James Brown tests Steacy yards from goal but the Longford keeper smothers the shot and averts the danger
Killian Phillips heads an effort just wide of the post from a corner. Still all to play for
Longford are a different team in this second half and are playing with far more confidence and belief in themselves.
Rob Manley has been brilliant since his introduction
Can Longford find an equaliser?
Rob Manley drives a powerful effort just wide of the post. The striker has been brilliant since coming on
McDonell has a good chance with a headed effort from a corner but just clears the crossbar with his shot
Aodh Dervin floats a ball towards the back post for Longford but there's nobody there to meet it and the ball dribbles harmlessly wide
Chris Lyons with an early second half shot close to goal but it is straight at Steacy who saves into his chest
Darragh Markey has been brilliant in this first half. Showing a real confidence on the ball and looks to be really enjoying his football out there
Murray shoots towards goal from distance but Steacy is equal to it on this occassion and palms the ball at his feet before collecting
Ronan Murray (Drogheda United) scores. It has been coming and it's no less than Drogheda deserve really.
Doyle not happy with how easily Lyons went down for the free kick on the edge of the box. Ronan Murray curls the free kick towards goal and somehow beats Steacy at his near post as the ball nestled into the top corner.
Dylan Grimes whips a free right into the crowded box but the referee blows for offside
Drogheda quick on the break again. Chris Lyons is looking really up for it tonight. He breaks free on the left of the box before finding Markey unmarked towards the back of the box. Markey can't get his effort on target.
Drogheda maintain their good pressure, Dane Massey just clears the crossbar with a powerful header yards from goal. The home side are getting closer
Kane picks up the ball from Doyle. Gets to the edge of the box and shoots towards goal but his attempted curler catches the wind and sails harmlessly wide
Claims for handball off O'Driscoll but the referee waves it away as there wasn't much he could do with Brown's drive hitting him from close range
Better from Longford. Dobbs does well to break free from Deegan and almost finds Grimes with the through ball but Phillips gets his leg in the way to avert the danger
Longford having to do all of the defending at the moment but McDonnell has started the game really well at the back
Both sets of defences on top at the moment. Drogheda look dangerous on the break with their pace. Chris Lyons just glanced another header wide of the post from a corner.
Paddy Kirk takes the ball down with a brilliant touch but there's nobody in the box quick enough to meet his cross into the box.
Moments later and Drogheda break quickly down the right with James Brown. Brown accelerates past Kirk and into the Longford half before whipping a quick cross onto the head of Lyons.
Lyons directs a good effort towards goal but not quite enough on it to trouble Steacy
The game has started at a frantic pace. Plenty of hustle and bustle in midfield but no chances of note yet
The game has just kicked off in what is a sunny but cool evening here in Drogheda! Quite the breeze as well so hopefully plenty of silky skills on the ground this evening!
Competition: 2021 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 24, 2021