The game has ended between UCD and Drogheda United.
We are into dying embers of this game. Drogheda look home and hosed and can travel back home with all three points.
That is all from tonight folks. Thank you so much for reading. Drogheda can enjoy the long weekend with the three points but the misery is compiled on UCD as they still hunt for their first win of the season. Take care!
The former UCD man comes back to haunt his former side.
Rooney cannot beat the first man and the ball is cleared away.
Rooney recieves the ball outsdie the UCD box and cuts in onto his right but the shot is tame and bobbles into the hands of Healy.
The momentum here with UCD as they search for an equaliser.
Sloppy tackle from Nugent and he goes into the refs book. Second booking of the night for the Drogheda sidde.
9 minutes of normal time to go here.
Game has lost its momentum quite a bit here.
UCD play on the break but the pass is poor from Duffy and he completely misses his target of Lennon Gill. Ball goes out for a Drogheda goal kick.
Drogheda playing the time wasting game but the refere is having none of it.
Drogheda play on the break but Poynton skies it. Poynton is beside himself
UCD need a reply to Lyons's pentalty as soon as possible. Slight feeling that this game is slipping further and further away from them.
Game has stopped. Sean Brennan down here looks like he might be able to play on.
Drogheda lead. Lyons send Healy the wrong way and buries it. Quality penalty.
Ryan Brennan is played in on the counter but can only side foot it wide. Another chance for Drogs goes begging! Certainly more aggressive from the Louth side.
Rooney committs a sloppy foul on Gallagher and enters Adriano Reale's book.
Sam Todd is brought down in the box but it doesn't look like a foul to me. Referee does not bat an eyelid.
Rooney takes a free kick from 30 yards out but hits the bar. Almost identical to the effort from Duffy in the first half. First real chance of the half. Drogheda fidning their feet a bit here.
A special mention to the fantastic contingent of travelling Drogheda fans who have made their voices heard all night.
Mosnter shot from Ryan Brennan from way way out but Healy tips the ball aside. What a strike
Ryan Brennan - James Clarke (Drogheda United).
UCD back out onto the pitch. Second half fast approaching.
Apolgies for that folks few technical difficulties on my end but it is 0-0 here at The Bowl. Chances for both sides coming at a premium with not much to write home about.
Two minutes added time here at The Bowl.
Linesman flag goes up and it is a free kick to UCD.
Great effort from Duffy! Looked like it was heading top corner but Sam Long gets across and makes the catch.
Nice run from Kerrigan and is tripped by Deegan. UCD free- kick about 30 yards out.
Sam Todd loses the ball and Lyons find himself in a lot of space. Gets the shot off but it is routine stuff for Healy.
Apologies folks it was Dunne who was injured.
Dylan Duffy appears to be down. Duffy has had a quality game so far.
Rooney gets the ball about 10 yards out and attempts a drag back but it goes wide. A creative effort.
UCD corner goes to the back stick but it comes to nothing.
Shot from Caffrey goes behind for a corner
Gary Deegan playing some fantastic passes out to the flanks. It appears that Drogs are looking to target the space behind the UCD wing backs when they push forward. Deegan playing some passes Zidane would be proud of.
Bad delivery from Kerrigan and Drogs take possesion of the ball.
Clark meets the cross but it is over the bar.
Good shot from Drogs but Healy pushes it behind for a corner
Kerrigan aims for Sam Todd but the delivery is just too long for Todd to reach it.
Long ball to Lyons but Lyons commits a foul on Todd.
Great through ball to Evan Caffrey but his first touch lets him down which allows Long to dive on it. UCD certainly growing into this.
Lovely ball in on the left side to Rooney cannot get the deliverey right.
No real clear cut chances from either side in this game.
Colm Whelan appears to be playing as a classic target man tonight with many long balls coming his way via Todd and Brennan
UCD play on the counter and Duffy records The Students first shot of the night.
Corner cleared away by Todd.
UCD consitently placing sloppy passes when attemping to play it out from the back. They could be playing themselves into dangerous areas in this match
Donal Higgins has gone down in the Drogheda half after a heavy 50/50. Higgins appears to be ok and there will be a drop ball to restart the match.
Pentaly shout here! Ronney goes down in the box but the referee waives it off. Few rickety moments here for The Students.
Both sides are just feeling each other out. One aspect of this match that has already caught my eye is the battle down the left-hand side between Andrew Quinn and Dylan Duffy. Duffy is looking to play as a left wing-back.
Five minutes till kick-off here at The Bowl.
A stunning night here on the south side of the capital. Perfect conditions for this crunch game between the sides that were favoured by the Extratime staff to be relgeated from the Premier Division.
Kevin Docherty and his back room staff have made one change to the team that drew at home to Bohemians last Friday with Evan Weir coming in for Keith Cowan.
Andy Myler has made one change to the side that recorded an impressive 2-2 draw away at the Showgrounds last Saturday, with Sean Brennan coming into the side at the expense of Jack Keaney. It appears that Keaney has broken a bone as his left hand. A big blow to the UCD side as he has been a stalwart in the centre of the park all season for The Students.
Hello everyone! You are all very welcome to this live coverage of UCD vs Drogheda on Extratime.ie. My name is Jack Keegan, and I'll be reporting on this match tonight.
Competition: 2022 League of Ireland Premier Division
Date: 7:45 p.m. April 15, 2022
The UCD Bowl