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Scored: 48'
- Dan Hawkins 48'

Scored: 93'
- Mark Coyle 93'

Live Updates for Drogheda United -v- Shelbourne

94'

A cracking second half full of endeavour and no little skill from both sides. Shels slightly edged the second 45  but only marginally , but they did grow noticably in confidence after Hawkins's goal.

Drogheda will feel a little hard done by as they did most things right except put the ball in the net.

 

Markey and Deegan in pariticular were very infleuntial and it was unfortunate  that the former was caught in possession for the second goal at the death.

Shels are very much up and running now and Duff will take a lot out of their second half performance as well obviously as being glad of three points on the road.

 

Thats it from Patrick O' Connor, hope you enjoyed the live updates from Drogheda where the attendance was a very healthy 1,463.

94'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Drogheda United and Shelbourne.

93'

Markey loses possesion after being hasselled by Coyle,  the latter races from the half way line and cooly slots past  McCabe - game over !!!!!!!!!

93'

GOAL!

Mark Coyle (Shelbourne) scores.

90'

4 mins added time

90'

Yellow Card

Sean Boyd (Shelbourne) is booked.

88'

Substitution

Brian McManus  - Jack Moylan  (Shelbourne).

87'

Free kick by Drogheda, well saved by Webb

85'

Yellow Card

Dayle Rooney (Drogheda United) is booked.

84'

Yellow Card

George Poynton (Drogheda United) is booked.

80'

Free kick to Shels, well worked move but the ball is worked clear by Drogheda

76'

Free kick by Poynton draws a good save from Webb and the ball is eventually cleared 

75'

Substitution

Dayle Rooney  - Evan Weir  (Drogheda United).

71'

Substitution

Dean Williams  - Chris Lyons  (Drogheda United).

70'

Some sustainwed pressure from the home side now as they go in serach of an eqialiser

68'

Substitution

Jordan McEneff  - Dan Hawkins  (Shelbourne).

62'

Free kick to Drogheda, its off the wall and out for a corner which comes to nothing

60'

Yellow Card

Aodh Dervin (Shelbourne) is booked.

59'

Substitution

George Poynton  - Darragh Nugent  (Drogheda United).

59'

Substitution

Adam Foley  - Dylan Grimes  (Drogheda United).

55'

Substitution

Sean Boyd  - Daniel Carr  (Shelbourne).

53'

Shels playing with much greater confidence after that goal

48'

Tenacious work by Moylan alomg the left flank, his pull back falls nicely for Hawkins who blasts it to the back of the net.

 

48'

ASSIST!

Jack Moylan (Shelbourne) provides the assist.

48'

GOAL!

Dan Hawkins (Shelbourne) scores.

46'

A  bright start by Drogheda again the second half, they go straight into attack and cause troubke for the Shels defence

46'

SECOND HALF

The second half between Drogheda United and Shelbourne has started.

45'

Drogheda dominated the opening phases of the game, Shels were very slow out of the blocks , but the remaining 25 mins was much more even.

Some good passages of play , with Deegan and Markey ( Drogheda) and Dervin and Coyle ( Shels) all trying to play the ball on the deck.

 

No goals,very few shots on target , lets hope for a bit more goal mouth action in the second half  at a chilly Head in the Game Park

45'

The home side dominated the opening phases of the match but Shelbourne began to match them in latter stages.

 

No goals yet, lets home for a bit more goal mouth action in the secind half 

45'

HALF TIME

It is half-time between Drogheda United and Shelbourne.

44'

1 min extra time

42'

A much more even game now, It took Shels a long time to get going but they now seem to have got a grip on the home side and are retaining possession much better than in the opening 20 mins

36'

Great save by McCabe after a snap shot from the edge of the box by Moylan, much better from Shels in the last 10 mins

33'

Yellow Card

Darragh Nugent (Drogheda United) is booked.

26'

Corner for Drogheda but its poorly taken and does not clear the first man and is easily cleared

25'

Kane makes a good burst down the sideline for Shels but he over runs the ball and it goes wide

20'

With 20 mins gone, its all Drogheda here with Deegan and Markey pulling the strings in midfield. Damian Duff is making lots of notes on the sideline for his half time team talk, on the evidence of the opening phases he will have a lot to say at the break.

18'

Markey sets up Grimes for a shot from the edge of the but its well over the bar again

18'

Markey sets up Grimes for a shot from the edge of the but its well over the bar again

13'

Good work by Markey and Drogheda have another corner, this one is also easily dealt with by the visitors defence.

