First
Date: 3 p.m. Oct. 24, 2020
Venue: United Park
2 - 0
FT

Derek Prendergast 19' -
Scored: 19'


Mark Doyle 79' -
Scored: 79'


Live Updates for Drogheda United -v- Wexford

Updates by Fiachra Gallagher

90'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Drogheda United and Wexford.

90'

Nwanze should do better when he finds himself in some space in the Drogheda area, but his header is high, high, high. 

89'

A rare poor delivery from Hyland in the end. 

89'

Free Kick

Jake Hyland (Drogheda United) takes a free-kick.

87'

Hugh Douglas rises high as he tries to meet a Jake Hyland delivery, but the ball is wide. Both sides seem ready to wrap this one up. 

85'

Bit early yet, but Drogheda playing some keep-ball as we approach full-time. 

84'

Substitution

Malike Benrouguibi (in) - Azeez Yussuf (out) (Wexford).

82'

Substitution

Adam Wixted (in) - Luke Heeney (out) (Drogheda United).

82'

Brandon Bermingham could have put the result in no doubt after being fed through there, but his shot flies over. 

79'

ASSIST!

Jake Hyland (Drogheda United) provides the assist.

79'

And that should be that. Hyland capitalises on a loose pass as Wexford were playing out from defense, threading a ball through for Doyle. He shifts to the right, striking assuredly into the bottom corner. 

79'

GOAL!

Mark Doyle (Drogheda United) scores.

77'

Yellow Card

Azeez Yussuf (Wexford) is booked.

76'

Hyland bears down on the Wexford net after a mix-up in midfield. He lays off to Heeney, but the cross is bad. 

75'

Heeney again with the probing cross. Superb delivery comes to nothing after Doyle miscues his jump. Possibly a penalty shout there for Drogheda... 

73'

Speculative effort from James Clark. He attempts an overhead kick from the 18-yard line but it's well wide. It would have been good, if it worked. 

70'

Douglas meets the corner -- not for the first time -- but the attempt doesn't trouble Murphy. 

69'

Corner Kick

Jake Hyland (Drogheda United) takes a corner-kick.

67'

Good chance for Drogheda. Heeney picks up the pieces on the flank, delivering to the back post in search of Doyle. The ball ends up behind Murphy's net, however. 

66'

Substitution

Patrick O'Sullivan (in) - Kieran Murphy (out) (Wexford).

64'

Doherty skies the free-kick he won after a positive burst forward. 

64'

Free Kick

Jack Doherty (Wexford) takes a free-kick.

62'

Yellow Card

James Clarke (Drogheda United) is booked.

60'

Drogheda are boxing Wexford out of the game in midfield. Not much happening at the moment, but there's nothing happening for Wexford. 

59'

Substitution

James Clarke (in) - Chris Lyons (out) (Drogheda United).

57'

Lull in play as Predergast receives treatment for a knock. 

53'

Great move by Drogheda. Big cross-field ball is collected by Brandon Bermingham on the right flank. He darts down the wings and gets his ball in: Lyons stretches but can't make it. He's rewarded with a yellow card for his efforts. 

53'

Yellow Card

Chris Lyons (Drogheda United) is booked.

50'

Charlie Smith is definitely an asset to have on the flank going forward. 

49'

That was a decent spell for Wexford. The away side held the ball well as they probed the Drogheda defensive line. Delivery is eventually handled and cleared by Drogs, but not without a fashion. 

46'

Play back underway. Still 0-0 at the Carlise Grounds... 

45'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Drogheda United and Wexford has started.

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Drogheda United and Wexford.

45'

Nwanze could easily be off. Hyland wins a free after the former left a leg in. Thin ice. 

44'

Crowley sends a long ball forward from a free, but David Odumosu watches it the whole way. 

43'

Yellow Card

Luke Heeney (Drogheda United) is booked.

42'

Some good play going forward from Drogheda. James Brown tricks his way past a Wexford tackle in the box, but the ball runs away from him. If he went down he might have won a penalty. 

39'

Creeping towards the halftime mark, you can detect a lack of urgency in United Park at times. Althought Wexford are putting in a shift, there is a defeatist feel to their play. Makes sense, given their situation. 

37'

Yellow Card

Kieran Murphy (Wexford) is booked.

36'

No way in. Drogheda keeping the passing tight but Wexford -- to their credit -- are holding firm. 

30'

Crowley delivers an inviting ball into the Drogheda area from a free kick. Two pink shirts strench at the back post, but no-one can make a connection. 

