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Chris Lyons 17' -
Scored: 17'


Scored: 36'
- Johnny Kenny 36'

Live Updates for Drogheda United -v- Sligo Rovers

Updates by Simon O'Gorman

90' + 3'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers.

90' + 1'

Sligo come very close in added time when Gibson's chipped ball across the goalmouth almost finds De Vries. But Drogheda clear the ball.

89'

We're nearly done in Drogheda but both teams still looking for the winner. It's been a really good game.

88'

A long ball over the top and it drops for Chris Lyons, but his shot lacked conviction and Sligo survive the scare.

87'

Yellow Card

James Brown (Drogheda United) is booked.

85'

Five minutes to go and Sligo break, Gibson threatening to cut through in gal. Gary Deegan took him down right on the edge of the area but Bolger's low free is harmless and is easily gathered by McCabe.

85'

Yellow Card

Gary Deegan (Drogheda United) is booked.

80'

A Drogheda corner causes chaos after McGinty doesn't claim it but it results in a scooped effort by O'Reilly that loops harmlessly over the Sligo bar.

80'

Substitution

Ryan De Vries (in) - Romeo Parkes (out) (Sligo Rovers).

78'

Shane Blaney coming perilously close to a second yellow there. Nothing nasty but a foul that stops a break and some voices raised as the ref considers his options... he made do with a word and a free.

76'

Both keepers spilling the ball a little too often. That's how Drogheda took the lead and in the last few minutes both McGinty and McCabe has coem for a ball, spilled it, and then recovered... just!

73'

Substitution

James Clarke (in) - Ronan Murray (out) (Drogheda United).

70'

Yellow Card

Chris Lyons (Drogheda United) is booked.

69'

A poor challenge from Luke Heeney gets him a yellow card. He went in with a straight leg and that could have gone horribly wrong.

68'

Yellow Card

Luke Heeney (Drogheda United) is booked.

66'

Oh, Drogheda should be ahead. A superb move up the right, driven by James Brown, and the ball is cut back for Philips, all on his own ten yards from goal, but he scoops his effort high over the bar and immediately pulls his shirt over his head... he'll have nightmares about that one.

64'

Another free kick delivered by Murray into the Sligo box. It got a flick on at the near post by a defender and Killian Philips met it with a header at the back post. Sadly for the home side, the ball curled away from the goal and wide.

63'

Drogheda almost give up a goal there allowing Sligo to get the ball into their box and only a last gasp intervention by James Brown denies Romeo Parkes from close range.

61'

Good football by Drogheda and a through ball from Philips almost finds the goal-scorer Lyons. 

60'

At the other end Drogheda lamost take the lead when O'Reilly meets a Murray cross but his header fails to find the net.

57'

Sligo almost put themselves ahead after a sweeping break from a Drogheda corner. Parkes stole the ball and was suddenly beyond the Drogheda line and bursting forward into space, He spun a pass out to the rightwhere Gibson met it and slid a diagonal ball through the middle for Johnny Kenny. Through on goal, the young striker appeared to stand on the balll, leaving it behind him, but he was flagged off-side anyhow.

53'

Substitution

Luke Heeney (in) - Mark Doyle (out) (Drogheda United).

50'

A smart drive by Lewis Banks. He cut across it and the ball was moving in the air, but McCabe in the Drogheda goal just about hung on to it.

49'

A free kick for Drogheda wide on the right, but Ronan Murray's delivery is poor and the ball is easily cleared.

47'

Romeo Parkes is playing quite deep for Sligo, leaving Johnny Kenny to act as the advanced striker.

46'

SECOND HALF

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

45' + 2'

HALF TIME

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

45' + 1'

Sligo win a corner which John Mahon meets with a firm header, but it's straight at McCabe and the Drogheda keeper holds onto it cleanly.

45'

there will be one added minute

40'

Figueira creates another opening for Sligo, cutting inside and setting Parkes up, but the striker's shot was one of those low bobblers that take a leisurely route to the hands of the goalkeeper.

36'

GOAL!

Johnny Kenny (Sligo Rovers) scores. Walter Figueira found space outside the Drogheda box and fired in a low shot which McCabe spilled. Kenny was first in and showed great calmness to take a touch and then plant the ball into the Drogheda net from close range.

35'

It's been a bit scrappy over the last ten minutes or so and the passing has been loose. Still, this gives a sense that a fatal error may be just around the corner, at one end or the other.

28'

A bit of a kerfuffle after Shane Blaney took out Drogheda's Darragh Markey. The ref dealt with it well. A word of warning and a yellow card for the young Sligo midfielder and on we go.

28'

Yellow Card

Shane Blaney (Sligo Rovers) is booked.

26'

Good lord, Ed McGinty must have given Liam Buckley a heart attack there. He came outside his box to deal with a long through ball and ended up chesting it down before passing it away, all while under a bit too much pressure for it to be comfortable.

24'

Sligo almost playing themselves into real trouble there. Having pressed Chris Lyons into a loose pass they dealt with the ricochet quite nervously, finally being bailed out by keeper McGinty who put his footthrough the ball and cleared the growing danger.