12'

Great individual run by Dan Hawkins , the first real attack by Shels, but his final shot is weak and wide

10'

Another corner to the home side but its cleared to safety by Shels

6'

Drogheda have started the brighter of the two sides, Shels have not got out of their own half yet

3'

Mark Hughes tries a speculative shot from the corner but he is off balance and its well over 

3'

First corner of the match to Drogheda

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Drogheda United and Shelbourne has kicked off.

0'

Just over 5 minutes to kick off, the stadium is about 75 % full, lets hope they fill it by KO time.

0'

Damian Duff sticks with the same team he fielded last weekend with just one enforced change, Cameron Ledwidge coming in at left back for the injured Shane Griffin.

0'

Drogheda's team is announced and it contains many familiar faces from the 2021 campiagn such as Colin McCabe, Dane Massey, Gary Deegan and goalscorer in chief Chris Lyons

0'

Shelbourne have one game under their belt already, albeit a 3-0 defeat to St Patricks Athletic, so they will be anxious to give new manager Damian Duff something to cheer about in their first away match of the new campaign.

0'

Drogheda Utd make their 2022 season debut tonight in front of their home fans following the cancellation of their opening match of the season against Finn Harps last weekend.

0'

Hello and welcome to Head in the Game Park in Drogheda for tonights match between Drogheda Utd and Shelbourne.

 

I'm Patrick O' Connor and I'll be bringing you all the action from tonight's match.





Drogheda
WMay 20, 2022
Drogheda 3 - 1 Harps
WMay 23, 2022
Drogheda 1 - 0 Shamrock R
DMay 27, 2022
Bohs 1 - 1 Drogheda
DJune 17, 2022
Derry 1 - 1 Drogheda
DJune 24, 2022
Drogheda 0 - 0 Sligo
Colin McCabe 1
Goalkeeper
Andrew Quinn 4
Defender
Dane Massey 14
Defender
Mark Hughes 6
Defender
Evan Weir 3
75'
75Subbed Off: Dayle Rooney 75'
Defender
Darragh Nugent 24
Booked: 33'
59'
59Subbed Off: George Poynton 59'
Midfielder
Darragh Markey 7
Midfielder
Dylan Grimes 10
59'
59Subbed Off: Adam Foley 59'
Midfielder
Gary Deegan 8
Midfielder
James Clarke 22
Midfielder
Chris Lyons 9
71'
71Subbed Off: Dean Williams 71'
Forward

Substitutes
Sean Roughan 2
Defender
Dayle Rooney 16
75'
75Subbed On: Evan Weir 75'
Booked: 85'
Midfield
George Poynton 26
59'
59Subbed On: Darragh Nugent 59'
Booked: 84'
Midfield
Charles Mutawe 18
Defender
Evan Haddock 28
Defender
Adam Foley 11
59'
59Subbed On: Dylan Grimes 59'
Midfield
Aaron Davis 12
Goalkeeper
Mohammad Boudiaf 15
Defender
Dean Williams 17
71'
71Subbed On: Chris Lyons 71'
Forward
Shelbourne
WMay 20, 2022
St. Pats 1 - 2 Shels
WMay 23, 2022
Shels 2 - 0 UCD
LMay 27, 2022
Shamrock R 2 - 0 Shels
LJune 17, 2022
Bohs 1 - 0 Shels
DJune 24, 2022
Shels 0 - 0 Dundalk
25 Lewis Webb
Goalkeeper
2 John Ross Wilson
Defender
32 Kameron Ledwidge
Defender
3 Conor Kane
Defender
23 Luke Byrne ©
Defender
4 Aaron O'Driscoll
Midfielder
10 Jack Moylan
Midfielder 88'
88Subbed Off: Brian McManus 88'
16 Aodh Dervin
Midfielder
Booked: 60'
8 Mark Coyle
Midfielder
Scored: 93'
11 Dan Hawkins
Forward
Scored: 48'
68'
68Subbed Off: Jordan McEneff 68'
14 Daniel Carr
Forward 55'
55Subbed Off: Sean Boyd 55'

Substitutes
24 David Toure
Defender
15 Adam Thomas
Defender
14 Brian McManus
Midfield 88'
88Subbed On: Jack Moylan 88'
22 Jordan McEneff
Forward 68'
68Subbed On: Dan Hawkins 68'
12 Jad Hakiki
Midfield
17 Shane Farrell
Midfield
1 Brendan Clarke
Goalkeeper
9 Sean Boyd
Forward 55'
55Subbed On: Daniel Carr 55'
Booked: 90'
19 Stanley Anaebonam
Midfield

MATCH INFO

Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division

Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 25, 2022

Venue: Head in the Game Park

Referee: Oliver Moran

Attendance: 1,463

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