28'

Drogheda firmly on top now. Forward players are seeing lots of the ball, and they look menacing. 

25'

Should have been 2-0. Conor Crowley is caught badly and Lyons nicks the ball on the edge of the area. Lyons only had Tom Murphy to beat, but he drags his shot. 

22'

A bit more life in Drogheda following the goal. There was an element of lethargy in the match prior to Prendergast's goal, but Drogheda seem to be shaking that off now. 

19'

ASSIST!

Hugh Douglas (Drogheda United) provides the assist.

19'

GOAL! Chris Lyons' decent outswinging corner is met by Hugh Douglas, before Prendergast cuts in to fire home with his head. This should be plain sailing. 

19'

GOAL!

Derek Prendergast (Drogheda United) scores.

18'

Resulting corner comes to nothing, eventually. 

17'

Luke Heeney puts a good ball in but it misses everyone. 

14'

Mark Doyle looks to slip a ball through to Lyons, but the move doesn't come off. A bit better from Drogs. 

12'

Not much happening. Both sides are being relatively patient with their passing, but not much happening in the ways of probing moves. 

7'

Open start to this one. Drogheda have to be cautious, but they are looking comfortable so far. 

5'

Yellow Card

Jay Nwanze (Wexford) is booked.

3'

Identical chance down the other end. James Brown cuts in for Chris Lyons, but the latter's shot skies over. 

2'

Charlie Smith of Wexford squares the ball to Karl Fitzsimons who somewhow finds himself in acres of space in the Drogheda box. Should have done a lot better with the shot, and it goes for a corner. 

0'

GAME ON!

The game between Drogheda United and Wexford has kicked off.

0'

Nearly ready to go at United Park. Drogheda are in their changed strip of black and red, Wexford wearing hot pink. Striking. 

0'

League leaders and Drogheda's rivals for the title Bray Wanderers are also playing at 3pm. They'll be watching with interest to see if Galway can nab anything at the Carlise Grounds. Updates for that one also available here on Extratime. https://www.extratime.com/matches/detail/41933/1/

0'

Drogheda will hope that today's match goes without incident. A straightforward three points against bottom side Wexford is needed to keep the heat on at the top of the table. 

0'

Some light reading before kick-off if you are that way inclined: Andrew Dempsey's preview of today's game is here -- https://www.extratime.com/articles/25953/league-preview-drogheda-united--v--wexford/

0'

And Wexford will look like this. Kieran Murphy makes his starting debut for the Slaneysiders. 

 

0'

Here's some line-ups for you. Drogheda:

 

0'

Hello! Fiachra Gallagher here bringing you the action from this afternoon's First Division clash between Drogheda United and Wexford. Kick-off is in 25 minutes or so. 



Photo Gallery for Drogheda United -v- Wexford



Drogheda United
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
James Brown 2
Defender
Hugh Douglas 6
Defender
Conor Kane 3
Defender
Derek Prendergast 5
Scored: 19'
Defender
Brandon Bermingham 16
Midfielder
Luke Heeney 21
Booked: 43'
82'
82Subbed Off: Adam Wixted 82'
Midfielder
Mark Hughes 45
Midfielder
Jake Hyland 11
Midfielder
Mark Doyle 14
Scored: 79'
Forward

Substitutes
Frank Cabraley
Midfield
James Clarke 22
59'
59Subbed On: Chris Lyons 59'
Booked: 62'
Midfield
Richie O'Farrell 10
Defender
Ryan O'Shea 25
Defender
Ross Treacy 1
Goalkeeper
Jack Tuite 4
Defender
Adam Wixted 7
82'
82Subbed On: Luke Heeney 82'
Midfield
Wexford
1 Tom Murphy
Goalkeeper
5 Dan Tobin
Defender
19 Charlie Smith
Defender
2 Karl Fitzsimons
Defender
4 James Carroll
Defender
Jay Nwanze ©
Midfielder
Booked: 5'
24 Kevin McEvoy
Midfielder
8 Jack Doherty
Midfielder
6 Conor Crowley
Midfielder
Kieran Murphy
Forward
Booked: 37'
66'
66Subbed Off: Patrick O'Sullivan 66'
7 Azeez Yussuf
Forward
Booked: 77'
84'
84Subbed Off: Malike Benrouguibi 84'

Substitutes
14 Patrick O'Sullivan
Midfield 66'
66Subbed On: Kieran Murphy 66'
18 Jack Lydon
Goalkeeper
15 Kristian Crawford
Defender
20 Malike Benrouguibi
Midfield 84'
84Subbed On: Azeez Yussuf 84'