22'

It looks like Drogs are playing two in the left back area; Massey and O'Shea. O'Shea is actually part of the midfield four but he's playing very deep and very left... perhaps a sign of how dangerous Jordan Gibson can be.

17'

GOAL!

Chris Lyons (Drogheda United) scores. A very poor bit of judgement from Sligo 'keeper Ed McGinty. He came for a long ball pumped into the box but was nowhere near getting it. Instead, Dan O'Reilly headed it goalwards and with no keeper to beat, Lyons was free to nudge his header over the line.

15'

A decent snapshot by Sligo's Johnny Kenny. He hit it from about 20 yards out but it was always heading straight for Colin McCabe in the Drogheda goal. That put an end to an extended bout of head tennis which never looks good.

12'

Studious defending by Dane Massey as Sligo feed Gibson again, wide on Sligo's right flank. Gibson has the ability to change a game in a heartbeat so Massey will need to be on his game tonight.

11'

Jordan Gibson and Parkes combine for the first time this evening and Sigo win a corner off Dan O'Reilly as a result. Robbie McCourt sends the corner in but John Mahon's header is wide of the Drogheda goal.

7'

Nothing of significance happening in Drogheda but bright poi]sitive play from both teams. Maybe it's the Spring sunshine but it feels like a nice place to be this evening.

3'

Good football from Sligo as Figueira and Romeo Parkes combine to get a cross in from the left that Johnny Kenny flicks wide of the Drogheda near post with a header.

2'

Strong defending from James Brown in his first tussle of the evening with Sligo's wide man Walter Figueira. Both teams looking to get some momentum back having los their last game.

1'

GAME ON!

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

0'

Just twenty minutes until Drogheda United and Sligo Rovers kick-off the weekend round of matches at Head In The Game Park. The home side make just one change to the team that lost last weekend against their Co Louth rivals, Dundalk. Mark Doyle returns to the starting eleven in place of Hugh Douglas who drops to the bench.

Sligo Rovers make three changes to the side that lost to Derry City at the Showgrounds last weekend. Lewis Banks comes in for right back Colm Hprgan, while Shane Blaney replaces Niall Morahan in central midfield. Walter Figueira also returns to the first XI, coming in instead of David Cawley.





Drogheda
LOct. 29, 2021
Sligo 2 - 0 Drogheda
DNov. 1, 2021
Harps 0 - 0 Drogheda
LNov. 4, 2021
Drogheda 0 - 1 Dundalk
LNov. 7, 2021
Bohs 2 - 1 Drogheda
LNov. 19, 2021
Shamrock R 2 - 1 Drogheda
Colin McCabe 1
Goalkeeper
James Brown 2
Booked: 87'
Defender
Dane Massey 41
Defender
Daniel O'Reilly 5
Defender
Ryan O'Shea 25
Defender
Darragh Markey 7
Midfielder
Mark Doyle 14
53'
53Subbed Off: Luke Heeney 53'
Midfielder
Gary Deegan 8
Booked: 85'
Midfielder
Killian Phillips 19
Midfielder
Chris Lyons 9
Scored: 17'
Booked: 70'
Forward
Ronan Murray 17
73'
73Subbed Off: James Clarke 73'
Forward

Substitutes
Luke Heeney 21
53'
53Subbed On: Mark Doyle 53'
Booked: 68'
Forward
Hugh Douglas 6
Defender
James Clarke 22
73'
73Subbed On: Ronan Murray 73'
Midfield
Mohammad Boudiaf
Defender
Brandon Bermingham 16
Forward
Jordan Adeyemo 20
Forward
Charles Mutawe
Defender
Sam O'Brien
Defender
David Odumosu 23
Goalkeeper
Sligo
WOct. 29, 2021
Sligo 2 - 0 Drogheda
WNov. 1, 2021
Sligo 1 - 0 Longford
WNov. 5, 2021
St. Pats 0 - 3 Sligo
LNov. 12, 2021
Derry 2 - 0 Sligo
DNov. 19, 2021
Sligo 1 - 1 Bohs
1 Edward McGinty
Goalkeeper
26 Garry Buckley
Defender
2 Lewis Banks
Defender
21 John Mahon
Defender
5 Robbie McCourt
Defender
7 Jordan Gibson
Midfielder
10 Walter Figueira
Midfielder
6 Greg Bolger
Midfielder
14 Shane Blaney
Midfielder
Booked: 28'
24 Johnny Kenny
Forward
Scored: 36'
27 Romeo Parkes
Forward 80'
80Subbed Off: Ryan De Vries 80'

Substitutes
3 Regan Donelon
Defender
9 Ryan De Vries
Forward 80'
80Subbed On: Romeo Parkes 80'
20 Darren Collins
Forward
12 Mark Byrne
Midfield
30 Richard Brush
Goalkeeper
Cillian Heaney
Forward
3 Colm Horgan
Defender
23 Scott Lynch
Defender
33 Peter Maguire
Defender

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 5:45 p.m. April 30, 2021

Venue: United Park

Referee: Robert Harvey

Attendance: Unknown

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