we need to be right from the start and for the 90 minutes,”

In team news, Luke Heeney is likely to again miss out through injury while Tim Clancy has a number of players doubtful through injury.

Chris Lyons and Jack Tuite both missed the win over UCD while Conor Kane was substituted after picking up an injury, with the trio all rated as doubtful.

SHAMROCK ROVERS II

Shamrock Rovers II will be hoping to land yet another blow to Drogheda United’s promotion hopes this evening when they travel to United Park.

The Young Hoops caused plenty of problems for Tim Clancy’s during the last time the side’s met at Tallaght Stadium.

Aidan Price’s young guns raced into a two-nil lead and had a man advantage following the dismissal of Mark Hughes for a straight red card.

However, they were unable to capitalise on their man advantage – as Drogheda eventually drew the game two-all.

They come into the game however after four successive defeats, with their most recent coming against Cabinteely.

Kevin Knight and Conor Keeley both scored late on for the South Dubliners as they won a tight game at Tallaght Stadium.

Shamrock Rovers II have not released any team news ahead of their trip to the Windmill Road venue this evening.

Referee: Adriano Reale.

 

MATCH STATS

Shamrock Rovers II have lost their previous four league games on the spin, losing to Longford Town, Cobh Ramblers, Galway United and Cabinteely.

Tim Clancy’s Drogheda United have only won at home once in their previous three games at United Park.

The most recent game between the sides saw ten-man Drogheda earn a point against the young Hoops at Tallaght Stadium.

BETTING

Drogheda United 2/9; Draw 4/1; Shamrock Rovers II 17/2.

PREDICTION

Drogheda United 2 - 0 Shamrock Rovers II

 

Drogheda United

Injured: Luke Heeney.

Doubtful: Jack Tuite, Chris Lyons, Conor Kane.

Injured: None.

 

Shamrock Rovers II

Injured: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Suspended: None.


Drogheda
WMay 21, 2021
Harps 0 - 1 Drogheda
WMay 24, 2021
Drogheda 4 - 1 Longford
LMay 28, 2021
Drogheda 1 - 2 Derry
WJune 12, 2021
Sligo 1 - 2 Drogheda
LJune 18, 2021
Bohs 5 - 0 Drogheda
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
Conor Kane 3
Defender
Hugh Douglas 6
Defender
James Brown 2
Defender
Richie O'Farrell 10
Booked: 47'
53'
53Subbed Off: Stephen Meaney 53'
Defender
Derek Prendergast 5
Defender
© Jake Hyland 11
Midfielder
Mark Hughes 45
Midfielder
James Clarke 22
Midfielder
Mark Doyle 14
Scored: 11'
Peno Scored: 58'
Peno Scored: 90'
90'
90Subbed Off: Ryan O'Shea 90'
Forward
Brandon Bermingham 16
53'
53Subbed Off: Adam Wixted 53'
Forward

Substitutes
Stephen Meaney 15
53'
53Subbed On: Richie O'Farrell 53'
Forward
Chris Lyons 9
Forward
Luke Heeney 21
Forward
Ryan O'Shea 25
90'
90Subbed On: Mark Doyle 90'
Defender
Ross Treacy 1
Goalkeeper
Jack Tuite 4
Defender
Adam Wixted 7
53'
53Subbed On: Brandon Bermingham 53'
Midfield
Shamrock RII
WOct. 2, 2020
Wexford 0 - 2 Shamrock RII
LOct. 10, 2020
Shamrock RII 0 - 2 Bray
WOct. 17, 2020
Shamrock RII 3 - 1 Athlone
DOct. 27, 2020
Cobh 0 - 0 Shamrock RII
DMarch 13, 2021
Derry 2 - 2 Shamrock RII
Leon Pohls
Goalkeeper
34 Adam Wells
Defender
Max Murphy
Defender
18 Sean Callan ©
Defender 28'
28Subbed Off: Oisin Hand 28'
35 Jordan Tallon
Midfielder
Booked: 22'
John Ryan
Midfielder
27 Brandon Kavanagh
Midfielder
Scored: 4'
Scored: 70'
31 Sean Brennan
Midfielder 69'
69Subbed Off: Dean McMenamy 69'
Aaron Bolger
Midfielder 69'
69Subbed Off: Darragh Nugent 69'
19 Dean Williams
Forward 60'
60Subbed Off: Michael Leddy 60'
26 Thomas Oluwa
Forward 60'
60Subbed Off: Kevin Zefi 60'

Substitutes
77 Kevin Zefi
Midfield 60'
60Subbed On: Thomas Oluwa 60'
37 Darragh Nugent
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Aaron Bolger 69'
47 Dean McMenamy
Midfield 69'
69Subbed On: Sean Brennan 69'
62 Michael Leddy
Unknown 60'
60Subbed On: Dean Williams 60'
53 Oisin Hand
Defender 28'
28Subbed On: Sean Callan 28'
30 Kian Clarke
Goalkeeper
33 Peter Adigun
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2020 League of Ireland First Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Sept. 22, 2020

Venue: United Park

Referee: Unknown

Attendance: Unknown

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