Pats continue to pile the pressure on but Drogheda are restricting them to half chances at the mintue
Drogheda manager Kevin Doherty has been shown a yellow card
Mark Doyle heads narrowly over, one of Pats best chances
Its Darragh Burns turn, he receives the ball on the half-turn and fires just wide
Ben McCormack turns well and flashes a shot just wide from about 25 yards out
Grivosti with what looked like a free header from a corner but Long saves
Half chance for the home team, Grivosti plays a good cross-field pass to find Breslin, who crosses but Sam Long gathers
Drogheda nearly double their advantage, Evan Weir gets in behind James Abankwah but his shot is saved by the on rushing Anang
Drogheda nearly catch Pats out on the break, Georgie Poynton eventually crosses it but its cleared by Scott
Jack Scott smashes a long-range shot wide after more sustained pressure from Pats
Pats are almost level! Great play by Burns down the left his cross gets to the back stick and Mark Doyle shoots over narrowly
The home side are piling the pressure on now but Drogheda are defending well
Eoin Doyle goes close again, after good work from Mark Doyle he passes to his namesake but the shot is eventually blocked
Chance for Eoin Doyle, Anto Breslin does great down the left with a strong run and the cross eventually breaks to Doyle but his shot is right at the keeper
The winger is booked after a foul on Dane Massey
Dayle Rooney (Drogheda United) scores.
Drogheda lead, Pats fail to clear a low cross, Rooney nips in ahead of the center backs rounds to keeper and smashes into the roof of the net from close range
Anto Breslin blazes a free kick in a good position over.
The free was won after good play by Billy King who spread it wide to Darragh Burns and the winger was fouled
Good pressure from Dayle Rooney forces Joseph Anang in the Pats goal to kick the ball straight out
The home side nearly have the ball in the net, Chris Forrester split the defence with a pass but Mark Doyle was offside
Pats dominating possession early on and penning Drogheda in their own half
The game between St. Patrick's Athletic and Drogheda United has kicked off.
Were underway in Inchicore!
Joe Redmond and Mark Doyle start against their former club tonight. The pair were instrumental in Drogheda retaining their Premier Division status last year.
The team news is out!
The Saints are unchanged from their most recent game, a 2-1 defeat to Derry City. While Evan Weir comes back into the side for Drogheda.
Just under 30 minutes to go until kick off here at Richmond Park, you can follow all the action live with myself Ryan Kilbane
Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 1, 2022